Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off his weeklong occupation of Brooklyn Borough Hall with the announcement that Prospect Park will soon be permanently car-free. … Full Article

Tuesday August 15, Our World in Pictures

KASHMIR — Independence Day Becomes Controversial: A member of the daredevil team of Jammu and Kashmir Police displays skills during an Independence Day parade in Srinagar on Tuesday. … Full Article

How to view the 2017 solar eclipse in Brooklyn and where to get those crucial eclipse glasses

Eclipse mania is building across the country, and though New Yorkers will not experience the full eclipse, we won’t be left out. Expect the sidewalks to be filled with bespectacled spectators staring up past the skyscrapers (or, in the case of Brooklyn, luxury towers) to catch a glimpse of one of … Full Article

Citi Bike opens new flagship facility in Gowanus

With Citi Bike stations seemingly appearing on a new corner every week, and with 10,000 blue bikes already on the streets, it is no secret that the bike sharing service is immensely popular among New Yorkers.   … Full Article

Curtis Sliwa joins Bob Capano in calling for release of city-funded study of ‘Intravenous Injection Centers’

In March, City Council candidate Bob Capano received an endorsement from Guardian Angels founder and popular WABC radio personality Curtis Sliwa. Now Sliwa is joining Capano in calling for the release of a city-funded study of intravenous injection centers. … Full Article

NY flags will be lowered in honor of Brooklyn soldier

Flags on New York state government buildings will be flown at half-staff Wednesday in memory of a soldier from Brooklyn who died in Iraq. A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery "mishap." … Full Article

Report: Mom, daughter shocked, injured by downed wires

A mother and her 18-year-old daughter received serious shocks when they were hit by electrical wires that suddenly fell to the ground in front of their Dyker Heights home early Tuesday morning, according to CBS2 News. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 15: Charlottesville Fallout Hits Brooklyn

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 83°, Night 70°, Slight Chance Showers then Isolated T-storms.
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Final Bay Ridge Summer Stroll caps successful season

The final Summer Stroll on 3rd of the 2017 season took place in Bay Ridge on Aug. 11, giving thousands of visitors one last chance to enjoy the novelty of walking down the middle of a street free of vehicular traffic. … Full Article

Charlottesville fallout hits Brooklyn

The fallout from the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend could be felt hundreds of miles north, in Brooklyn, as lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle condemned the violence that led to the deaths of three people. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 14: Brooklyn Kite Surfer's Body Washes Up In Jersey

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 84°, Night 69°, Mostly Sunny. … Full Article


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