After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. … Full Article

LinkNYC wi-fi kiosks coming to Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights

New Wi-Fi communications kiosks called Links are coming to Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park officials: Full speed ahead on Pier 6 tower plan

On Friday, ODA Architecture filed plans for two towers on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The towers, which have generated opposition among local residents and area officials, are the subject of an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA). … Full Article

Tuesday October 18, Our World In Pictures

CONEY ISLAND — Winners Pose on Stage: This year's winners of the Luna Park Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest that took place over the weekend are (from left): Mr./Miss Congeniality: Mitzu-Miki as "Bat Diva"; Cutest: Biggie as "Bunny"; Best in Show: Coop … Full Article

NYPD drill on top of Brooklyn Bridge sparks concern

Pedestrians and drivers traversing the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon were in for an unusual sight when they noticed a large group of people scaling the Brooklyn Bridge and congregating on the overpass’ west (Manhattan side) tower around 4 p.m. … Full Article

De Blasio proposes reforms to make New York more voter friendly

Saying that it is just too difficult to register to vote in New York State, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday called on Albany to pass new laws allowing early voting, same-day voter registration and electronic poll books statewide. … Full Article

Borough Hall puts faith and funding into affordable housing in Central Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is putting up more than $2 million in funding to help local houses of worship to develop affordable housing on underutilized church properties across the Borough of Churches. … Full Article

Brooklyn mourns Leslie Lewis, iconic 84th Precinct presence

Leslie Lewis, a longtime Brooklynite who worked to make the borough’s streets safer for decades, died on Thursday at age 89. … Full Article

Malliotakis warns of toll beaters in Cuomo bridge plan

A plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eliminate toll booths on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other New York City crossings is winning praise from a lawmaker whose district crosses between Brooklyn and Staten Island. … Full Article

Immigrants in NY have new place to go for city-sanctioned photo ID cards

City officials are working very hard to make sure New Yorkers — whether they’ve just arrived or have been here a long time — don’t suffer any kind of identity crisis. … Full Article

Brooklyn: Worker dies in tragic accident at hotel construction site

A man working construction at the site of a hotel going up in the Boerum Hill neighborhood at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn was killed in a tragic accident at roughly 1:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Paul Kennedy, 43, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene. … Full Article


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