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With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and S … Full Article

Kushner-owned former Jehovah's campus added to DUMBO BID

With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and Sands Streets. The 1.2 million-square-foot, five-building campus is now known as DUMBO Heights. … Full Article

Hallelujah! No more early-morning demo for Fortis at Brooklyn LICH site

Cobble Hill residents heaved a collective sigh of relief over the news on Thursday that they will no longer be shaken awake early in the morning by noisy demolition at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black History Month

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) held a cocktail reception on Thursday at Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights to salute the work of outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the borough. … Full Article

Brooklyn workers strike on Day Without Immigrants

The nationwide Day Without Immigrants strike on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was also expected to have significant support in Brooklyn, where members of nonprofit group Worker's Justice Project (WJP) planned to join the 24-hour work stoppage to send a me … Full Article
Comptroller Stringer Debars Contractor for Stealing Prevailing Wages

Stringer nails contractor who stole $1.7 million from immigrant workers

After getting away with stealing money from his immigrant employees’ paychecks for years, a major contractor who worked city projects across the five boroughs was slapped on Monday with a $3.2 million fine and barred from doing business with the city and state for five years. … Full Article

Advocates demand New York lawmakers outlaw child marriage

Safia Mahjebia of New York's Brooklyn borough was 16 years old when a close friend in her tight-knit Bangladeshi community was forced into a marriage with a 25-year-old man. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council names Hidden Treasures award winners

Seven grassroots leaders who have worked, often behind the scenes, to make their neighborhood a better place to live will be rewarded for their efforts by the Bay Ridge Community Council at the organization’s annual Hidden Treasures of the Community Awards ceremony later this month. … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano raises money for a good cause

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held its 21st annual Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 10, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. … Full Article

Love comes to Babeland just in time for Valentine’s Day

Shoppers come to Babeland for sex toys, lotions, vibrators, erotic movies and non-judgmental advice from trained educators who teach classes on topics like how to find that sweet spot. … Full Article

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership continues 5th Annual Black Artstory Month

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is presenting the Fifth Annual Black “Artstory” Month, “The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora,” throughout February. … Full Article

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