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State halts de Blasio’s affordable housing on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

In a stunning development, the state-controlled Empire State Development (ESD) agency told New York City on Monday it would not approve -- for now -- Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to allow affordable housing at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

NYPD uses bulldozers to wreck renegade cycles in Red Hook

Police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers on Tuesday in Red Hook to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy riders. … Full Article

Doris Cruz elected to head Community Board 10

Community Board 10 has tapped a longtime, experienced member as its new chairperson. … Full Article

MTA's F train plan all F'd up, northern Brooklyn officials say

On Tuesday, a furious group of northern Brooklyn officials unleashed a salvo of criticism about the MTA’s proposed new F express service. The F express is slated to operate between the Church Avenue and Jay St-MetroTech stations. … Full Article

Sen. Kevin Parker hosted 9th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway

State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his 9th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway this past Saturday at the Samuel J. Tilden HS Campus in Brooklyn. In partnership with Macys, Lydia’s Closet and Delta Rho Omega, Parker provided free prom dresses to more than 300 graduating high school students. … Full Article

New developments in Brooklyn Heights Library plan

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has released new details concerning its timeline for the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library. At the same time, an advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the sale and another group is raising funds for a separate lawsuit. … Full Article

Brooklyn Senior Games closes with celebration

The Brooklyn Senior Games came to a festive end this past Saturday, closing with a celebration of senior athletes at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights that included poetry, music, dancing and lunch. … Full Article

Psychologist wins kudos from state senate

Dr. Mardie Sheiken is the coordinator of school psychologists at the William O’Connor Midwood Preschool. … Full Article

Jewish bus blaze evokes tension of 1991 Brooklyn riots

For days, the charred school bus sat in front of a Jewish girls' school in Brooklyn, its ruined hulk posing a troubling question: Has the quarter-century of peace between blacks and Jews in Crown Heights begun to fray? … Full Article

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