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Know Your Cycle Rights: Bike law basics

The Brooklyn Activist Committee held its well-attended meeting Thursday night at the YWCA on Third Avenue. … Full Article

Friday April 1, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Reform Is Fought Ferociously: Demonstrators face riot police officers during a protest on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge to host baby shower benefitting domestic violence victims

In an event organizers are calling the “Mother of All Baby Showers,” 100 of Bay Ridge’s local female leaders will gather at the 68th Precinct on Saturday to lend a helping hand to victims of domestic violence by donating blankets, bottles, bibs, stuffed animals and other items that new moth … Full Article

Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. … Full Article

Thursday March 31, Our World In Pictures

FRANCE — Citizens Protest Work Reforms: Demonstrators climb on the fountain in Place Castellane during a nationwide day of protest in Marseille on Thursday. … Full Article

Cobble Hill still awaiting answers from Fortis, NYU about LICH plans

Despite several meetings with NYU Langone Medical Center and City Hall, community groups in Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights say that they are still awaiting answers about Fortis Property Group’s plans for a new medical facility on the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

‘Gridlock’ Sam and Brooklyn Heights Association discuss the derelict condition of the BQE

Famed traffic planner and former city official “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz told Brooklyn Paper Radio on Monday that the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) half-mile triple cantilever section — which runs between Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Heigh … Full Article

New outdoor Wi-Fi networks expanded by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to include NYCHA

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership on Wednesday announced plans to provide free Wi-Fi access in the outdoor areas of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Whitman and Ingersoll Houses in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article

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