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Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. … Full Article

Bay Ridge precinct council starts ‘Summer of Support’ for NYPD

Fighting what they termed an avalanche of negative publicity against cops, a coalition of Southwest Brooklyn civic and political groups announced the start of “Summer of Support,” a show of public support for the NYPD in which everyday New Yorkers are asked to sign pro-police message boards … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park board presents figures to back its Pier 6 plan

At a meeting on Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) presented updated financial figures to bolster its contention that a two-tower development at Pier 6 is necessary to fund the park. … Full Article

City Tech project to trace history of print industry in NYC

In February, The New Yorker dedicated its cover to illustrate Condé Nast’s move from Times Square to 1 World Trade Center — an acknowledgement of just how central the print industry has been to the economic, social and cultural history of the city. … Full Article

Forest City Ratner volunteers partner on Red Hook Revitalization Day

More than 115 Forest City Ratner Company (FCRC) volunteers on Thursday joined forces with Rebuilding Together New York City (RT NYC), Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and Good Shepherd Services to provide on-the-ground improvements to Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. … Full Article

Source of worrisome gas leak in DUMBO discovered, repaired

National Grid has successfully tracked down the source of a persistent gas leak near 51 Jay St. in DUMBO. The leak, which at times emitted a pervasive odor, has alarmed residents and workers for months. … Full Article

Thursday June 11, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Bushwick Attracts Hipsters: A cyclist pedals by a street art mural and a storefront church in Bushwick on April 22. The neighborhood, once considered dangerous, is beginning to attract tourists and hipsters. … Full Article

Cobble Hill residents vow to fight Fortis plans for LICH site

Roughly 100 Cobble Hill residents gathered at the Cobble Hill Health Center Tuesday night for a meeting called by the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) to discuss the plans revealed to date by Fortis Property Group for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site.  … Full Article

BJ’s sends food, electronics to Colin Powell USO Center

The United Service Organizations (USO) has been entertaining troops and providing fun-filled activities for military service members and their families since World War II. The New York City chapter of the group recently received a helping hand that in turn benefitted the USO center at the U.S. … Full Article

Navy Yard announces $140M plan to renovate key building

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. announced during a press conference on Monday that it will add 1 million square feet of manufacturing space when it opens its Green Manufacturing Center and completes a $140 million renovation of its Building 77 within the next two years. … Full Article

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