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With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and S … Full Article

Cops forge compromise in Dyker Christmas parking fight

A potentially messy controversy that erupted over the city’s decision to ban parking along a wide swath of 86th Street to accommodate tour buses bringing in visitors to see the world-famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights appears to have been nipped in the bud. … Full Article

Obituary: William Pyles Jr., 93

William Pyles Jr., 93, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Midland, died Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016 in Brooklyn. He was born August 31, 1923 in Flint, Michigan, son of the late William and HenryEtta (Baker) Pyles Sr. Mr. … Full Article

After horrific beating of Jaden Jordan, Brooklyn BP Adams launches program to combat child abuse

On Friday, days after three-year-old Jaden Jordan was found badly beaten and covered in feces in Gravesend, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams launched the Operation C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Response and Engagement) program. … Full Article

Salaam Club prepares for its 71st Annual Holiday Gala

The Salaam Club of New York is preparing for its 71st Annual Holiday Gala, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Ave.  … Full Article

Colonial Club talk addresses concerns about quality of life for senior citizens

The Colonial Club of Bay Ridge has a long history of presenting insightful and informative talks about community events and topics that pertain to its membership.  The club is composed of civic leaders and professionals who play an active role in their neighborhood. … Full Article

Brooklyn food pantries see boost in city funding

Reaching Out Community Services Inc., a nonprofit social services organization that operates out of a storefront on New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, will be able to assist more hungry families now that the City Council has announced a $30,000 allocation to the group. … Full Article

Brooklyn man serving Navy in historic Pearl Harbor

As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the anniversary has special meaning for a Brooklyn native who is serving in the U.S. Navy in the very location that drew the U.S. … Full Article

DEC to meet with Greenpoint residents about toxic underground Meeker Ave. Plume

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding informal discussions with Greenpoint and East Williamsburg residents about their ongoing study of what is called the Meeker Av … Full Article

Is the East River Gondola plan closer to becoming a reality?

The Roosevelt Island Tramway may soon be getting a southern neighbor in the form of the East River Skyway, a proposed aerial gondola system that would connect Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan.  … Full Article

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