President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Thursday Aug. 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Everyone Gets a Vacation: Children and volunteers take in the sun at the Eiffel Tower during Vacation for Everyone Day on Wednesday. … Full Article

Impassioned debate continues at mobbed Brooklyn Heights Library hearing

Local residents, union members and library advocates offered hours of passionate testimony about the plan to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library at a standing-room-only hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday night. … Full Article

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $15,000 to help hungry Bay Ridge residents

The Bay Ridge Center (BRC) is a shining example of an organization doing its part to help the community. Now, thanks to a generous $15,000 donation from the Northfield Bank Foundation, the center is going to be able to do even more to help those in need. … Full Article

IDNYC program comes to Bay Ridge

The city’s municipal ID card program is setting up shop in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 19, Our World In Pictures

SAO PAULO — Fast-Food Workers Demand Higher Pay: A demonstrator dressed as Ronald McDonald takes part in a protest for better wages and working conditions for McDonald's employees on Tuesday. … Full Article

City making progress against illegal home conversions, advocates say

The problem of illegal home conversions is like an epidemic in communities across Brooklyn, but the city is slowly making progress in the fight against the unlawful practice, according to housing preservationists in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn cycling team completes 3,100-mile cross-country trip

The Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship men’s cycling team completed its 3,100-mile, coast-to-coast fundraising trek by members carrying their bikes into the Atlantic Ocean off Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach on Sunday, A … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library redevelopment hearing Tuesday night at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is set to host a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. on the controversial redevelopment proposal for the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 18, Our World In Pictures

ITALY — Famous Horse Race Commences: Riders compete during the ancient Palio of Siena, the famous break-neck bareback horse race, in Siena on Monday. … Full Article


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