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After months of growing tension over the fate of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site, on Wednesday Roy Sloane, the acting head of the Cobble Hill Association, tendered his resignati … Full Article

Pols demand action from city to stop illegal home conversions

Bay Ridge’s elected officials have stepped up their efforts to fight the troubling trend of illegal home conversions in their community and in other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, charging that the practice is endangering lives. … Full Article

De Blasio raises Gracie Mansion fence, citing security

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who moved to high-profile Gracie Mansion from a townhouse in Park Slope, has gotten a higher fence at his new home after White House fence-jumping incursions recently raised security concerns. … Full Article

Millions March NYC: ‘Deeper than Black’

Some were there independently or with friends and family, protesting the recent grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings.   … Full Article

NYC bike share audit reveals problems

An audit of New York's bike share program reveals spotty maintenance, poor cleanliness and defective parking stations. That's what city Comptroller Scott Stringer reported Thursday in his review of New York City Bike Share — the largest such program in the country. … Full Article

Salvation Army red kettle donation drive falling short

The Salvation Amy in Bay Ridge, which has helped thousands of people get back on their feet over the years, is asking for help itself these days. … Full Article

Longtime residents reflect on their time in Brooklyn Heights

Linda and Henry Cateura have lived in the same house on Willow Street since 1966. Around the corner, Ann Walker Gaffney and her late husband, Richard, moved into their Hicks Street brownstone that same year.  … Full Article

Carolers sing about transparency at Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. headquarters

More than a dozen Build Up NYC activists, led by Santa Claus, arrived at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s office Wednesday morning to sing their own rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.” … Full Article

Historic exhibition of St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts coming to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Historic 12th and 13th century manuscripts relating to St. Francis of Assisi are going on display starting Dec. 17 at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Borough President Eric Adams announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Jay-Z, other rappers urge Cuomo to reform justice system

Hip-hop moguls Jay-Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the state's criminal justice system amid protests over the killings of unarmed black people by white police officers who weren't criminally charged. … Full Article

Joan Rivers' will leaves money for Brooklyn charity, other organizations

Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Brooklyn-based food pantry God's Love We Deliver, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation in Manhattan. … Full Article

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