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Velazquez proposes ‘Superfund Tax’ to combat Trump EPA budget cuts

A Brooklyn congresswoman whose district includes three federal Superfund sites is calling for a new tax on all chemical and large oil companies to fund the cleanup of some toxic locations. … Full Article
 

Driver Dorothy Bruns in fatal Park Slope crash will be charged for death of two kids

The disabled driver who fatally ran down two kids in Park Slope in March is now facing up to 15 years in jail for disregarding her doctor’s orders to not drive given her heart condition and multiple sclerosis, authorities said Thursday. … Full Article
 

40-story development slated for Greenpoint waterfront

A proposed Greenpoint waterfront development first reported on in 2015 seems to finally be moving forward, according to New York YIMBY. … Full Article
 

Playground under MTA’s Culver Viaduct reopens

The rebuilt St. Mary’s Playground under the subway system’s elevated Culver Viaduct, which carries the F and G trains over southern Carroll Gardens and the Gowanus Canal, has reopened. … Full Article
 

The tallest building in Brooklyn begins its rise to the top

Things are looking up!

Construction is about to begin on Brooklyn's tallest building — the borough’s first thousand-footer that will rival the highest skyscrapers of Manhattan.  … Full Article

 

The Decemberists, Common, Gary Clark Jr. headline upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season

The Decemberists, the Jayhawks, Aimee Mann, Branford Marsalis, Anoushka Shankar, Gary Clark Jr.,  Ricky Skaggs, Antibalas and Kronos Quartet will top an impressive lineup as Brooklyn’s premiere outdoor festival celebrates its 40th season in Prospect Park. … Full Article
 
 

Cops collar two in latest attacks on Jews in Crown Heights

For the third time in three weeks, an Orthodox Jewish man was reportedly attacked in Crown Heights – but this time, two suspects were caught. … Full Article

 

City planning for blockbuster ferry crowds in Brooklyn Bridge Park

It’s ferry good news for Brooklyn Heights commuters and tourists: The city will launch larger boats and add more dockhands to ease congestion at Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the most popular destinations on the water-borne transit line. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s own Gangstagrass will perform ‘Live at the Archway’ in DUMBO

Ever wonder what blending bluegrass and hip-hop would sound like? … Full Article
 

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