After more than a decade of advocacy and planning, a project to transform three triangular parks along North Flatbush Avenue into pedestrian-friendly islands of green will kick off next week. … Full Article

Cops investigating Bay Ridge animal poisonings

Someone is killing helpless animals on the streets of Bay Ridge. The NYPD confirmed that it is investigating allegations that a serial animal killer is on the loose. … Full Article

Group files federal complaint over sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

An advocacy group filed a complaint with the United States Attorney’s Office on Tuesday over the planned $52 million sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library to developer Hudson Companies. … Full Article

Tuesday March 1, Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Teacher Promotes Sport: Ice climber Don Mellor climbs Pitchoff Quarry in Keene on Feb. 10. … Full Article

Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr. to join Councilmember Laurie Cumbo in conversation at Brooklyn Historical Society

On March 3, venerable New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr. will join City Councilmember and founder of Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Laurie Cumbo in conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society. … Full Article

Pier 6 high-rises not necessary for Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to privately-funded studies

A coalition of Brooklyn community organizations has released two commissioned reports from independent firms that they say point to a massive surplus from existing development projects in Brooklyn Bridge Park, eliminating the need for a controversial two-tower project at Pier 6. … Full Article

NY democrats confident about passing paid family leave

Maria Cortes had to miss two days of work this month to care for her husband when he had eye surgery, the latest of a slew of health issues he's had that have taken her away from her job as a home health aide. … Full Article

State senate task force looks at heroin crisis

Three members of the New York State Senate came to Dyker Heights to hold a hearing on drug abuse on Friday and heard eye-opening testimony from experts who told the elected officials that the problem is reaching crisis proportions. … Full Article

Monday Feb. 29, Our World In Pictures

LOS ANGELES — Oscar Winners Pose: From left: Mark Rylance, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for "Bridge of Spies;" Brie Larson, winner of the award for best actress in a leading role for "Room;” Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the award for best ac … Full Article

Brooklyn kids compete at Police Athletic League's tournament of champions

Five-hundred Police Athletic League (PAL) youngsters from all five boroughs of New York City recently competed in citywide tournaments during a day of educational games and laughter at PAL’s Annual Tournament of Champions at the Edward Byrne Center in Queens. … Full Article

Friday Feb. 26, Our World In Pictures

HOUSTON — Debate Begins: Republican presidential candidates (L-R): Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; businessman Donald Trump; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich listen to the U.S. … Full Article


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