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The Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn is in the late August air. History lovers are going to ceremonies and reenactments all over the borough just as Gov. … Full Article

Tuesday June 30, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — Worker Takes Smoke Break: A welder pauses to smoke a cigarette at the Perama's Shipyards near Athens on Tuesday. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment to the International Monetary Fund by the deadline. … Full Article

Calls increase for name change at Fort Hamilton

A movement to convince the U.S. Army to change the name of a street located on the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton that honors Confederate general Robert E. Lee appears to be gaining momentum as Brooklyn elected officials are speaking out on the controversy. … Full Article

NYC Rent Guidelines Board freezes rents on 1-year leases

 New York City's Rent Guidelines Board took an unprecedented step Monday, voting for the first time to freeze rents on one-year leases for tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. … Full Article

Brooklyn marine terminal is reactivated as shipping hub

City, state and federal officials say a New York City marine terminal is reopening as a shipping hub. … Full Article

Brooklyn scammer with tales of psychics and aliens slammed by Iowa AG

A Brooklyn man engaged in a diabolical mail order-scheme was ordered to stop conning trusting Iowa residents and to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle helps Aussie bring family tree to life

All Megan Scannell wanted to do was to put together a lovely scrapbook of pictures and stories to present to her Aunt Agnes for her 100th birthday. But she wound up doing so much more than that. … Full Article

Monday June 29, Our World In Pictures

NEW DELHI — Protestors Lead Chants: Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, shout slogans during a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Smriti Irani and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Monday. … Full Article

NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. … Full Article

Love Wins: New York reactions to same-sex marriage ruling overwhelmingly positive

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a ban on marriage equality for same-sex couples was unconstitutional, opening the door for LGBTQ marriages across all 50 states. … Full Article

Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling unlikely to end debate

As the country continued to digest the monumental U.S. Supreme Court ruling that preserved the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reaction from various lawmakers, political parties and stakeholders poured in. … Full Article

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