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New-York Historical Society to explore Battle of Brooklyn

This fall, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the largest single battle of the American Revolution, the New-York Historical Society will present “The Battle of Brooklyn,” on view from Sept. 23, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. … Full Article

DOT to repave Borough Park streets

Motorists who drive on pothole-plagued streets in three Brooklyn neighborhoods — Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Midwood — will soon be driving on much smoother roadways thanks to a Department of Transportation (DOT) project taking place this summer. … Full Article
Coney Island Beach Closed After Several Sharks Spotted

Coney Island Beach closed after several sharks spotted

Lucien Zayan goes to Coney Island every morning in the summer as part of his daily routine. He checks his emails, calls his friends in Paris and reads on the beach. … Full Article

$27B transformation of MTA to begin with 3 Brooklyn stations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $27 billion transformation of New York City’s mass transit system Monday morning at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. “It’s the recreation of the MTA,” Cuomo told reporters and others at the press conference. … Full Article

Squibb Park Bridge to reopen next spring, 50 percent less bouncy

After being shut down roughly two years ago, bouncy Squibb Park Bridge, zig-zagging downward from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, will undergo repairs, park officials told The New York Times. … Full Article

DEP to give out rain barrels in Dyker Heights

Homeowners in Dyker Heights will be able to get rain barrels for free, thanks to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which will be coming to the neighborhood to distribute barrels this Saturday. … Full Article

Security cameras coming to Brooklyn to help investigate local crimes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday unveiled Operation Safe Shopper, a partnership between local civic organizations and the NYPD in which he has funded the deployment of security cameras in neighborhoods across Brooklyn to assist with the investigation of local crimes. … Full Article

Brooklyn job market on fire over last two years

The number of jobs in Brooklyn grew at an explosive rate during the first two years of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, according to figures released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Tuesday. … Full Article

Renowned Brooklyn photographer met his wife in the ‘Eternal City’

Renowned photographer Leonard Freed was born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn in 1929 to working class Jewish parents of Russian descent. He was a member of the well-known Magnum Photography Collective from 1972 until his death in 2006.   … Full Article

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