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Monday: Public’s chance to offer input on new Brooklyn Heights Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects are holding a workshop at the Brooklyn Heights Library on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to allow library users to make suggestions about a new library that will replace the present branch, as part of a controversial redevelopment plan. … Full Article

Report: Crumbling NYC libraries need massive investment

New York City’s three library systems – Brooklyn, Queens and New York Public Libraries – released a joint report Friday morning describing a maintenance crisis threatening branches throughout the city. … Full Article

Clarke asks why no one helped McDonald’s attack victim

The attack on a 15-year-old girl in a Flatbush Avenue McDonald’s was bad enough, but what was also shocking was the lack of response to the brutal assault by people in the fast food restaurant, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said. … Full Article

Graffiti, pothole complaints keep Bay Ridge board busy

What’s on the minds of Bay Ridge residents these days? Community Board 10 officials can offer a clue based on the number of phone calls they receive from people complaining about quality of life issues. … Full Article

Seven recommendations made at Brooklyn Strand meeting

Community members met at Brooklyn Law School on Monday night to discuss ideas for the Brooklyn Strand — a plan to connect and reinvigorate a swath of unconnected parks, plazas and underutilized sites running from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Bay Ridge leaders wonder where city is building wi-fi kiosks

The city’s plan to tear down old, outdated telephone booths and replace them with gleaming, state-of-the-art kiosks that would provide free wi-fi is getting a great deal of attention in Bay Ridge, a neighborhood that still has dozens of phone booths on its sidewalks. … Full Article

Tuesday March 17, Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marchers Walk Past Protesters: Marchers walk past a group of protesters during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday. The group was protesting the exclusion of LGBT groups from the parade. … Full Article

Cross harbor tunnel proposal raises concerns in Bay Ridge

In an effort to reduce truck traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other crossings, the Port Authority and the Federal Highway Administration are looking at alternative ways to get deliveries of goods and services into the city and into the northeast region of the country, including b … Full Article

Brooklyn Marriott to host Amnesty International conference

Amnesty International USA’s 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held from March 20-22 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

New technology helps NYPD determine where shots are fired

A high-tech program is helping the NYPD determine where shots are fired, even if no one calls 911, officials said Monday. … Full Article

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