Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration p … Full Article

Monday Aug. 3, Our World In Pictures

RUSSIA — Gay Rights Activists Shunned and Ticketed: A gay rights activist stands with a rainbow flag in front of journalists during a protesting picket at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg on Sunday, while an officer writes her a ticket. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 hearing: No fist fights, one ejection

Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Belt Parkway drives pothole lawsuits, Stringer says

What are the most pothole-plagued highways in Brooklyn? Judging from the number of lawsuits filed against the city by drivers whose cars have been damaged by potholes, the answer would have to the Belt Parkway. … Full Article

Once a Coney Island sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

At age 95, Brooklyn native Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old. … Full Article

68th Precinct council hosts barbecue for Night Out Against Crime

Cops from the 68th Precinct and the members of the 68th Precinct Community Council are teaming up to host a major crime fighting event on Aug. 4, but there won’t be guns, handcuffs or arrests involved. It’s going to be a barbecue in Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

BP Adams announces millions to overhaul Brooklyn War Memorial, parks

Brooklyn veterans, elected officials and community groups joined Borough President Eric Adams at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park on Thursday as he unveiled his plans to allocate almost $12 million to overhaul parks across Brooklyn. … Full Article

Gentile demands MTA fix ‘drastic dysfunction’ on R train

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is rolling in dough, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said the agency has a surplus of $1 billion. … Full Article

Thursday July 30, Our World In Pictures

MINNESOTA — Protestors Condemn Lion Killing: Kristen Hall leads a group of protestors gathered in front of Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice on Wednesday in Bloomington. … Full Article

Nostalgic look at landmark bar sounds alarm

"This could be the next South Street Seaport."  That is the way Stuart Venner, owner of 71 Atlantic Ave., referred to the potential development happening around his building, as quoted in a recent New York Times article. … Full Article


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