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It wasn’t just about real estate at this year’s annual Brooklyn Real Estate Board’s (BREB) gala holiday celebration, held Thursday night at the Rex Manor at 1100 60th Street. … Full Article

New outdoor Wi-Fi networks expanded by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to include NYCHA

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership on Wednesday announced plans to provide free Wi-Fi access in the outdoor areas of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Whitman and Ingersoll Houses in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article

Move NY Fair Plan seeks to reduce congestion, create dedicated source of funding for MTA, City Transit

When state Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez took up a microphone last Thursday and introduced the Move NY Fair Plan from beneath the 125th Street train station in Harlem, his voice echoed that of past politicians, former mayors and city activists who, for decades, have been seeking a solution to t … Full Article

Brooklyn school districts to add school seats in response to increased development

The recent influx of new developments in Brooklyn and an increasing demand for future properties among real estate developers are putting a strain on the borough’s infrastructure. … Full Article

6 AIDS activists, including Brooklyn man, arrested at NY Capitol after funding rally

Six AIDS activists were arrested after refusing to leave the state Capitol on Monday night following a rally to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to budget more money for the state's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. … Full Article

Tuesday March 29, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children Run with First Lady: First lady Michelle Obama, center, participates in her first ever "fun run" with children on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday as part of her focus on healthy lifestyles for children. … Full Article

‘World’s Longest Invoice’ draws attention to plight of unpaid freelancers

Illustrator and designer Jay Quercia, who recently left Brooklyn for Portland, Oregon, was stiffed $6,500 by a deadbeat client. German artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer, who makes 3-D paper sculptures, is owed $250. … Full Article

Sunset Park leader finds treasure trove of historic data

When the owner of a Fifth Avenue commercial building was cleaning his basement last year in preparation of selling the property, he came across cabinets filled with dusty old files and knew exactly what to do with them. … Full Article

Monday March 28, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Parade Stays Casual: A woman breaks into laughter as she poses for photographers during the annual Easter parade along Fifth Avenue on Sunday. More of a stroll than a parade, New York's Easter parade is more informal than the city's other parades. … Full Article

BP Eric Adams livid after four cops violently arrest on-duty mailman in Crown Heights

Glenn Grays, a 27-year-old postal worker from East New York, was delivering packages on President Street in Crown Heights last Thursday when an undercover police car nearly struck him. … Full Article

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