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After months of growing tension over the fate of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site, on Wednesday Roy Sloane, the acting head of the Cobble Hill Association, tendered his resignati … Full Article

Monday July 20, Our World In Pictures

PAKISTAN — Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan: Carnival attendees enjoy a ride on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in Islamabad on Sunday. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. … Full Article

Cuomo seeks tougher synthetic pot regulations

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids – known by street names including Spice, K2, AK-47 and Keisha Kole -- in New York state. … 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

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