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A public hearing on the proposed 31- and 15-story residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. … Full Article

TSA officer at JFK Airport revives traveler who stopped breathing after choking on a donut

Today might be Donut Day, but there’s one woman who is probably going to say “No thanks” if someone offers her one of the sweet treats today.  … Full Article

Longtime Transit Museum director Shubert to retire after 24 years

The New York Transit Museum, located in a former subway station at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, announced Thursday that its longtime director, Gabrielle Shubert, will retire in September. … Full Article

Thursday June 4, Our World In Pictures

IRAN — Man Lies Across Slackline: In this picture taken on May 22, Iranian Hamed Heidari lies across a slackline anchored between two rocks during practice in the mountains overlooking Tehran. … Full Article

‘Save the View’ co-founder Guterman asks for pressure on de Blasio and Cuomo

Save The View Now Co-Founder Steven Guterman told a group of about 100 people who attended Tuesday evening’s Town Hall Meeting at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue that he is optimistic about the prospects of the litigation underway against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC), the Empi … Full Article

Brooklyn born 2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

Irwin Rose, a Brooklyn-born biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis — has died. He was 88. … Full Article

Tuesday June 2, Our World In Pictures

ROME — Acrobatic Squad Flies Over Parade:  The “Frecce Tricolori” Italian Air Force acrobatic squad flies over Rome on Tuesday during the Republic Day parade, which celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946. … Full Article

Tunnel boring machine completes excavation of tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island

A tunnel boring machine has completed the excavation of a new, $250 million water tunnel connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island. The new, deeper tunnel — called a siphon — will convey drinking water under New York Harbor from Brooklyn to Staten Island.  … Full Article

Town hall on Pierhouse lawsuit set for Tuesday

The preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) will be holding a town hall on Tuesday to bring neighbors up to date on their fight to shrink the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Monday June 1, Our World In Pictures

KENYA — Soldiers March During Madaraka Day: Kenyan Armed Forces soldiers march, during the 52nd Madaraka Day, at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Monday. … Full Article

The Gun of Kingsborough Community College: A historical tribute

Daily, hundreds of students walk past the gun on Kingsborough’s campus without questioning its relevancy or history. Those who know may refer to it, erroneously, as a cannon. It stands in front of the historic flagpole, a souvenir from The New York World’s Fair of 1939. … Full Article

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