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L Train Shutdown: Brooklyn cyclists demand Grand Street ‘PeopleWay’

With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, and with no concrete alternative transportation options in place, one group of activists is proposing a plan that would absorb thousands of affected L-train riders during the 2019 closure. … Full Article

NYC DOT: The clock is ticking on BQE repairs in Brooklyn Heights

The fix is in, but it will be quite a while before it will begin. … Full Article

De Blasio signs legislation expediting Build it Back construction work

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed legislation that will expedite approval of demolition and construction work performed by city-procured contractors under the Build it Back program. … Full Article

Brother of 3 Americans slain in Serbia in 1999 seeks justice

A brother of three American citizens slain after fighting in Serbia in 1999 accused the Balkan country's leaders on Tuesday of protecting the killers and refusing to bring them to justice despite repeated pledges to U.S. officials to do so. … Full Article

Famous Brooklyn Heights firehouse doors headed to 9/11 Memorial Museum

The doors from Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder 118 fire station on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, painted with a moving tribute, have been removed and are heading to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, according to Heights resident Andrew Porter. … Full Article

Developer files plan to demolish Brooklyn Heights Library; Asbestos removal begins Wednesday

After years of controversy, developer Hudson Companies filed plans with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) on Friday to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Library. Asbestos abatement work will start on Wednesday. … Full Article

Small-time Airbnb hosts say NY law unfairly targets them

Jordan Reeves works for a nonprofit and his partner is a puppeteer. They say there's not a lot of spare income floating around their Brooklyn apartment. That's why they sometimes rent the place through Airbnb for extra cash when they're not there. … Full Article

Scary Brooklyn: Recalling Halloween in old Brooklyn

While the Celtic priests may have originated Halloween centuries ago, Brooklyn has assisted in making the day before All Saints’ Day, aka All Hallows Day, a national costumed event. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Charles Randolph discovered the spirit of old Brooklyn in Ladispoli, Italy

Charles Randolph was born in 1944 at 856 East 15th Street between Avenues I and H in Flatbush. He lived there until he went to graduate school at NYU to study dentistry.  He is a Brooklyn College alum with a BS in Chemistry. … Full Article

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