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As end draws near, officials & families push to keep Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool open

Over the past five years, the Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park “has made a big splash and we can’t let it dry up,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said at a poolside press conference on Thursday. … Full Article

The Poor Get Richer: Brownsville Park is slated for a $30M makeover

Good times are ahead for Betsy Head — the long-neglected park that is the recreational heart of one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is set to receive a $30 million rehab. … Full Article

Gravesend Park reopens after $7.25 million renovation

Borough Park residents can once again enjoy Gravesend Park now that the city has completed a $7.25 million renovation of the popular recreation area. … Full Article

Veterans, service members protected against discrimination under new NYC law

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials announced on Tuesday new legislation that would include veterans and members of the armed services as a protected class in housing, employment and public accommodations. … Full Article

Festival marking 25th anniversary of Crown Heights unrest is praised and panned

Twenty-five years later, the 1991 Crown Heights riots — one of the most infamous eruptions of racial violence in New York City history — are still sparking polarized opinions. … Full Article

Pet owner wants trees planted in Bay Ridge dog run

Liam McCabe said his dog Barrow loves to be outdoors, but the Bay Ridge resident hasn’t taken his pet pooch to one of his favorite places, the dog run at Owl’s Head Park, all summer. … Full Article

Tears for boy who committed suicide over bullying

Daniel Fitzpatrick lived for only 13 years on this earth, but his family appears to be determined that his legacy lives on so that other children can be helped. … Full Article

NYC to feds: Release Zika funding before it gets worse

Calling Zika a growing public health crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Dr. … Full Article

Slain Muslim leaders memorialized with prayers, calls for action

City Hall’s message to those who came to mourn slain Imam Maulano Akojee and his friend, Elder Thara Uddin, was one of reassurance: “I’m here as a New York public advocate who will never, never abandon the Muslim community,” Letitia James insisted. … Full Article

NYC settles fatal Akai Gurley wrongful death lawsuit for $4 million

New York City has reached a settlement of more than $4 million with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in East New York in November 2014, the attorney for the family said Tuesday. … Full Article

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