Two influential and key figures related to Brooklyn’s waterfront have spoken out publicly to support the city’s housing plan for Pier 6. … Full Article

NYC to hire 1,300 police officers as part of $78.5B budget

New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the city council over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial objections. … Full Article

Fuel spill on Gowanus Expressway closes lanes

A fuel spill from a truck closed westbound lanes on the Gowanus Expressway near the intersection of the Prospect Expressway early Monday afternoon. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge orders Prospect Park Residence to turn on the AC

A Brooklyn judge on Monday ordered the operator of an assisted living facility in Park Slope to turn the central air conditioning back on in residents' rooms. … Full Article

Peter L. Bray named executive director of Brooklyn Heights Association

Peter L. Bray has been named the new executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and will assume the role effective Sept. 1, 2015. … Full Article

First-time dads celebrate Father's Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park

First-time, low-income fathers and their families gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day at an event organized in part by Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s (VNSNY) Children and Family Services. … Full Article

Monday June 22, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — Festival-Goers Dance Night Away: Fireworks explode over the venue during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway on Saturday. … Full Article

Letitia James calls on City Council to restore library funding

Public Advocate Letitia James, a former Brooklyn councilperson, last week sent a letter to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling on the City Council to increase funding for New York City’s three public library systems – the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library  … Full Article

ESD meeting Monday to consider affordable housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park

A public board meeting will be held at the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on Monday, June 22, at 3 p.m. to consider changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Park Plan (GPP). … Full Article

NYC has new plan to ease landmark backlog

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission has a new plan for its backlog of 95 potential landmarks. Each of the cases will be heard in the fall. … Full Article

Friday June 19, Our World In Pictures

CHARLESTON — Woman Shows Support for Victims of Church Shooting: Peggy Blake shows off a sign she made to family members of Susie Jackson, who died in Wednesday's shooting, as she walks through her neighborhood to a sidewalk memorial outside the Emanuel AME Church Thu … Full Article


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