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Teens rally at Board of Elections to lower voting age

An effort to lower the voting age in New York state to 17 appears to be gaining momentum as a Brooklyn lawmaker who joined forces with high school students is continuing his push for a change in the law. … Full Article
 
Kayaking In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Study suggests expanding waterfront activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Where cargo ships once docked, the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park has drawn millions to Brooklyn’s shoreline. … Full Article
 

Borough Hall poll workers make fashion statement

Voters going to the polls on Tuesday usually encountered helper poll workers who directed them to the correct tables to pick up ballots and patiently answered their questions. But the poll workers at Borough Hall did more than just assist voters. They made a fashion statement! … Full Article
 

Jehovah’s Witnesses sell development site at 74 Adams St. in DUMBO

Another piece of the Kingdom is gone. On Wednesday, the Jehovah’s Witnesses announced the sale of one of the last remaining properties in their once-massive Brooklyn real-estate portfolio.  … Full Article
 

Sunset cruise to DUMBO on the NYC Ferry

The journey's brief. The scenery's epic. A ride on the NYC Ferry from its North Williamsburg stop to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park takes just 13 minutes. But boy, is it fun if you go right before sunset. … Full Article
 

New views of the Williamsburg waterfront

For what seems like forever, we've been stalking shoreline developments in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Isn't it about time we actually took a look inside one? … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Public Library teams up with Bard to offer free college degrees

A new program to help students who have been discouraged or excluded from higher education will be bringing liberal arts Associate degrees to Brooklyn starting this winter, Bard College and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced recently. … Full Article
 

How surgery helped woman survive brain tumor

The brave battle that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is waging against brain cancer has put a spotlight on brain tumors in a way that is making millions of Americans pay attention.  … Full Article
 

Making movies that change lives: Filmmakers to discuss their powerful documentaries at St. Francis College

With great storytelling and a marketing strategy to match, documentaries and feature films can raise awareness of the most pressing issues of our time, and even initiate major change.  … Full Article
 

Arguments in court continue, as Brooklyn Heights Association fights mayor & park on Pier 6 development

Oral arguments continued on Monday in the lawsuit brought by the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) against Brooklyn Bridge Park opposing two residential towers the park has begun to build on Pier 6. … Full Article
 

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