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A three-alarm fire thought to be fed by 150 cases of “Spare Fuel” for autos broke out in a garage in the Mapleton section of Borough Park on Friday afternoon and quickly spread to two adjacent resi … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association looks at BQX, honors community activists

Experts cast doubts on the proposed BQX (Brooklyn Queens Connector), a streetcar which would connect points along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront, and community members were honored for their service at the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Monday night. … Full Article

New data: more than 565,000 tourists visited Brooklyn on Airbnb in 2016

On Wednesday, Airbnb announced that in 2016, 15,000 Brooklyn hosts earned a combined $146 million in supplemental income by welcoming more than 565,000 visitors to the borough. … Full Article

Panel on BQX lively, biting look at new transportation idea

Is the city on the right track with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar? That was the topic of discussion at the Brooklyn Heights Association's (BHA) 2017 Annual Meeting on Monday. … Full Article

Techies ‘Hack the Ban’ for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn

As home to thousands of immigrants and an increasing number of technology professionals and creatives, it was only a matter of time before the groups got together in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Infant who survived in 1920s Coney Island sideshow incubator dies at 96

MINEOLA, N.Y.— Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely two pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone. … Full Article

Thick white smoke concerns Bay Ridge residents

Bay Ridge residents are concerned about a thick white smoke that permeates the block of 91st street between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association: New data from city shows Pier 6 development unnecessary

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) says that property valuations released by the city’s Finance Department last month show that two residential towers planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 are not financially necessary. … Full Article

LICH garage, slated for demolition, was built over local objections

In the recent controversy about the Fortis plan for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus, which — among other things —would tear down the LICH garage and put up a 17-story building on the site, little mention has been made of the fact that this very garage, in its day, was also th … Full Article

Trolley tour to celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

The last slave in New York refused her owner’s offer of freedom. When the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in New York died, W.E.B. DuBois gave her eulogy. … Full Article

2017 Dine In Brooklyn shaping up to be delicious

Reporters and community members got to preview local edible delights on Tuesday as Borough President Eric Adams launched the 2017 edition of Dine In Brooklyn at Borough Hall. … Full Article

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