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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Green-Wood Historic Fund gets national grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on Thursday announced that the Green-Wood Historic Fund has been awarded a $40,000 grant that will support the first and critical planning phase of digitizing the cemetery’s 177-year-old archives and historic collections.  … Full Article

Thursday March 24, Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Color Descends on Celebrators: Revelers whose faces are coated with colored powder dance during Holi celebrations, or the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge district manager warns of scams

Josephine Beckmann said she has heard of numerous incidents in which senior citizens have been conned out of their money by clever scam artists who use a variety of ways to steal cash from unsuspecting victims. … Full Article

NY clears way to allowing professional Mixed Martial Arts

New York's Assembly voted 113-25 on Tuesday to legalize mixed martial arts, clearing the way for fights late this year and expanding the combat sport into the last state to still prohibit it. … Full Article

Wednesday March 23, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — UN Deal Struggles: A migrant boy shows a banner saying he wants to travel to Germany rather than camps set up by Turkish President Erdogan during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in Idomeni on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Pier 6 developer says financing could fall through if state doesn’t OK plan

RAL Development, the developer behind two controversial residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has warned state and city officials that the project’s financing will be lost if the state doesn’t move the delayed project ahead by April 30. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to install smart waste, recycling system

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) on Monday announced the installation of Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adams has $500,000 surprise for Hamilton

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had a big surprise in store for state Sen. Jesse Hamilton after the legislator held a press conference to announce the start of a new program aimed at helping kids from low-income families to get a jump on digital technology. … Full Article

NYC seeks to recover money made off transit impostor's film

To Hollywood, a transit impostor with a long history of posing as a New York City subway worker driving trains is rich material for a movie. But to transit officials, Darius McCollum is a criminal who shouldn't profit off his behavior. … Full Article

Monday March 21, Our World In Pictures

HAVANA — Obama Makes History: U.S. President Barack Obama, center, walks in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama, who is holding the arm of her mother Marian Robinson, during a walking tour of the city on Sunday. Obama became the first U.S. … Full Article

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