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Seven years after Kings County Hospital's psychiatric unit was placed under federal supervision when its shocking mistreatment of patients came to light, the U.S. … Full Article

Buildings Dept. OKs plans for lux tower at site of Brooklyn Heights Library

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

East River Ferry ridership hits all time high in 2016

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Thursday released new data for the East River Ferry showing that ridership reached an all-time high in 2016. … Full Article

Bay Ridge resident tells MTA, ‘New Yorkers deserve a break’

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 to show up in force at post-inauguration protest

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

Judge orders ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge design firm to allow Brooklyn Bridge Park access to key software

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

Charity drives toy & food collection for needy at Fort Hamilton event

Zoe Koutsoupakis, senior vice president of Signature Bank, has a mission: To help feed and bring joy to the less fortunate in Bay Ridge and its surrounding communities. … Full Article

Ortiz: Don’t dump homeless in Sunset Park hotels

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

Maloney and Velázquez call for investigation into alleged Russian election hacks

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

5 NYCHA leaders voice support for BQX streetcar

A group of five NYCHA resident association presidents announced on Monday their support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar line. … Full Article

Brooklyn scores more than $15 million in regional economic development awards

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

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