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The Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn is in the late August air. History lovers are going to ceremonies and reenactments all over the borough just as Gov. … Full Article

Russell Simmons: NYC's horse carriages like Holocaust

Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. … Full Article

Friday July 17, Our World In Pictures

TENNESSEE — Woman Attends Memorial after Shooting: Cathy Sosbee places a balloon and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside a military recruiting center on Friday in Chattanooga. … Full Article

Celebrate ‘City of Water Day’ this Saturday

The beautiful city! the city of hurried and sparkling waters!
the city of spires and masts!
The city nested in bays! my city!
-- Walt Whitman … Full Article

CB2 approves Brooklyn Heights Library plan and Pier 6 affordable housing, but adds provisions

At an emotional meeting Wednesday night, Community Board 2 approved, with caveats, the controversial plan to sell and redevelop the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Thursday July 16, Our World In Pictures

NEW JERSEY — Boys Compete in Sandcastle Contest: Logan Dennison, 13, right, and Vincent Impresa, 12, dig sand on the beach in the rain as they work on a sandcastle during the "NJ Sandcastle Contest," in Belmar on Wednesday. … Full Article

Several injured by debris from Brooklyn building collapse

The Fire Department says several people suffered minor injuries when they were hit by debris from a building collapse in Brooklyn. The vacant four-story building on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. … Full Article

De Blasio: Eric Garner's death not in vain

The death of an unarmed black man who was held in a police chokehold wasn't in vain, and could help change the relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a church service in honor of Eric Garner. … Full Article

CB2 Committee approves Pier 6 Tower Plan on Brooklyn Bridge Park

Members of the Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday voted 6 to 1 to approve the proposed modifications of the General Project Plan (GPP) that would allow affordable housing in/on the Pier 6 development. … Full Article

Fundraiser for Brooklyn Heights baby who died in SoHo day care

Friends and co-workers have started a fundraiser on the GoFundMe website to help the Brooklyn Heights parents of a 3-month-old baby boy who died in an unlicensed SoHo day care on July 13 – his first day at the facility. … Full Article

Full CB2 to consider Brooklyn Heights Library sale Wednesday night

On Wednesday, July 15, the full board of Community Board 2 will consider the recommendation of its Land Use Committee that the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library be approved, with three caveats. … Full Article

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