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Borders of Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park to be opened to surrounding communities

Some of the walls and fences surrounding Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park will be coming down and the edges of the parks beautified under a Parks Department initiative to make parks more open and welcoming. … Full Article

World War II veteran to lead Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

One of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the country takes place right here in Brooklyn. And it’s still going strong. The 149th Annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, in Bay Ridge, starting at 11 a.m. … Full Article

Here’s where Brooklyn’s unique ‘Fuhgeddaboudit,’ ‘Oy Vey’ signs come from

Drivers in most cities are accustomed to seeing ordinary highway signs that read “Welcome to” and “Leaving [insert metropolis]” — but Brooklyn isn’t like most cities. … Full Article

Wanted: Veterans and their families

This Memorial Day — for the 18th year in a row — Brooklynites can enjoy a free outdoor concert at beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery. … Full Article

De Blasio administration defends sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

The de Blasio administration on Monday denied that the city chose a friend and contributor as the winning bidder in the $52 million deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library, over bids that paid more. … Full Article

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative transforms Navy Yard cemetery

Milton Puryear, co-founder and project development director of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), presided over the grand opening of the Initiative’s latest public space: a one-time naval cemetery set on the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, now transformed into a natural, green setting  … Full Article

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society celebrates 125th anniversary at Red Hook gala

One of nation’s oldest early childhood education societies celebrated its 125th anniversary by honoring some of its most active members in a Red Hook gala attended by dozens of local business and cultural leaders. … Full Article

Monday May 23, Our World In Pictures

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Funds Donated to Organization: FreshDirect's Vice President of Public Affairs Larry Scott Blackmon and Senior Human Resources business partner Eartha Franklin pose with Sharon Content, Children of Promise CEO, leadership and scholars  … Full Article

Anita Seminara praised as top notch educator

Anita Seminara, a Bay Ridge resident who taught math at McKinley Intermediate School for many years, died May 20 after a long illness. She was 85 years old. … Full Article

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