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CB2 Committee approves Pier 6 Tower Plan on Brooklyn Bridge Park

Members of the Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday voted 6 to 1 to approve the proposed modifications of the General Project Plan (GPP) that would allow affordable housing in/on the Pier 6 development. … Full Article

Fundraiser for Brooklyn Heights baby who died in SoHo day care

Friends and co-workers have started a fundraiser on the GoFundMe website to help the Brooklyn Heights parents of a 3-month-old baby boy who died in an unlicensed SoHo day care on July 13 – his first day at the facility. … Full Article

Full CB2 to consider Brooklyn Heights Library sale Wednesday night

On Wednesday, July 15, the full board of Community Board 2 will consider the recommendation of its Land Use Committee that the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library be approved, with three caveats. … Full Article

Garner family says settlement isn’t a victory

The relatives of an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a white police officer's chokehold say they don't see a $5.9 million settlement with New York City as a victory. Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said Tuesday that "the victory will come when we get justice." … Full Article

Tuesday, July 14, Our World In Pictures

IOWA — Boy Waterslides During Heat Wave: Bodie Emanoil, 10, exits the water slide at Clive Aquatic Center as temperatures continued to rise on Monday. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.
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Cyclist dies, six injured in grisly crash near Barclays Center in Brooklyn

A cyclist died and six other people were injured in a horrific crash involving three vehicles on Fourth Avenue between Atlantic and Flatbush avenues on Monday morning at roughly 7 a.m. … Full Article

Borough Park cyclists ride 650 miles to raise funds for special children

Seven women who are part of the Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship Cycling Team pedaled down 13th Avenue in Borough Park to complete a 650-mile fundraising trek on July 8. … Full Article

NY Disability Pride Parade draws thousands, marking milestone

New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs. … Full Article

Monday, July 13, Our World In Pictures

LOUISIANA — Miss Oklahoma Rejoices after Her Win: Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan celebrates after winning the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge on Sunday.
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When the chips are down, Squadron gets the bark to the park

Brooklyn dog owners have learned that when the chips are down, state Sen. Daniel Squadron is their man. Literally. … Full Article

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