Brooklyn native Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. … Full Article

Thursday June 11, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Bushwick Attracts Hipsters: A cyclist pedals by a street art mural and a storefront church in Bushwick on April 22. The neighborhood, once considered dangerous, is beginning to attract tourists and hipsters. … Full Article

Cobble Hill residents vow to fight Fortis plans for LICH site

Roughly 100 Cobble Hill residents gathered at the Cobble Hill Health Center Tuesday night for a meeting called by the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) to discuss the plans revealed to date by Fortis Property Group for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site.  … Full Article

BJ’s sends food, electronics to Colin Powell USO Center

The United Service Organizations (USO) has been entertaining troops and providing fun-filled activities for military service members and their families since World War II. The New York City chapter of the group recently received a helping hand that in turn benefitted the USO center at the U.S. … Full Article

Navy Yard announces $140M plan to renovate key building

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. announced during a press conference on Monday that it will add 1 million square feet of manufacturing space when it opens its Green Manufacturing Center and completes a $140 million renovation of its Building 77 within the next two years. … Full Article

Colton, TWU demand better service on B1 bus line

The B1 bus line, which runs between 86th Street and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge and Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, is badly in need of a service upgrade, according to a local lawmaker and leaders of a transportation union. … Full Article

A Brooklynite's pilgrimage to the top of the World Trade Center

The splendid new skyscraper we see from so many waterfront Brooklyn neighborhoods stands on sacred ground. … Full Article

Monday June 8, Our World In Pictures

BOSNIA — Pope Encourages Religious Reconciliation: Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to celebrate a Mass at the Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Saturday. … Full Article

Citi Bike to add 2,400 bikes to fleet

Citi Bike has announced that it will be adding 2,400 newly designed bikes to its fleet this year. … Full Article

TSA officer at JFK Airport revives traveler who stopped breathing after choking on a donut

Today might be Donut Day, but there’s one woman who is probably going to say “No thanks” if someone offers her one of the sweet treats today.  … Full Article

Longtime Transit Museum director Shubert to retire after 24 years

The New York Transit Museum, located in a former subway station at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, announced Thursday that its longtime director, Gabrielle Shubert, will retire in September. … Full Article


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