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Two influential and key figures related to Brooklyn’s waterfront have spoken out publicly to support the city’s housing plan for Pier 6. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 12, Our World In Pictures

BUDAPEST — Light-Up Costumes Light Up the Sky: Dancers perform 'Dancing with Drones' by CollMot Robotics, a European artist-scientist team, at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island. … Full Article

Sunset Parker gathering steam on Facebook

A Facebook group created by a Sunset Park civic leader who wanted to share photos he had of the community from the 1960s and 1970s has grown into an indispensable forum for residents to exchange ideas, gripe about the city and boast about the special nature of their neighborhood. … Full Article

Will Squibb Bridge bounce back? Brooklyn officials push for answers

Bouncy Squibb Park Bridge, zig-zagging downward from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, is still out of commission after an entire year, and increasingly impatient local officials are pushing the park to provide an explanation for the delay. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 11, Our World In Pictures

ST. LOUIS — Anniversary Brings Demonstrations: Protesters of police brutality march to the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Monday, in the wake of the one-year shooting death anniversary of Michael Brown on Sunday. … Full Article

NYC translates immigrants' rights manual into Haitian Creole

New York City has translated its immigrant rights and services manual into Haitian Creole. City Comptroller Scott Stringer distributed the first copies Monday in Flatbush, along with lawmakers and community leaders. … Full Article

NY Times gives Linda Sarsour front page fame

Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, who has been steadily gaining notice in Bay Ridge over the past five years through the dint of her civic involvement and political activism, has come to the attention of the city’s most influential newspaper. … Full Article

Monday Aug. 10, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Dancers Partake in Parade: Participants dance along Sixth Avenue during the Dominican Day Parade on Sunday. The parade, held annually each August along the avenue, began in 1982. … Full Article

Brooklyn rally marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death

A sea of motionless human bodies was splayed across a Brooklyn pavement Sunday, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown. … Full Article
Cobble Hill Association Talks LICH

VIDEO: Pros & cons for LICH site hi-rises aired in Cobble Hill

At a standing-room-only meeting Thursday night, hundreds of unhappy Cobble Hill community members came together with the team planning to redevelop Long Island College Hospital (LICH), in an effort to influence the project ahead of a potential ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) process. … Full Article

De Blasio, firefighters' union reach contract resolving feud

 The union representing New York City firefighters reached a contract deal with Mayor Bill de Blasio, officials announced Thursday, resolving a feud over disability benefits, adding 20 five-member engine companies and p … Full Article

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