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Law enforcement heavyweight William Bratton confirmed on Monday that he will not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017. … Full Article

Bratton says he won't remain NYPD commissioner past 2017

Law enforcement heavyweight William Bratton confirmed on Monday that he will not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017. … Full Article

Monday July 25, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Heat Strikes Northeast: Tourists and other pedestrians brave temperatures in the low 90s as they walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday. … Full Article

Gravesend trash plant foes demand halt to construction

A 6-foot-long metal piece blew off the roof of a trash processing plant under construction in Gravesend, prompting renewed calls by local environmentalists for the city to bring the project to a halt. … Full Article

L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn to close for 18 months starting in January 2019

An East River tunnel that carries one of New York City's most crowded subway lines will be closed for a year and a half starting in January 2019. … Full Article

Gentile secures funds to renovate home for disabled Brooklyn residents

A group home for developmentally disabled adults in Bay Ridge will undergo major renovations to make the living space more comfortable for the residents as they grow older, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Housing preservation group touts progress in Bay Ridge

Slowly but surely, the city is making progress in its fight against developers who illegally convert small homes into multi-unit dwellings in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to a Brooklyn housing preservation group whose leaders issued a newsletter touting recent successes. … Full Article

Affordable housing and community gardens preserved in Columbia District deal

The sale of a long-vacant lot will generate the funds to preserve 28 units of existing affordable housing in the Columbia Waterfront District, seed the creation of up to 70 new units of affordable housing in Red Hook, and protect two local community gardens. … Full Article

What Pollution? Gowanus thrives along Superfund canal

It could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. … Full Article

Friends raising funds to pay for Xaverian grad’s funeral

A tragedy in Gerritsen Beach has brought that community together, with friends and neighbors joining forces to raise money to pay for the funeral of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. … Full Article

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