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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Obituary: Marilyn Beverly Hilley Pettit, Ph.D., 1942-2015

Marilyn Beverly Hilley Pettit, Ph.D. (1942-2015) died at Portland, Oregon on November 16th, 2015 of cancer. … Full Article

Obituary: Annie Mae Wright, 91

Annie Mae Wright, 91, a resident of the Fort Greene community for well over 60 years, passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. … Full Article

Tale of Two Downtowns: Historic, commercial, branding for Brooklyn, Manhattan

When members of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership came together on Dec. 2 for a daylong summit called “Branding the New Downtown,” they brought with them both past success stories and enthusiastic visions of the future. … Full Article

NYC politicians rally against 'hateful' Trump

Dozens of New York City elected officials, clergy members and activists rallied against Donald Trump on Wednesday, decrying the Republican presidential frontrunner's "hateful" rhetoric and plan to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. … Full Article

City pumping $3.4 million into renovating Scarangella Park

One of the Bensonhurst-Gravesend area’s largest playgrounds will be getting a whole new look thanks to $3.4 million in funding that will go toward a major renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 9, Our World In Pictures

ISRAEL —  Conflict Between Countries Remains: In this Nov. … Full Article

City Council committee vote on Brooklyn Heights Library sale set for Thursday

After months of emotional hearings and hours upon hours of public testimony, the Land Use Committee of the New York City Council is expected to vote on the controversial proposal to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library on Thursday. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 8, Our World In Pictures

CALIFORNIA — Community Tries to Heal: Gary Mendoza and his son Michael pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site honoring last Wednesday's shooting victims on Monday in San Bernardino. … Full Article

Capano calls on Sarsour to resign from Community Board 10

In a move that could be seen as a pre-emptive strike against a future political rival, Bob Capano, a member of the Staten Island Republican County Committee, called on controversial Arab-American civic leader Linda Sarsour, a Democrat, to resign from her membership on Community Board 10 (Ba … Full Article

After San Bernardino, NYC officials push city to divest from gun makers

Following last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which killed 14 and wounded 21 people, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James have both called for further divestment of city pension funds from companies manufacturing assault weapons. … Full Article

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