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On a sunny summer morning at the Engeldrum Bluff at Fort Hamilton Army Base, Col. Joseph D. Davidson, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton commander, relinquished command to Col. … Full Article

Brooklyn boaters say prime sailing area at risk

Brooklyn boaters are up in arms over a maritime company’s push to install a barge mooring in New York Harbor close to the site of a new marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

City releases $150K study revealing new details on proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar line

In February, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $2.5 billion streetcar line dubbed the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront from Sunset Park to Astoria, Queens.   … Full Article

De Blasio proposes $183 tax credit on water bill

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Bay Ridge on Monday, proposed a one-time $183 credit that he wants 664,000 homeowners to find in their water bills this summer, and said it was part of an effort by his administration to “right a wrong.” … Full Article

EPA, DEP reach preliminary agreement on locations for Gowanus CSO retention tanks

The cleanup of the notorious Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction this month. … Full Article

BP Adams led memorial bike ride to honor cyclists recently killed in crashes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams led about 50 community residents and cycling advocates on a bike ride on Sunday to honor two cyclists recently killed in crashes and to demand enforcement of the traffic laws that could have saved their lives. … Full Article

Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

After a successful attack on corruption in New York's state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. … Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman probing NYC voting snafus

Saying he had received more than a thousand complaints during the course of the Primary Election on Tuesday, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday opened an investigation into alleged improprieties by the NYC Board of Elections. … Full Article

Met Council helps needy families prepare for Passover

More than 240,000 low-income New Yorkers, including thousands in Brooklyn, will be able to enjoy Passover with joy and dignity, thanks to two organizations which worked together on a kosher food distribution in preparation for the Jewish holiday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge couple’s baby news has humorous touch

Bay Ridge residents Ray and Joanna Riley, who are expecting their first child later this year, did what many young couples do these days: They used social media to communicate their joyful news to the world. … Full Article

Prince Hotel owner takes city to court to stop sale

The city is moving ahead with the planned auction of the trouble-plagued Prince Hotel in Bay Ridge, despite the fact that the hotel’s owner is taking the de Blasio administration to court over the matter, according to a local lawmaker. … Full Article

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