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Bay Ridge district manager warns of scams

Josephine Beckmann said she has heard of numerous incidents in which senior citizens have been conned out of their money by clever scam artists who use a variety of ways to steal cash from unsuspecting victims. … Full Article

NY clears way to allowing professional Mixed Martial Arts

New York's Assembly voted 113-25 on Tuesday to legalize mixed martial arts, clearing the way for fights late this year and expanding the combat sport into the last state to still prohibit it. … Full Article

Wednesday March 23, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — UN Deal Struggles: A migrant boy shows a banner saying he wants to travel to Germany rather than camps set up by Turkish President Erdogan during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in Idomeni on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Pier 6 developer says financing could fall through if state doesn’t OK plan

RAL Development, the developer behind two controversial residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has warned state and city officials that the project’s financing will be lost if the state doesn’t move the delayed project ahead by April 30. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to install smart waste, recycling system

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) on Monday announced the installation of Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adams has $500,000 surprise for Hamilton

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had a big surprise in store for state Sen. Jesse Hamilton after the legislator held a press conference to announce the start of a new program aimed at helping kids from low-income families to get a jump on digital technology. … Full Article

NYC seeks to recover money made off transit impostor's film

To Hollywood, a transit impostor with a long history of posing as a New York City subway worker driving trains is rich material for a movie. But to transit officials, Darius McCollum is a criminal who shouldn't profit off his behavior. … Full Article

Monday March 21, Our World In Pictures

HAVANA — Obama Makes History: U.S. President Barack Obama, center, walks in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama, who is holding the arm of her mother Marian Robinson, during a walking tour of the city on Sunday. Obama became the first U.S. … Full Article

Offshore wind farms coming soon to NY coast

The slim, swift blades of wind turbines are one step closer to New York waters. The federal government has designated an offshore area less than 20 miles southeast of Brooklyn to lease to companies operating the turbines. … Full Article

Gentile praises de Blasio plan to expand city ferry service

Councilmember Vincent Gentile praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s selection of a vendor to operate the city’s much anticipated expanded ferry service and said the choice sets the stage for a new era of transportation in New York. … Full Article

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