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Infant who survived in 1920s Coney Island sideshow incubator dies at 96

MINEOLA, N.Y.— Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely two pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone. … Full Article

Thick white smoke concerns Bay Ridge residents

Bay Ridge residents are concerned about a thick white smoke that permeates the block of 91st street between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association: New data from city shows Pier 6 development unnecessary

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) says that property valuations released by the city’s Finance Department last month show that two residential towers planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 are not financially necessary. … Full Article

LICH garage, slated for demolition, was built over local objections

In the recent controversy about the Fortis plan for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus, which — among other things —would tear down the LICH garage and put up a 17-story building on the site, little mention has been made of the fact that this very garage, in its day, was also th … Full Article

Trolley tour to celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

The last slave in New York refused her owner’s offer of freedom. When the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in New York died, W.E.B. DuBois gave her eulogy. … Full Article

2017 Dine In Brooklyn shaping up to be delicious

Reporters and community members got to preview local edible delights on Tuesday as Borough President Eric Adams launched the 2017 edition of Dine In Brooklyn at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Some Brooklyn Heights neighbors fuming over ‘Homeland’ car fire

Residents of Brooklyn Heights are used to production companies taking over their parking spaces and clogging the neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks as they film movies, commercials and TV shows. … Full Article

Sarsour leaving post at Arab American Association of NY

Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political activist whose public profile has been raised to a national level thanks in part to her role in organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington last month, is leaving her job as executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of Ne … 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

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