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The de Blasio administration on Monday denied that the city chose a friend and contributor as the winning bidder in the $52 million deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library, over bids that pa … Full Article

NYS upgrades its facial recognition software to catch persons of interest

People attempting to obtain a New York State driver’s license under false pretenses will have a harder time of it following a recent upgrade of facial recognition software by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). … Full Article

Brooklyn native Big Ang of ‘Mob Wives’ fame is laid to rest

A reality television superstar who died of cancer was returned home to Brooklyn for her funeral and received an emotional outpouring of tributes from mourners and fans. … Full Article

Monday Feb. 22, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Delivers Speech: President Barack Obama makes a joke as he delivers remarks during a National Governors Association dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House on Sunday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society examines a moment in history of photography

Julie May, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) managing director of library and archives, will discuss cartes de visite, the popular 19th-century portraits that are featured in the BHS’ exhibit “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” during a talk … Full Article

Thousands rally in Brooklyn to support ex-cop Peter Liang after conviction in death of Akai Gurley

Ten to 15,000 protesters, the vast majority Asian American, poured into Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to support NYPD Officer Peter Liang, the rookie cop convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley in … Full Article

LinkNYC Wi-Fi network, replacing pay phones, coming to Brooklyn soon

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first telephone call to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was working in the next room of his lab in Boston. “Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you,” Bell said. … Full Article

Friday Feb. 19, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justice Mourned: The casket of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court on Friday. … Full Article

After seniors evicted, fuming Prospect Park Residence families head to Albany

Friends and relatives of seniors who lived at a once-flourishing long term care facility, Prospect Park Residence (PPR) in Park Slope, are headed to Albany on March 1 to push a bill designed to protect the elderly from predatory landlords. … Full Article

Brooklyn native earns Senior Sailor of the Year serving aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Petty Officer 1st Class Tinisha K. Franklin from Brooklyn, serving aboard USS Harry S. … Full Article

Sheriffs raid Prince Hotel after de Blasio vows action

One night after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised hundreds of residents at a Bay Ridge town hall meeting that he would crack down on the notorious Prince Hotel, sheriffs raided the place, officials said. … Full Article

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