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Construction begins on DUMBO community and environmental education building

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), general contractor Stalco Construction and architect Architecture Research Office (ARO) have begun an extensive renovation and conversion of a former New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) maintenance building into a Brooklyn Br … Full Article

Winston Von Engel named Brooklyn Director of City Planning

New York City’s Department of City Planning has appointed Winston Von Engel as director of its Brooklyn office. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio defends right to protest

Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending protesters' rights to demonstrate on New York City's streets. More than 100 people were arrested Monday in a climate change protest claiming that Wall Street companies were destroying the earth. … Full Article

De Blasio says NYC jails in bad shape

 Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city's correction department is very bad. … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 23: Our World In Pictures

NORTH CAROLINA — Glass Art Preparations for Sculpture Garden: In this Aug. 7 photo, glass artist Jonathan Davis shapes glass in his studio near Pittsboro, N.C. … Full Article

Unlike Climate March, ‘Flood Wall Street’ culls division

If the People’s Climate March worked wonders to rally disparate groups around the climate change issue, Flood Wall Street may have done just as much to set things back. … Full Article

For some African American residents, climate change is but one of many priorities

Sunday afternoon saw a great turnout for a historic march through the streets of Manhattan. Elected officials, local residents and community activists gathered to commemorate an important occasion and to push for causes of social justice. … Full Article
STABBING ON MONTAGUE STREET

Stabbing, chaos on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights was a scene of chaos Monday afternoon when a man said to be a disgruntled construction worker stabbed his boss and fled towards Court Street, shoving his way through a screaming lunchtime crowd and injuring a bystander who was knocked to the sidewalk. … Full Article

Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects

Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

More than a dozen sex offenders residing in unmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents were alarmed to discover that a nondescript, unmarked building in their neighborhood has been home to more than a dozen sex offenders. 1785 Bedford Ave., between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave., began housing the dangerous residents about two years ago. … Full Article

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