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Together 48 years, couple from Brooklyn fights N.C. marriage ban

On the summer night Brooklyn natives Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman." Lyndon B. Johnson was president. NASA had just landed the first unmanned probe on the moon. … Full Article

Pacific Street Library handicapped by lack of funding

A persistent shortfall in funding has curtailed the potential of the Pacific Street Library, where entrances do not accommodate those with disabilities, extra rooms on higher floors remain closed off due to a lack of staffing and infrastructural problems persist, officials say. … Full Article

Gillibrand tours Brooklyn YMCA summer camp after neighborhood complaints

Politicians visited a YMCA summer camp at P.S. 261 Tuesday after recent noise complaints from Boerum Hill neighbors.   The visitors, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Councilmember Stephen Levin, additionally highlighted benefits of the summer learning environment.   … Full Article

Raised in Brooklyn, Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. … Full Article

German artists: We switched Brooklyn Bridge flags

Two German artists have claimed responsibility for the white flags that mysteriously appeared on the Brooklyn Bridge last month. … Full Article

Nadler introduces resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a democrat whose district includes Brooklyn neighborhoods, introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, condemning the growing anti-Semitism abroad.  … Full Article

Chokehold protesters to drive, not walk, on Verrazano bridge

Demonstrators protesting the chokehold death of a man in police custody will drive, not walk, across a busy bridge to avoid any traffic problems, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday. … Full Article

VIDEO: A snapshot of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 dilemma

Have you been keeping up with our coverage of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 housing talks? If not, you're in luck. … Full Article

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