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Slowly but surely, the city is making progress in its fight against developers who illegally convert small homes into multi-unit dwellings in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to a  … Full Article

Thursday March 31, Our World In Pictures

FRANCE — Citizens Protest Work Reforms: Demonstrators climb on the fountain in Place Castellane during a nationwide day of protest in Marseille on Thursday. … Full Article

Cobble Hill still awaiting answers from Fortis, NYU about LICH plans

Despite several meetings with NYU Langone Medical Center and City Hall, community groups in Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights say that they are still awaiting answers about Fortis Property Group’s plans for a new medical facility on the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

‘Gridlock’ Sam and Brooklyn Heights Association discuss the derelict condition of the BQE

Famed traffic planner and former city official “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz told Brooklyn Paper Radio on Monday that the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) half-mile triple cantilever section — which runs between Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Heigh … Full Article

New outdoor Wi-Fi networks expanded by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to include NYCHA

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership on Wednesday announced plans to provide free Wi-Fi access in the outdoor areas of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Whitman and Ingersoll Houses in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article

Move NY Fair Plan seeks to reduce congestion, create dedicated source of funding for MTA, City Transit

When state Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez took up a microphone last Thursday and introduced the Move NY Fair Plan from beneath the 125th Street train station in Harlem, his voice echoed that of past politicians, former mayors and city activists who, for decades, have been seeking a solution to t … Full Article

Brooklyn school districts to add school seats in response to increased development

The recent influx of new developments in Brooklyn and an increasing demand for future properties among real estate developers are putting a strain on the borough’s infrastructure. … Full Article

6 AIDS activists, including Brooklyn man, arrested at NY Capitol after funding rally

Six AIDS activists were arrested after refusing to leave the state Capitol on Monday night following a rally to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to budget more money for the state's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. … Full Article

Tuesday March 29, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children Run with First Lady: First lady Michelle Obama, center, participates in her first ever "fun run" with children on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday as part of her focus on healthy lifestyles for children. … Full Article

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