In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spo … Full Article

Bay Ridge throws party for outgoing 68th Precinct Council head

It was a going away party, but the guest of honor isn’t planning on leaving, much to the delight of her friends and admirers. … Full Article

Legislation that would have allowed taller NYC buildings is shot down, for now

State legislation that would have allowed significantly taller buildings throughout much of the city, including Downtown Brooklyn, was derailed this week after community and civic organizations, including the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), mounted a last-minute opposition campaign. … Full Article

Nearly 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner companies join Rebuilding Together NYC to renovate Bed-Stuy high school

Just fewer than 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) joined Rebuilding Together NYC on June 17 to renovate the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, as part of the companies’ Community Day. … Full Article

MTA to extend R train shuttle

Straphangers who ride the R train late at night could be getting a big break. … Full Article

Gowanus soundstage fights for its life at City Hall

Eastern Effects, Inc. Founder and CEO Scott Levy brought his battle with New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the heart of the enemy camp on Wednesday. … Full Article

Common folding knives could soon be legal in NY

Someday soon, that folding knife you’ve carried around in your pocket for years might actually become legal. … Full Article

Dignitaries, elected officials gather to honor community activist Mary Sansone on her 100th birthday

On June 14, hundreds of guests gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Club to celebrate Mary Crisalli Sansone’s 100th birthday.  … Full Article

DA Thompson meets with gay community, establishes hotline following Orlando terror

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a “Call to Action” on Tuesday at a private meeting with members of the LGBTQ community, including representatives from Brooklyn Pride. … Full Article

Wednesday June 15, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Milestone in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital: A fourth-generation baby was born at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) on April 17, when Phyllis (left) and Richard Pagnotta (center) welcomed baby girl ToniMarie into the world. … Full Article

Polar Bear president to speak at Bay Ridge Society

Tom McGann, president of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club USA, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on Wednesday, June 15, the society announced. … Full Article


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