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Monday Dec. 21, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — Error Made in Crowning: Former Miss Universe Paulina Vega, center, removes the crown from Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, left, before giving it to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday. … Full Article

Ho, ho, ho: Cobble Hill group delivers gift-wrapped LICH petitions to de Blasio

They came bearing gifts wrapped in bright red ribbons – but these may not be the kind of holiday presents that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants under his Christmas tree. … Full Article

Women pay more for almost identical products, NYC study confirms

A New York City study has confirmed what some women have long suspected: products marketed to women and girls cost, on average, 7 percent more than nearly identical items marketed to men and boys. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library deal overwhelmingly approved by full City Council

The full New York City Council voted decisively on Wednesday to approve the controversial proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 17, Our World In Pictures

INDONESIA — Santas Go Surfing: Surf instructors dressed as Santa Claus teach children how to surf at Kuta beach in Bali on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Unity Task Force to meet on Trump

In the wake of statements made by Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump about banning Muslims from entering the U.S., the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force will meet on Dec. 21 to come up with a plan to show how different faiths in the neighborhood are united against prejudice. … Full Article

BP Adams declares ‘Pamela Brier Day’ in Brooklyn

The Maimonides Medical Center board of trustees recently hosted a breakfast reception at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Rotunda celebrating Pamela Brier, outgoing president and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, for the achievements under her leadership. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 16, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — GOP Debaters Take Stage: Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the  … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: How Levin crafted final deal for Brooklyn Heights Library

Councilmember Stephen Levin has called the proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West “the most controversial issue I’ve seen in my district since being elected in 2009.” … Full Article

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