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Pols say new library hours help Orthodox Jews

The Brooklyn Public Library’s new six-days-a-week schedule will be a boon to residents of Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, according to two City Councilmembers who said branches in those communities can now be open on Sundays. … Full Article

FDNY: Gas did not cause Brooklyn building explosion

Authorities have identified the second victim who died when a Brooklyn apartment building exploded last week. … Full Article

City plans $9.9 million repairs of two parks

Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration program designed to rebuild smaller, neglected recreation spaces around the city. … Full Article

NYPD fans set to ‘wallpaper’ precinct with messages of support

The walls of the 68th Precinct station house are going to be getting a new look, but it’s not because an interior decorator is coming. … Full Article

Bike path pushers to rally at foot of Verrazano Bridge

Buoyed by news that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking into the possibility of installing bike-pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two environmental activist groups will hold a rally on the Bay Ridge side of the Brooklyn-Staten Island span on Saturday to boos … Full Article

Brooklyn D.A. to get federal funds to fight sex traffickers

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office will be getting federal funds to assist victims of sex trafficking, according to U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who said the Department of Justice is allocating more than $2 million to four recipients in New York City. … Full Article

Hasta la vista, Joaquin!

When you live near water, the happiest words in the universe are, “The hurricane is headed for the open seas.” … Full Article

Preservationist group hopes to block Pierhouse hotel liquor license

Members of the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) plan to ask Community Board 2 (CB2) to deny a liquor license to Starwood’s 1 Hotel in the Pierhouse complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Introducing ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina in New York Harbor

Located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 4 and 5, ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, the newest marina in New York City, is currently under construction with new docks being anchored and a state-of-the-art wave attenuation system now in place. … Full Article

'Great Day in My Life': Spike Lee is Marathon Grand Marshal

He's a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar Award-winner, a crazy New York sports fan and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon. … Full Article

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