ISRAEL — Waves Crash on Family at Pier: Waves hit family members on a pier at the old port of Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday. … Full Article

De Blasio makes history as Grand Marshal of Brooklyn’s Pride Parade

Mayor de Blasio made history over the weekend when he led Brooklyn’s Twilight Pride Parade as one of the four grand marshals, making him the first New York City mayor to lead an LGBT pride event. … Full Article

Tony Danza joins the board of the NYC Police Athletic League

The iconic Brooklyn born actor Tony Danza will be joining the board of New York City’s Police Athletic League and focusing his efforts on strengthening the relationship between the city’s youth and police department.    … Full Article

City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday

The Board of Standards and Appeals is expected to rule on Tuesday on New York Methodist Hospital’s zoning variance application for a planned expansion in Park Slope.  … Full Article

Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out "Not one more," a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws. … Full Article

Clarke says military style rules are hair-raising

If a person is patriotic enough to want to serve in the U.S. military, does it matter how their hair looks? U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke says it shouldn’t be a factor. … Full Article

Lawmakers bring drug fight to playground

Playgrounds have become a new front in the war on drugs. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 16

Traffic & Weather
  • 68 degrees, some clouds but mostly sunny. High of 78 degrees.
  • Delays on the Gowanus and Prospect Expressways due to lane closures related to ongoing construction.
Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO … Full Article

Missing Israeli teenager has strong Brooklyn roots

The family of an Israeli-American teen believed to have been abducted in the West Bank says it has received an outpouring of support from friends and family back in the U.S. … Full Article

Transit Museum celebrates subway system’s 110th birthday

The Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn celebrated the 110th birthday of the New York City subway system on Saturday with music, food, kid-friendly workshops, a special cake and a ride on a vintage-1932 subway train.  … Full Article


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