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The deadline for the public to comment to the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on the proposed Pier 6 development in Brooklyn Bridge Park is Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. … Full Article

Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in East Village blast

Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for. … Full Article

Fiery explosion, building collapse in East Village injures at least a dozen

An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village. … Full Article

Met Council to distribute food for Passover

To enable families in financial difficulty to celebrate Passover this year, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will distribute 2.2 million pounds of kosher-for-Passover food to community-based organizations in the five boroughs, council officials announced this week. … Full Article

Councilmember Deutsch holds fire safety training in memory of Sassoon children

Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) hosted a community fire safety training this week in memory of the seven Sassoon children who were tragically killed in a fire early Saturday morning. … Full Article

Historic preservation and the MTA

It's an interesting time to live in New York City. After decades of suburban flight, a huge influx of new residents is well underway. Movement has brought changes, to be sure, but it has also shined a new light on old infrastructure. … Full Article
Ideas Aired At First Brooklyn Heights Library Workshop

Ideas aired at first Brooklyn Heights Library workshop

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects held the first of two workshops on Monday evening which allowed the community to contribute ideas for a new library that will replace the present Brooklyn Heights branch located on Cadman Plaza West. … Full Article

Three Brooklyn finalists for 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced on Monday the 10 finalists for the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving New York City’s diverse communities. The Awards — unique in honoring individ … Full Article

Activists plead: Don’t turn Sunset Park into Williamsburg

An ambitious plan to re-develop Industry City and turn the Sunset Park complex into a hub for emerging businesses, technology firms and artists is drawing sharp criticism from environmental groups, housing advocates and labor leaders who charge that the proposal will turn the working class neighb … Full Article

In wake of lethal Midwood fire, BP Adams calls for Brooklyn burn center

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a borough-wide fire safety education campaign, following a fatal fire Saturday in Midwood that claimed the lives of seven siblings, aged five to 16, from the Sassoon family. … Full Article

World Trade Center stair climb will benefit wounded veterans

The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. … Full Article

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