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Tuesday Oct. 7: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Pedi-Sukkah Parade Peddles Through NY: In this photo provided by Chabad.org, 10 Chabad-Lubavitch teens on “pedi-sukkahs” ride down Fifth Avenue in New York on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library redevelopment meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Community Advisory Committee will be meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps in the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article

Famed Brooklyn attorney accused of wrongdoing

Unexpected news hit the wire this past weekend as allegations of sexual assault emerged against longstanding Brooklyn civil attorney Sanford Rubenstein. The accusations are still being investigated and have been covered extensively in the tabloids.  … Full Article

75th precinct to wear body cameras by November as tensions rise in community

Tension was high during a recent 75th Precinct Community Council meeting in East New York, where distrust between police and the community has simmered for years, but is now coming to a boil since the July death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. … Full Article

Unease grows between de Blasio and NYPD officers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with police, already strained by accusations he sided with frequent NYPD critic Al Sharpton over the chokehold death of an unarmed suspect, suffered another hit with revelations a top aide is living with a convicted killer who has often mocked off … Full Article

Residents fear for Vitagraph smokestack, last remnant of silent film studio

Midwood residents fear the last remnant of an historical film era may soon be demolished. “The legendary Vitagraph smokestack is in danger of being torn down!” said Ellen Levitt, a lifelong Brooklynite and Midwood resident since 1971. … Full Article

Mary Nolan wins O’Dwyer Award for service

Bay Ridge resident Mary Nolan, president of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, received the Paul O’Dwyer Award at the Great Irish Fair held recently in Coney Island. … Full Article

Monday Oct. 6: Our World In Pictures

SPAIN — Human Tower Competition Continues for 25th Year: Members of the Castellers Joves Xiquets de Valls try to complete their human tower during the 25th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Sunday. … Full Article

Brooklyn House members vow action on Presidential security breaches

Two Brooklyn House of Representatives members vowed action to ensure that the U.S. Secret Service is doing its job of protecting the commander-in-chief after recent security breaches. … Full Article

Squibb Park Bridge closed until spring due to safety concerns

Bouncy Squibb Park Bridge, closed since Aug. 11, will remain closed until spring, according to a spokesperson for Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

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