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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report on Monday warning that hundreds of thousands of coastal properties, including 24,286 in Brooklyn, face “chronic inundation” in the coming d … Full Article

Debate heats up over Airbnb's Brooklyn impact

The winners and losers of the controversial home-sharing website Airbnb are still yet to be determined. Legally it lives in a murky grey area, with certain types of rentals allowed by the city and others not. … Full Article

Drunk driver smashes into Bay Ridge storefront

A drunk driver was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 2 after a minor accident quickly escalated, ending with one of the cars crashing into the storefront of a Bay Ridge business. … Full Article

Local philanthropist wins HOPE’s Founder’s Award

You might remember that earlier this month, a monsoon-like storm shut down Grand Central Terminal. But despite sheets of rain and 70-mph winds, more than 300 guests descended on the Prince George Ballroom to celebrate HOPE.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 5: De Blasio Seeks to Eliminate Test for NYC's Elite Specialized High Schools

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 77°, Night 59°, Sunny then Showers Likely … Full Article

Feasibility study for BQX would cost $7 million

A feasibility study for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront trolley, which was supposed to have been completed last fall, will cost the city at least $7 million. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights resident to be Landmarks Preservation Commission's interim chair

Fred Bland, managing partner of the architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle and a longtime Brooklyn Heights resident, will take over from Meenakshi Srinivasan as interim chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. … Full Article

City puts brakes on expansion of organics recycling program

The city Department of Sanitation, faced with numerous difficulties, has shelved plans to expand its curbside organics recycling program. … Full Article

Thousands march across Brooklyn Bridge in gun protest

Thousands of demonstrators have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a protest against gun violence. A student-led group called Youth Over Guns organized Saturday's protest. The group formed after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February. … Full Article

Lyft's potential purchase of Citi Bike may ignite Brooklyn bike-share war

How many dockless bike programs does New York need? Will there be a glut of bicycles strewn about the somnolent streets of Brooklyn? These are questions that residents and Department of Transportation officials will likely ask in the coming months.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 4: Permanent Pool Finally Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 62°, Night 53°, Chance of Showers … Full Article

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