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Feds to monitor polls in Brooklyn and Queens on Election Day

To forestall even the appearance of hanky panky, the Justice Department announced on Monday that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy personnel to Brooklyn and Queens to monitor Tuesday’s general election. … Full Article

PHOTOS: NYC Marathon races through Brooklyn

The annual TCS NYC Marathon touches all five city boroughs, but only in Brooklyn do runners follow a route that takes them from the southern to northern border, transecting some 12 miles of Kings County, passing through Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Cli … Full Article

Fortis drops plan for affordable housing at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

Fortis Property Group has decided to move forward with an as-of-right development plan for the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that does not include affordable housing and will not require rezoning. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park advisory group calls on park to rescind vote approving Pier 6 towers

Asserting that newly disclosed figures showed that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) has drastically underestimated the amount of projected income from developments in the park, the park’s Community Advisory Council passed a resolution Thursday night calling upon the BBPC board to rescind i … Full Article

L Train Shutdown: Brooklyn cyclists demand Grand Street ‘PeopleWay’

With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, and with no concrete alternative transportation options in place, one group of activists is proposing a plan that would absorb thousands of affected L-train riders during the 2019 closure. … Full Article

NYC DOT: The clock is ticking on BQE repairs in Brooklyn Heights

The fix is in, but it will be quite a while before it will begin. … Full Article

De Blasio signs legislation expediting Build it Back construction work

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed legislation that will expedite approval of demolition and construction work performed by city-procured contractors under the Build it Back program. … Full Article

Brother of 3 Americans slain in Serbia in 1999 seeks justice

A brother of three American citizens slain after fighting in Serbia in 1999 accused the Balkan country's leaders on Tuesday of protecting the killers and refusing to bring them to justice despite repeated pledges to U.S. officials to do so. … Full Article

Famous Brooklyn Heights firehouse doors headed to 9/11 Memorial Museum

The doors from Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder 118 fire station on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, painted with a moving tribute, have been removed and are heading to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, according to Heights resident Andrew Porter. … Full Article

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