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Tuesday March 8, Our World In Pictures

FLORIDA — Rubio Continues Campaign: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with patrons at the Melao Bakery in Kissimmee on Tuesday. … Full Article

Coney Island’s B&B Carousell placed on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday announced that the B&B Carousell was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. The B&B Carousell has a history spanning more than 110 years, spending 84 years on Coney Island. … Full Article

Schumer urges phone companies to block annoying robocalls

It’s gotten to the point where some people are reluctant to answer their phones. Despite the federal “Do Not Call” registry, millions of people continue to be harassed by annoying telemarketing robocalls. … Full Article

De Blasio orders transgender bathroom access in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Monday saying that transgender people must be allowed to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity in city-owned buildings, including offices, public parks, pools and playgrounds. … Full Article

Tom Knight, Brooklyn’s beloved baseball buff, dies at 89

One of the sourest subjects for any venerable Brooklynite is the Brooklyn Dodgers’ tragic departure from their beloved borough to Los Angeles in 1957. … Full Article

NYFA, BP Adams honor three new women leaders of Brooklyn cultural organizations

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a reception last Thursday at NYFA’s space in DUMBO to honor three recently appointed women leaders of prominent Brooklyn cultural organizations: Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Musi … Full Article

Met Council receives grant to help Holocaust survivors

There are 32,914 Holocaust survivors currently living in Brooklyn, according to officials at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who said the agency is now in a good position to help the survivors of Nazi oppression live out their golden years in dignity. … Full Article

NY Transit Museum exhibit to explore ‘Transit Etiquette or: How I Learned to Stop Spitting and Step Aside in 25 Languages’

Given the nature of urban mass transit — small spaces shared with perfect strangers and everyone in a rush — it is no surprise that transit agencies have, from their very beginnings, encouraged passengers to be safe, clean and well-behaved. … Full Article

Beloved Eagle photographer Don Evans Dies at age 96

Donald Evans died Thursday, March 3, at Cobble Hill Health Center, where he had been a patient for the past five years. He was a survivor of bladder cancer, but most recently suffered two bouts of pneumonia which weakened him. He was born May 14, 1919, in Portsmouth, Ohio. His father, H. … Full Article

A Winter's Tale in Brooklyn

No, we're not talking about the complicated Shakespeare play of that title. This Winter's Tale is about snow falling in March. … Full Article

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