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Downtown Brooklyn was the scene of numerous staged fires, explosions and gas leaks on Thursday as the New York City Fire Department hosted its 15th annual FDNY EMS Competition and health fair, whic … Full Article

Mock disasters rock MetroTech at FDNY EMS competition

Downtown Brooklyn was the scene of numerous staged fires, explosions and gas leaks on Thursday as the New York City Fire Department hosted its 15th annual FDNY EMS Competition and health fair, which takes place as part of National EMS Week. … Full Article

Thursday May 21, Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Woman Leads Herd: An elderly Kashmiri Bakarwal woman leads a herd of horse near Peer Ki Gali, 50 miles south of Srinagar on Wednesday. … Full Article

Councilmember Laurie A. Cumbo visits Clinton Hill Library, a finalist for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Clinton Hill branch is among ten finalists for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. To recognize the branch's contributions to the neighborhood, City Councilmember Laurie A. … Full Article

NYC Fourth of July fireworks to be on the East River

New York City's Fourth of July fireworks show will once again be on the East River. … Full Article

Historic anchor, loved by many, seeks new Heights home

A ceremonial departure for the historic ship’s anchor that sat for decades in front of 76 Montague St. will take place soon. Friend Of A Farmer, the new tenant in that building, will offer refreshments as a show of good will to new neighbors and customers in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Bay Ridge veteran is grand marshal of Memorial Day Parade

A Bay Ridge World War II veteran who spearheaded a project to plant American flags on sidewalks in the community’s shopping strips will serve as the grand marshal of 148th Annual Kings County Memorial day Parade. … Full Article

PHOTO: Fleet Week is coming to NYC

U.S. Navy ships paraded into New York City Wednesday, passing under the Verrazano Bridge. A crowd lined the shoreline of Bay Ridge to applaud the arrival of the splendid ships for Fleet Week.  … Full Article

City breaks ground on Gravesend Park renovation project

A Brooklyn neighborhood that has a serious shortage of parkland is going to be getting a new version of an old familiar park. … Full Article

Fortis reveals first look at LICH development plans

Developer Fortis Property Group presented its first look at plans for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) at a standing-room-only meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) on Monday. … Full Article

NYC Emergency Management honors Brooklyn volunteers who assisted in East Village building collapse response and recovery efforts

Last week, NYC Emergency Management joined Public Advocate Letitia James to honor volunteers who assisted the East Village community following the explosion and building collapse near Second Avenue and 7th Street on March 26. … Full Article

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