Commodore Barry Club participates in Irish heritage event at Green-Wood

The Commodore Barry Club, a Brooklyn-based Irish-American organization, participated in the Irish Heritage Trail on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Monday Sept. 21, Our World In Pictures

HAVANA — The Pope Visits with Leaders: Pope Francis stands with President Raul Castro in the Revolution Palace on Sunday. Francis and Castro met in the country's seat of government for a state meeting. … Full Article

Brooklyn DOT Commissioner inspects Ocean Parkway

A dangerous Midwood intersection is in line for safety improvements after Brooklyn Transportation Commissioner Keith Bray conducted an on-site inspection of the area. … Full Article

Parachute Jump to be bathed in light for kids with cancer

When the sun goes down on Friday night, the Coney Island Parachute Jump will be bathed in light as community residents gather on the Riegelman Boardwalk for a ceremony designed to raise childhood cancer awareness. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Historical Society ready for new season

The Bay Ridge Historical Society has elected a new president and is gearing up for a new season of meetings and events, where talk of yesterday isn’t old fashioned. … Full Article

Thursday Sept. 17, Our World In Pictures

INDONESIA — Haze Becomes Prominent: Students prepare to disembark from a boat as they go to school, while haze from wildfires blanket the Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Strand workshop coming up Monday

Community Board 2 and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand proposal this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues. … Full Article

Sunset Park woman gives birth on her stoop

Rebecca Giordano gave birth to a “step” son on Sept. 9. Little Isaiah Jones, the second child of Rebecca and her husband Chris Jones, was born on the stoop in front of the couple’s Sunset Park house – on the third step to be exact. … Full Article

Role-playing helps NYC police interact with the mentally ill

A woman called Emily, tears streaming down her face, stood on a ledge threatening to jump. For 15 minutes, a police sergeant used the common thread that connects them — they're both mothers — to gradually talk her out of killing herself. … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 15, Our World in Pictures

INDIA — Man Washes Away Sins: A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man (at left), jumps in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik on Sunday. … Full Article


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