After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle gives VIPs a peek at Government Guide

VIPs from all levels of government got a sneak peek at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s soon-to-be published Legislative Guide at a special breakfast event hosted by publisher Dozier Hasty at the BRIC Arts Media House on Fulton Street Friday morning. … Full Article

Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

LINDEN, N.J.— An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway, authorities said. … Full Article

Naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC blast

Police released a photo of a 28-year-old immigrant wanted for questioning Monday in the bombing that rocked a Manhattan neighborhood, and the governor and mayor said the blast is looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection. … Full Article

Bratton, NYPD's champion of "broken windows" policing, retires

William Bratton, the police commissioner who led departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York and saw his crime fighting strategies copied across the nation, will end his unparalleled law enforcement career with a ceremonial send-off  … Full Article

Bizarre discovery in Newtown Creek: 216 plastic bags of black goo

John Lipscomb has come across a lot of unusual sights over the years during his routine patrols of New York’s waterways as Riverkeeper patrol boat captain, but what he saw in Newtown Creek this past Wednesday was one of the more extraordinary findings. … Full Article

Life jackets placed at Brooklyn waterfront reflect refugee crisis

Advocates have placed hundreds of life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis. … Full Article

DOT’s Trottenberg calls for NYC to ‘think big’ about transportation

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the city has to “think bigger” about mass transit. She made the remark during her keynote address on Thursday at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmakers event. … Full Article

Green-Wood Historic Fund honors legendary author-documentarian Geoffrey Ward

It’s rare that the legacy of a great man coincides comfortably with that of a very bad one, but that is just what happened at Green-Wood Cemetery on Wednesday night, when the Green-Wood Historic Fund bestowed an award named for one of New York’s greatest men onto the great-grandson of one o … Full Article

Swiss designer speaks to Brookynites for cross-country project interviewing American voters

This month through December, Swiss designer Ludovic Balland and a team of three others are road tripping across 20 different cities in the U.S., interviewing people in the period immediately before and after the U.S. presidential election. … Full Article

Wednesday Sept. 14, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brooklyn Rep. Talks NASA: U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), was recently presented with a U.S. flag, a New York state flag and an Administrator’s coin by NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman (left). … Full Article


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