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Two Dyker Heights homeowners came into Bay Ridge to sound the alarm over the increasing numbers of one- and two-family houses being illegally converted into multiple dwellings, telling a busi … Full Article

Judge: Pierhouse Project in Brooklyn Bridge Park can proceed

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel ruled on Friday that construction can proceed on the Pierhouse hotel and condominium complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Schumer says new airline carry-on rules won’t fly

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has a two-word message for the multi-billion-dollar airline industry: Enough already! Charging that it would cause an unfair financial burden on airline passengers, Schumer blasted a plan to reduce the size of allowable carry-on luggage for travelers. … Full Article

Monday June 15, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Girls Cruise Through Puerto Rican Day Parade: Kaylee Vazquez (left), 8, and Jayda Vazquez, 12, ride atop a convertible as the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue on Sunday. … Full Article

Coney Island's Cyclone breaks down; riders climb off

Coney Island's historic Cyclone roller coaster has broken down for the second time this season. … Full Article

Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. … Full Article

Bay Ridge precinct council starts ‘Summer of Support’ for NYPD

Fighting what they termed an avalanche of negative publicity against cops, a coalition of Southwest Brooklyn civic and political groups announced the start of “Summer of Support,” a show of public support for the NYPD in which everyday New Yorkers are asked to sign pro-police message boards … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park board presents figures to back its Pier 6 plan

At a meeting on Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) presented updated financial figures to bolster its contention that a two-tower development at Pier 6 is necessary to fund the park. … Full Article

City Tech project to trace history of print industry in NYC

In February, The New Yorker dedicated its cover to illustrate Condé Nast’s move from Times Square to 1 World Trade Center — an acknowledgement of just how central the print industry has been to the economic, social and cultural history of the city. … Full Article

Forest City Ratner volunteers partner on Red Hook Revitalization Day

More than 115 Forest City Ratner Company (FCRC) volunteers on Thursday joined forces with Rebuilding Together New York City (RT NYC), Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and Good Shepherd Services to provide on-the-ground improvements to Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. … Full Article

Source of worrisome gas leak in DUMBO discovered, repaired

National Grid has successfully tracked down the source of a persistent gas leak near 51 Jay St. in DUMBO. The leak, which at times emitted a pervasive odor, has alarmed residents and workers for months. … Full Article

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