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Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Par … Full Article

Tuesday July 21, Our World In Pictures

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Cuba and U.S. Relations Restored: The Cuban flag flies over the country’s new embassy on Monday. The U.S. and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. … Full Article

MTA to open new ramp on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Motorists will have to get used to a new entrance ramp to get on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the Belt Parkway starting this week. … Full Article

‘City of Water Day’ celebrates NYC’s maritime roots and reclaimed waterfront

Saturday morning’s thunderstorm and gray waves didn’t put a damper on City of Water Day activities in New York Harbor, and the storm passed just in time for the official ribbon-cutting on Governors Island. … Full Article

De Blasio urges New Yorkers to stay cool in heat wave

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps to keep themselves and vulnerable neighbors cool and hydrated at a press conference held in Brooklyn at the height of Monday's blistering hot weather. … Full Article

Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago. … Full Article

Monday July 20, Our World In Pictures

PAKISTAN — Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan: Carnival attendees enjoy a ride on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in Islamabad on Sunday. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. … Full Article

Cuomo seeks tougher synthetic pot regulations

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids – known by street names including Spice, K2, AK-47 and Keisha Kole -- in New York state. … Full Article

Russell Simmons: NYC's horse carriages like Holocaust

Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. … Full Article

Friday July 17, Our World In Pictures

TENNESSEE — Woman Attends Memorial after Shooting: Cathy Sosbee places a balloon and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside a military recruiting center on Friday in Chattanooga. … Full Article

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