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The world’s most notorious drug kingpin and prison escape artist, “El Chapo” Guzman, won’t be tunneling his way out jail in New York City, law enforcement officials said at a press conference … 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

Labor, green groups team up to push for clean energy in NY

Several labor unions and environmental groups teamed up Wednesday to urge New York lawmakers to do more to address climate change. … Full Article

A June 4 walking tour will shine a spotlight on East New York's historic buildings

Do you know the way to the old Borden Dairy, whose façade is graced with tile murals of cows in mountain-top meadows? How about the stunning Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, with its distinctive green domes? … Full Article

Are Pier 6 towers inevitable? City says yes

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) says it will vote this Tuesday on a revised plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. … Full Article

NYC buses set to get new safety technology in test program

Safety technology that would warn pedestrians that a bus is turning or help bus drivers avoid collisions is coming to some New York City buses. … Full Article

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