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Brooklyn Bridge Park approves Pier 6 towers

After years of community outcry, twists and turns by Empire State Development Corp. (ESD), accusations of pay-to-play and behind-the scenes politics, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) voted to approve on Tuesday a plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. … Full Article

For victims of speeding, increased traffic cameras welcome

On Aug. 7, 2014, Dulcie Canton, 39, was biking from her friend’s apartment in Bushwick to her home in Bedford-Stuvesant when she was struck from behind by a speeding driver. “I heard an engine revving up behind me, and next thing I know, I’m flying up in the air. … Full Article

Woman shot, killed in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Police responding to a 911 call found a 23-year-old woman, an employee of the Fornino pizza restaurant, on a sidewalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Police say Michelle Marks of Brooklyn was pronounced dead at the scene. … Full Article

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for season

Farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, as well as baked goods, cider and honey are all available for Bensonhurst residents now that the community’s Greenmarket is open for the season. … Full Article

Final OK on Pier 6 plan expected Tuesday

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) is set to OK on Tuesday a recently revised plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. The vote is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. in NYU Dibner Pfizer Auditorium at 5 MetroTech Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn Pride begins 20th annual celebration

The Pride Flag was raised above Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday in a special ceremony with veterans, LGBTQIA+ organizations and local citizens to mark the beginning of Brooklyn Pride’s 20 Years of Pride week-long celebration.  … Full Article

No Men Allowed: Women-only hours at Williamsburg pool draw complaints

A Brooklyn municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church and state. … Full Article

Brooklyn, rejoice! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks returning to East River once again

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will once again illuminate the skies over Brooklyn this year, with rockets blasting off from two locations in the East River, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC child welfare agency failing troubled youth

New York City's child welfare agency dropped the ball on a citywide program designed to keep troubled youths out of the criminal justice system, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in an audit released Friday. … Full Article

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