INDIA — Kite-Flying Endangers Birds: Locals fly kites on rooftops during Independence Day celebrations in the old quarters of New Delhi on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge jumper discovered off Bay Ridge shoreline

The body of a man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday morning was found floating in the Bay Ridge Channel hours later, police sources told the New York Post. … Full Article

Rehab of BQE and Heights Promenade: New gateways to Brooklyn Bridge Park below

“Everything is on the table,” engineers from the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) told concerned Brooklyn Heights residents at Wednesday night’s town hall kicking off the preliminary design phase of the massive  … Full Article

DOT mulls traffic safety changes in Borough Park, Flatbush

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is now looking at ways to make the streets of two Brooklyn neighborhoods safer for drivers and pedestrians following an inspection tour Commissioner Polly Trottenberg took at the behest of Councilmember David Greenfield.  … Full Article

Henry Ward Beecher monument restoration unveiled in Columbus Park

“’It is not well for a man to pray cream and live as skim milk’,” Dr. John Scibilia said, quoting the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 29: Whose Name Will Replace the Watchtower Sign?

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 84°, Night 70°, sunny … Full Article

Smithsonian Channel revisits ‘Son of Sam’ case

To anyone who was living in New York City in 1977, the words “Son of Sam” have a chilling connotation even to this day. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 28: Grab Your Sword and Hide the Sheep

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 81°, Night 67°, mostly sunny … Full Article

Wednesday June 28, Our World in Pictures

DUMBO — Sailing Past the Shoreline: There's Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, as seen from the deck of a ferry boat headed to Williamsburg. The Clocktower and the Manhattan Bridge are in the background. … Full Article

Woman’s decomposed body found floating in the waters off Red Hook

A woman's decomposed body was discovered on Tuesday morning floating in the vicinity of Gowanus Bay and Buttermilk Channel off the shoreline of Red Hook, police sources said.  … Full Article

Lawmakers called back to Albany to reconsider mayoral control of NYC schools

The state Legislature will be reconvened Wednesday in Albany for an extraordinary legislative session to reconsider a bill which would extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the session in a proclamation on Tuesday. … Full Article


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