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Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Par … Full Article

Marcy Plaza Farmers Market, EmblemHealth return to Bed-Stuy for 2015 season

The Marcy Plaza Farmers Market will make its official return to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday, July 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. … Full Article

Wednesday July 8, Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK CITY — Statue of Liberty Illuminated in New Lights: New light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, illuminate the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island after the new system was turned on Tuesday. … Full Article

CB2 committee approves sale of Brooklyn Heights Library, with caveats

Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee voted 8 to 4 to approve the controversial $52 million sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library – with caveats -- Monday night at a meeting at St. Francis College. … Full Article

NY expands 'Yes Means Yes' policy to private colleges

New York state's private colleges and universities have a new, affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence. … Full Article

Tuesday July 7, Our World In Pictures

VIRGINIA — Niece Gifted for Uncle’s Sacrifice: Kathleen Baker, niece of Army Sgt. Joseph M. Snock, is presented with the flag by U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Callaghan-McCann during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. … Full Article

OBITUARY: Brooklyn native Jerry Weintraub, longtime Hollywood producer, dies at 77

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. He was 77. … Full Article

DOT to resurface Borough Park roadways

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will be busy in Borough Park this summer, repaving several streets in the neighborhood to ensure a smooth ride for motorists navigating local roadways. … Full Article

Brooklyn woman celebrates 116th birthday

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. … Full Article

Monday July 6, Our World In Pictures

CHICAGO — Fans Cheer for U.S. Women’s Soccer: Fans are seen cheering after a goal by U.S. player Carli Lloyd during the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. The fans watched the action on a jumbo screen in Lincoln Park as the U.S. won 5-2. … Full Article

Spectators flock to Brooklyn’s waterfront for NYC’s July 4th fireworks show

Hundreds of thousands of spectators poured into Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods on Saturday to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. … Full Article

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