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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Hikind’s office conducts shmurah matzah survey

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind’s (D-Brooklyn) staff visited numerous supermarkets throughout New York City this past week to survey handmade shmurah matzah prices at various locations. … Full Article

Gillibrand, Clarke urge National Park Service to place Crown Heights North Historic District on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke on Thursday wrote to the National Park Service urging for Crown Heights North Historic District to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. … Full Article

NYC wants Wyckoff Gardens residents to offer advice on upcoming NYCHA development

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on Wednesday said it is seeking residents to join advisory committees at Wyckoff Gardens in Boerum Hill and Holmes Towers in Manhattan, the first two sites to be tapped for Mayor de Blasio’s NextGen Neighborhoods initiative. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Mark Baker Board Chairman

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced today that Mark Baker has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. Baker succeeds Nancy Bowe who has chaired the Conservancy's board since 2011. … Full Article

Schumer: Gun that looks like iPhone ‘disaster waiting to happen’

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer on Monday called on the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate a new handgun that looks almost exactly like an iPhone when folded. … Full Article

Bushwick fire latest blow to NYC area's once-thriving pigeon keepers

A Brooklyn fire last week that wiped out a pigeon keeper's flock of 500 birds was the latest blow to a working-class pastime that has dwindled from the days it was a passion of a young Mike Tyson and Marlon Brando's character in "On the Waterfront." … Full Article

Brooklyn baby shower for domestic violence victims generates hundreds of gifts

The 68th Precinct station house resembled Babies “R” Us on Saturday with hundreds of blankets, diapers, bottles, booties, onesies, toys and stuffed animals filling up the first floor muster room. … Full Article

Monday April 4, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — Famous Duo Performs: Dolly Parton, left, and Katy Perry perform “Coat of Many Colors” at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday. … Full Article

‘Gridlock’ Sam explains Move NY to the Eagle, says it’s a ‘big win’ for Brooklyn

Traffic and transit buff “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday that the Move NY Fair Plan will help Brooklyn immensely, namely by creating jobs for Brooklynites and by reducing traffic on local streets and on the East River bridges. … Full Article

Know Your Cycle Rights: Bike law basics

The Brooklyn Activist Committee held its well-attended meeting Thursday night at the YWCA on Third Avenue. … Full Article

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