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The popular Coney Island Cyclone, a roller coaster ride at the beachfront amusement park, failed to give thrill-seekers the adrenaline rush they had hoped for on Sunday.   … Full Article
SHOULD PARKS HAVE HOUSING? BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK THINKS SO

Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC calls for halt on Pierhouse, Pier 6

At the end of a long and sometimes raucous meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council (CAC) Tuesday night, held at Congregation Mount Sinai, members of the CAC passed a resolution calling for a halt on  … Full Article

Howe’s Brooklyn: The sharp outer edges of Bridge/Park conflict

Bitter conflict and passionate feelings were clear at the community meeting to air grievances against development at the fringes of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Bay Ridge officials praise de Blasio’s ferry plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that his administration will be instituting a citywide ferry service in 2017 is creating a great deal of excitement in southern Brooklyn communities like Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, where officials praised the plan as a much-needed boost for commuters tired of t … Full Article

Metro-North train crashes into SUV stuck on tracks, killing 6

VALHALLA, N.Y.— A crowded commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a suburban New York crossing and burst into flames, killing six people, seriously injuring nearly a dozen others and sending hundreds of passengers scrambling for safety, authorities said. … Full Article

MTA releases limited edition NBA All-Star Game MetroCards

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is celebrating the All-Star Game’s return to New York with a new branded MetroCard touting the city’s two home basketball teams, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The city last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1998. … Full Article

Adams receives MLK Award from Israel

Eric Adams, the first African-American to serve as Brooklyn borough president, was honored by the government of Israel, which presented him with its annual Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article

Pierhouse opponents to present at Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC meeting Tuesday

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) meeting set for Tuesday night is expected to be a hot one. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library takes part in effort to preserve local history

Brooklyn Public Library is partnering with Queens Library and the Metropolitan New York Library Council in an effort to preserve neighborhood history throughout the city. … Full Article

Brooklyn fire kills 1; separate Williamsburg warehouse fire still active

A fire that ripped through a Brooklyn home killed a woman and left a man hospitalized. … Full Article

Hearing vs. owner of Prospect Park Residence postponed after death of two seniors

Court proceedings against the owner of a Brooklyn assisted living facility -- who has been trying to empty the residence so it can be sold to a developer -- were put aside until next week due to the deaths of two of the elderly plaintiffs. … Full Article

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