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America’s most toxic waterway gets some help

Slowly but surely, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — is beginning to see some noticeable progress. … Full Article
TWU Campbell by Mary Frost

Transit workers rally in Brooklyn Heights against their own union

The contract for 38,000 New York City Transit workers expires on Jan. 15, and a group of union members says they fear the union will make too many concessions to the city during upcoming negotiations. … Full Article

Gounardes raises more than $9,500 in marathon

Bay Ridge runner Andrew Gounardes was a man on a mission when it came to the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. … Full Article

Crown Heights pols clash over Bedford-Union Armory proceedings

Generally, armories have been constructed to prepare for war, not to generate war. That does not seem to be the case, however, with the long-vacant Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights. … Full Article

Crown Heights street co-named for revered local pastor and his wife

To honor them for a legacy of more than 60 years ministering to their congregation, the street outside First Baptist Church of Crown Heights has been co-named for its famed pastor and his wife. … Full Article

Feds to monitor polls in Brooklyn and Queens on Election Day

To forestall even the appearance of hanky panky, the Justice Department announced on Monday that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy personnel to Brooklyn and Queens to monitor Tuesday’s general election. … Full Article

PHOTOS: NYC Marathon races through Brooklyn

The annual TCS NYC Marathon touches all five city boroughs, but only in Brooklyn do runners follow a route that takes them from the southern to northern border, transecting some 12 miles of Kings County, passing through Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Cli … Full Article

Fortis drops plan for affordable housing at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

Fortis Property Group has decided to move forward with an as-of-right development plan for the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that does not include affordable housing and will not require rezoning. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park advisory group calls on park to rescind vote approving Pier 6 towers

Asserting that newly disclosed figures showed that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) has drastically underestimated the amount of projected income from developments in the park, the park’s Community Advisory Council passed a resolution Thursday night calling upon the BBPC board to rescind i … Full Article

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