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A three-alarm fire thought to be fed by 150 cases of “Spare Fuel” for autos broke out in a garage in the Mapleton section of Borough Park on Friday afternoon and quickly spread to two adjacent resi … Full Article

Brooklyn Today April 7: Happy National Beer Day, weekend preview and more!

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 51°, Night 38°, chance showers
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Sen. Schumer joins fight against Trump EPA cuts

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is joining U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) in a mounting effort to stymie President Donald Trump’s proposed $2.6 billion or 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget. … Full Article

No end in sight for collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

A few weeks ago, the Brooklyn Eagle reported on the Shore Road Park ramp closure at 97th Street in Bay Ridge, which has been closed for  … Full Article

Bay Ridge precinct council shows love for children

The 68th Precinct Community Council, which works to serve as a bridge between police and the public in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, has sought to expand its mission in recent years to include charitable endeavors. … Full Article

Citi Bike a surprising success in Bed-Stuy, study finds

An eye-opening new report sheds light on the surprising success of the Citi Bike bicycle-sharing program in Bedford-Stuyvesant and offers suggestions on how to replicate that achievement in other low-income communities of color around New York City. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio nominates Eric Landau to lead Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday nominated Eric Landau to serve as president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, the Mayor’s Office announced. Landau will lead the 85-acre park’s continued expansion, oversee its daily operations and foster its long-term stability. … Full Article

Brooklyn Borough Hall rally protests Trump’s HUD budget cuts

Melissa Del Valle Ortiz, 47, lives with her two adult children in a 40-building, Section 8 development on Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park, which houses roughly 400 families. Her son has autism and her daughter, who she calls a “creative spirit,” is struggling to find a job. … Full Article

First look at Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) this spring might notice a new structure rising in the hills east of Pier 5’s popular picnic area. … Full Article

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