President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Brooklyn Arabs outraged by rhetoric on Syrian refugees

Arab-American leaders expressed outrage over the reaction by elected officials across the country against President Barack Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. … Full Article

Friday Nov. 20, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — Issues Grow at Border: A migrant holds a sign reading ''Where is humanity gone'' at no man's land, as Macedonian policemen guard the borders of their country near Idomeni village on Thursday. … Full Article

Levin pushes for bigger Brooklyn Heights Library at City Council hearing

During a packed four-hour City Council subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Councilmember Stephen Levin said he would not support the sale and redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch unless he was convinced “it’s a good deal for the local community and Brooklyn Public Libra … Full Article

Lander, officials reject LICH proposal backed by Fortis

"The community does not support this ULURP proposal— and neither do I," said Councilmember Brad Lander at Thursday night’s fall meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA). … Full Article

Obama honors Brooklynite Shirley Chisholm’s legacy with Presidential Medal of Freedom

"What would it mean if President Obama or Hillary Clinton evoked Shirley Chisholm's name?" asked Dr. Zinga A. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC won't be intimidated by new Islamic State video

New York City will not be intimidated by a newly released Islamic State group video showing images of Times Square, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, urging residents to go to work and live normally. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 19, Our World In Pictures

MANILA — Students and Police Clash: Police fire water cannons at student activists as they clash near the venue hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Thursday. … Full Article

Museum hosts real estate summit, faces live blowback

Members of the Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) capped a day of protest in front of the Brooklyn Museum Tuesday with a satirical installation of couches, chairs and other indoor furniture to highlight the consequences of neighborhood gentrification. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society celebrates 50th anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as historic district

Nov. 23, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district. … Full Article

Brooklyn parks chief looks back at 33 years of service

Charles Gili could write a book about all of the adventures he has had in New York City’s parks, according to colleagues who said he has seen it all. … Full Article


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