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Within Cadman Plaza Park is the Brooklyn War Memorial, a granite and limestone tribute to the more than 300,000 brave men and women from the borough who served in World War II. … Full Article

Cuomo to be first governor to visit Cuba as ties reopen

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. … Full Article

U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced. … Full Article

Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. … Full Article

Golden calling on residents to protest water rate hike

Residents will have even more reason to take short showers, water the plants less frequently and turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth in the morning. The city is planning to raise the water rates starting in July. … Full Article

Thursday April 16, Our World In Pictures

GERMANY — Giraffe Calf Explores Outdoor Enclosure: A young giraffe named Nakuru falls into the water after it could not stop running during its first exploration of its outdoor enclosure in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg on Thursday. … Full Article

Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law

To mark the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law, a new exhibition looks at the architectural losses that led up to the law and how it has helped shape neighborhoods today that blend both the old and new.
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Adams proclaims April as Brooklyn Landmarks Month

Brooklyn boasts many famous landmarks, everything from the Cyclone to the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, Borough Hall and the Wonder Wheel and adding to the allure of these structures is the fact that they are also designated as official city landmarks. … Full Article

Demonstrators clash with cops, disrupt rush traffic on Brooklyn Bridge

Hundreds of demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge and a large number ran onto the roadway of the Manhattan-bound lanes at rush hour Tuesday evening, disrupting traffic and flooding the car lanes with police. … Full Article

Promenade Garden volunteers have helped transform a Brooklyn landmark

It was six years ago that Karen Schlesinger was walking along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and noticed that it was in terrible shape. She wanted to file a complaint, and spotted then-gardener Jonathan Landsman. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Fred Serrano delivered the Brooklyn Eagle in 1940s, climbed Mount Fuji while stationed in Japan

Brooklyn native Fred Serrano is 80 years old and currently lives in comfortable retirement in a private subdivision of Palm Harbor, a town connected to the north side of Clearwater on the West Coast of Florida.   … Full Article

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