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The preservationist group Save the View Now announced on Thursday that a Brooklyn judge has issued a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bri … Full Article

Fort Hamilton HS grad serving aboard aircraft carrier

Arian Trower is making Brooklyn very proud. Trower, a 2013 graduate of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, joined the U.S. Navy and is currently on the adventure of a lifetime serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington. … Full Article

Baker shows veterans Valentine’s Day love with cupcakes

Military veterans got to enjoy an early Valentine’s Day gift that satisfied a sweet tooth, thanks to a baking company president who wanted to show his appreciation for their service to the country. … Full Article

Fire hits Prospect Park West building, two seriously injured

Two people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and seven families had to be evacuated from their homes, after a fire hit a four-story building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, on Tuesday. … Full Article

Coney Island school gets more than $16M for Sandy-related repairs

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting features music & architecture critic Justin Davidson

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 7 p.m. at Grace Church, located on the corner of Hicks Street and Grace Court. … Full Article

Remembrance Ongoing: Brooklyn Bridge

Few icons in the world have the affection and sheer recognition factor to equal the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Town hall to focus on stopping illegal home conversions

Residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge are growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of a population explosion hitting their communities due to illegal home expansions that create multi-unit apartment houses in what were once charming one- and two-family dwellings. … Full Article

De Blasio visits site of massive Williamsburg blaze, as residents worry about health effects

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the site of Saturday’s massive warehouse fire in Williamsburg on Thursday morning for a briefing from FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Chief of Department James Leonard, and to thank firefighters for their work battling the fire. … Full Article

Group responds to Williamsburg fire with online petition drive

A group of north Brooklyn activists has launched a petition on change.org, calling on the de Blasio administration to implement a more comprehensive environmental and public health plan in response to last weekend’s Williamsburg fire. … Full Article

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