Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn

For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris. Many claim to be the Paris of the East: Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai to name a few. … Full Article

Wednesday Nov. 12: Our World In Pictures

CUBA — Dancer Practices at Havana Ballet House for Festival: In this Oct. 29 photo, Cuban dancer Javier Torres practices at the National Cuban Ballet dance house in Havana, Cuba. … Full Article

Vets march with battle-scarred Brooklyn flag in NYC Veterans Day Parade

A group of Brooklyn vets marched in the America’s Parade -- the largest Veterans Day Parade in the country -- proudly carrying a scorched and battered flag of the borough of Brooklyn.  … Full Article

NYC to stop many small-time marijuana arrests

Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges in New York City under a new policy. … Full Article

New events, initiatives for veterans across the borough

New events and initiatives for our nation’s veterans were held across the borough Monday, including readings, workshops, performances and the announcement of new affordable housing for those who have served. … Full Article

NY Festival of Light crowds overwhelm DUMBO

The Belgian-block streets of DUMBO became so jammed with spectators hoping to take in a spectacular light show Saturday night that organizers had to shut it down two-and-a-half hours early. … Full Article

Monday Nov. 10: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Handlers Take Balloons for Practice Run Before Annual Parade: Handlers steer Thomas the Tank Engine balloon through the parking lot at CitiField on Saturday in New York. … Full Article
Reaching Out Community Services Thanksgiving 2013

Reaching-Out charity group asks for help with Thanksgiving drive

A Bensonhurst-based charity that has fed thousands of hungry families in Southwest Brooklyn over the years is now looking for help itself. … Full Article

Riverside Houses parking garage permit granted, but may be revoked

Controversy over the proposed construction of a parking garage within the courtyard of the Brooklyn Heights Riverside Houses is heating up again. A Department of Buildings (DOB) permit was recently granted, but sources say it may be revoked by officials.  … Full Article

Show us the numbers: Groups demand BBP Pier 6 financial analysis

Despite its absence from the official agenda, the development of two residential towers inside Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 raised heated comments at a Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) board meeting on Friday. … Full Article


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