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Friday March 25, Our World In Pictures

BRUSSELS — Tributes Overflow: City workers collect some of the tributes to preserve them at one of the memorial sites at the Place de la Bourse on Friday, following the recent attacks in the capital. … Full Article

Local pols ‘pleased’ that Prince Hotel is up for auction June 8

Bay Ridge’s elected officials could hardly contain their glee at the news that a fleabag hotel that one lawmaker called “an albatross around the area’s quality of life,” will soon be changing owners. … Full Article

Green-Wood Historic Fund gets national grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on Thursday announced that the Green-Wood Historic Fund has been awarded a $40,000 grant that will support the first and critical planning phase of digitizing the cemetery’s 177-year-old archives and historic collections.  … Full Article

Thursday March 24, Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Color Descends on Celebrators: Revelers whose faces are coated with colored powder dance during Holi celebrations, or the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge district manager warns of scams

Josephine Beckmann said she has heard of numerous incidents in which senior citizens have been conned out of their money by clever scam artists who use a variety of ways to steal cash from unsuspecting victims. … Full Article

NY clears way to allowing professional Mixed Martial Arts

New York's Assembly voted 113-25 on Tuesday to legalize mixed martial arts, clearing the way for fights late this year and expanding the combat sport into the last state to still prohibit it. … Full Article

Wednesday March 23, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — UN Deal Struggles: A migrant boy shows a banner saying he wants to travel to Germany rather than camps set up by Turkish President Erdogan during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in Idomeni on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Pier 6 developer says financing could fall through if state doesn’t OK plan

RAL Development, the developer behind two controversial residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has warned state and city officials that the project’s financing will be lost if the state doesn’t move the delayed project ahead by April 30. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to install smart waste, recycling system

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) on Monday announced the installation of Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adams has $500,000 surprise for Hamilton

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had a big surprise in store for state Sen. Jesse Hamilton after the legislator held a press conference to announce the start of a new program aimed at helping kids from low-income families to get a jump on digital technology. … Full Article

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