Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the may … Full Article

Green-Wood Cemetery's exhibit marks end of Civil War 150 years ago

Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery, last resting place for thousands of Civil War veterans, is opening an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the nation's bloodiest conflict. … Full Article

Hikind demands daily trash pickups at yeshivas

There are more than 60,000 students currently attending yeshivas in the heavily Jewish communities of Borough Park and Midwood according to Assemblymember Dov Hikind, who said that the figure represents a much larger enrollment than is found in the local public schools. … Full Article

Injured veteran honored at Memorial Day breakfast

An Iraq war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and who gets by, these days, with help from her service dog was cited for her courage and fortitude at a special pre-Memorial Day breakfast in Bay Ridge on Thursday. … Full Article

Mock disasters rock MetroTech at FDNY EMS competition

Downtown Brooklyn was the scene of numerous staged fires, explosions and gas leaks on Thursday as the New York City Fire Department hosted its 15th annual FDNY EMS Competition and health fair, which takes place as part of National EMS Week. … Full Article

Thursday May 21, Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Woman Leads Herd: An elderly Kashmiri Bakarwal woman leads a herd of horse near Peer Ki Gali, 50 miles south of Srinagar on Wednesday. … Full Article

Councilmember Laurie A. Cumbo visits Clinton Hill Library, a finalist for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Clinton Hill branch is among ten finalists for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. To recognize the branch's contributions to the neighborhood, City Councilmember Laurie A. … Full Article

NYC Fourth of July fireworks to be on the East River

New York City's Fourth of July fireworks show will once again be on the East River. … Full Article

Historic anchor, loved by many, seeks new Heights home

A ceremonial departure for the historic ship’s anchor that sat for decades in front of 76 Montague St. will take place soon. Friend Of A Farmer, the new tenant in that building, will offer refreshments as a show of good will to new neighbors and customers in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Bay Ridge veteran is grand marshal of Memorial Day Parade

A Bay Ridge World War II veteran who spearheaded a project to plant American flags on sidewalks in the community’s shopping strips will serve as the grand marshal of 148th Annual Kings County Memorial day Parade. … Full Article

PHOTO: Fleet Week is coming to NYC

U.S. Navy ships paraded into New York City Wednesday, passing under the Verrazano Bridge. A crowd lined the shoreline of Bay Ridge to applaud the arrival of the splendid ships for Fleet Week.  … Full Article


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