A new 36-story luxury tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library edged one step closer on Tuesday with the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) approval of plans filed by Marvel Architects. … Full Article
Calling the proposed transit fare increase proposal “absurd,” a Bay Ridge resident who testified at an MTA hearing suggested that the agency scrap the controversial plan and concentrate instead on improving service on the city’s buses and subways. … Full Article
Brooklyn is going to make its presence felt in a big way at a nationally organized protest set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the U.S. … Full Article
Attorneys representing Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) won a legal skirmish last week in the ongoing lawsuit against the engineering firm that designed the broken-down Squibb Park Bridge.
The once-popular “bouncy” bridge connected Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
More than 200 homeless people are currently being housed by the city in hotels in Sunset Park, a situation Assemblymember Felix Ortiz says is causing a “homeless housing crowding crisis” in his Brooklyn district. … Full Article
U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velázquez, whose districts include parts of Brooklyn, have joined with other U.S. officials in calling for investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. … Full Article
Brooklyn institutions and companies will be receiving more that $15 million from the state in competitive grants awarded by the New York City area Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). … Full Article