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A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illega … Full Article

NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say

The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City's ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed separately need to be tackled in tandem. … Full Article

Memorial set at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Gina Weiner, 76, beloved botanical writer, illustrator, tireless volunteer

A special memorial to Gina Ingoglia Weiner has been scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. … Full Article

Brooklyn Nets welcome Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC to Barclays Center

The Brooklyn Nets on Monday welcomed Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) to Barclays Center as part of the organization’s year-long campaign to highlight the impact of mentoring and raise awareness of the ur … Full Article

Bay Ridge activist leads NYC to DC March2Justice

Brooklyn is expected to have a strong presence at a planned protest march that will take demonstrators from New York City all the way to Washington D.C. on foot. … Full Article

Tuesday April 7, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Couple is Photographed Among Cherry Blossom Trees: Rebekah Murray of Leesburg, Va., right, photographs Luke and Carolyn Woods of Silver Spring, Md., among the cherry blossom trees along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. … Full Article

Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from Fort Greene Park

Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared — deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. … Full Article

Labor leader Victor Gotbaum dies; Brooklyn native helped NYC in 1970s crisis

Victor Gotbaum, an influential New York labor leader from Brooklyn who both fought City Hall and helped it survive its 1970s fiscal crisis, has died, his son said Monday. He was 93. … Full Article

OBITUARY: Neighbors and readers mourn untimely loss of John Loscalzo, Brooklyn Heights Blog founder

John Loscalzo, AKA "Homer Fink," the big-hearted and witty founder of the Brooklyn Heights Blog, died suddenly this past Wednesday at the age of 52.  … Full Article

NY proposes continuing cleanup along Gowanus Canal

ALBANY— New York conservation officials are inviting public comments on proposed plans to continue cleaning up contamination along the Gowanus Canal.
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