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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

Thursday June 4, Our World In Pictures

IRAN — Man Lies Across Slackline: In this picture taken on May 22, Iranian Hamed Heidari lies across a slackline anchored between two rocks during practice in the mountains overlooking Tehran. … Full Article

‘Save the View’ co-founder Guterman asks for pressure on de Blasio and Cuomo

Save The View Now Co-Founder Steven Guterman told a group of about 100 people who attended Tuesday evening’s Town Hall Meeting at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue that he is optimistic about the prospects of the litigation underway against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC), the Empi … Full Article

Brooklyn born 2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

Irwin Rose, a Brooklyn-born biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis — has died. He was 88. … Full Article

Tuesday June 2, Our World In Pictures

ROME — Acrobatic Squad Flies Over Parade:  The “Frecce Tricolori” Italian Air Force acrobatic squad flies over Rome on Tuesday during the Republic Day parade, which celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946. … Full Article

Tunnel boring machine completes excavation of tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island

A tunnel boring machine has completed the excavation of a new, $250 million water tunnel connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island. The new, deeper tunnel — called a siphon — will convey drinking water under New York Harbor from Brooklyn to Staten Island.  … Full Article

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