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It’s exactly one year since construction began at 280 Cadman Plaza West, the redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). … Full Article

Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy rated as dangerous for walkers, cyclists

Localize.city, a website that provides neighborhood information to home buyers and renters, said the area near the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge is one of the city’s 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrians and cyclists. … Full Article

Is Brooklyn street co-named after Haitian hero — or mass murderer?

The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to approve a controversial proposal to co-name a Brooklyn street after a man who led Haiti’s historic slave rebellion — but who also brutally massacred thousands of innocents. … Full Article

Come see a 9/11 heroic fireboat with cool camo while you can

All aboard! It’s the final weekend to take a ride in Brooklyn on the John J. Harvey, a historic fireboat painted in a radiant "dazzle camouflage" by New York City-based artist Tauba Auerbach. … Full Article

Company that owns truck involved in fatal tire accident on Gowanus Expressway no stranger to violations

A 64-year-old NYPD maintenance worker was killed in an accident on the Gowanus Expressway Wednesday, August 1 that officials are saying could – and should have – been prevented. … Full Article

Residents of four private Bay Ridge streets still waiting for court decision on garbage pickups

It’s been a year and a half, and residents on four of Bay Ridge’s private streets are still eagerly awaiting a decision from a New York State Supreme Court judge whether the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be required to resume picking up refuse from in front of their homes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 9: The Watchtower Sign Was Illegal, Buildings Department Says

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 90°, Night 73°, Slight Chance of T-storms then Mostly Sunny  … Full Article

NYPD: Dad fled to Thailand after tossing dead baby in East River

A Bronx dad hopped a plane to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around New York City in a backpack and tossing the boy's body into the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge and other tourist hotspots, police said Wednesday. … Full Article

New waterfront park opens in Greenpoint near Greenpoint Landing

One of the waterfront parks in North Brooklyn that the city mandated developers to build in return for the right to erect high-rise luxury rental towers along the East River opened to the public this week in Greenpoint.  … Full Article

Images of drones on North Brooklyn rooftops are a mystery to residents

Residents of Bushwick and East Williamsburg have seen a giant image depicting the shadow of a predator drone on the roofs of at least four buildings in the neighborhood, but no one seems to know who put them there.  … Full Article

Ramps on 86th St. to Gowanus Expressway will close for three weeks

As if normal congestion and traffic delays along the dreaded Gowanus Expressway aren’t enough, entrance and exit ramps to and from the highway at 86th Street will be closed beginning this Thursday morning at approximately 12:01 a.m. … Full Article

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