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This year will be a big one at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Board President Regina Myer reported at a Feb. 26 Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) board meeting, held at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Fire hits Prospect Park West building, two seriously injured

Two people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and seven families had to be evacuated from their homes, after a fire hit a four-story building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, on Tuesday. … Full Article

Coney Island school gets more than $16M for Sandy-related repairs

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting features music & architecture critic Justin Davidson

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 7 p.m. at Grace Church, located on the corner of Hicks Street and Grace Court. … Full Article

Remembrance Ongoing: Brooklyn Bridge

Few icons in the world have the affection and sheer recognition factor to equal the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Town hall to focus on stopping illegal home conversions

Residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge are growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of a population explosion hitting their communities due to illegal home expansions that create multi-unit apartment houses in what were once charming one- and two-family dwellings. … Full Article

De Blasio visits site of massive Williamsburg blaze, as residents worry about health effects

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the site of Saturday’s massive warehouse fire in Williamsburg on Thursday morning for a briefing from FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Chief of Department James Leonard, and to thank firefighters for their work battling the fire. … Full Article

Group responds to Williamsburg fire with online petition drive

A group of north Brooklyn activists has launched a petition on change.org, calling on the de Blasio administration to implement a more comprehensive environmental and public health plan in response to last weekend’s Williamsburg fire. … Full Article

Probe into fatal Metro-North crash centers on how SUV ended up on tracks

VALHALLA, N.Y.— An investigation into what caused a fiery crash that killed a motorist and five rail riders is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as safety conscious ended up between two crossing gates in her SUV as a commuter train barreled toward her. … Full Article
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Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC calls for halt on Pierhouse, Pier 6

At the end of a long and sometimes raucous meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council (CAC) Tuesday night, held at Congregation Mount Sinai, members of the CAC passed a resolution calling for a halt on  … Full Article

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