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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Tuesday June 2, Our World In Pictures

ROME — Acrobatic Squad Flies Over Parade:  The “Frecce Tricolori” Italian Air Force acrobatic squad flies over Rome on Tuesday during the Republic Day parade, which celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946. … Full Article

Tunnel boring machine completes excavation of tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island

A tunnel boring machine has completed the excavation of a new, $250 million water tunnel connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island. The new, deeper tunnel — called a siphon — will convey drinking water under New York Harbor from Brooklyn to Staten Island.  … Full Article

Town hall on Pierhouse lawsuit set for Tuesday

The preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) will be holding a town hall on Tuesday to bring neighbors up to date on their fight to shrink the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Monday June 1, Our World In Pictures

KENYA — Soldiers March During Madaraka Day: Kenyan Armed Forces soldiers march, during the 52nd Madaraka Day, at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Monday. … Full Article

The Gun of Kingsborough Community College: A historical tribute

Daily, hundreds of students walk past the gun on Kingsborough’s campus without questioning its relevancy or history. Those who know may refer to it, erroneously, as a cannon. It stands in front of the historic flagpole, a souvenir from The New York World’s Fair of 1939. … Full Article

Patrons, elected officials call for 6-day library service at Coney Island, Bushwick branches

Patrons and elected officials are scheduled to rally this morning outside of two Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) branches — in Bushwick and in Coney Island — forced to close on Mondays due to budget cuts. … Full Article

De Blasio restores funding for summer programs after push by parents, advocates

After an intense campaign by parents, youth advocates and city Councilmembers, the Mayor’s Office announced it would restore funding for summer programs 17,000 kids for one more year. … Full Article

Carroll Gardens Association honors local activists, businesses at 44th anniversary dinner

Local activists, business owners and other community members affiliated with the Carroll Gardens Association (CGA) gathered Thursday to celebrate the organization’s 44th anniversary at Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club visits USS Barry

On Saturday, May 23, the Brooklyn-based Commodore Barry Club visited the USS Barry, a naval destroyer at its homeport, the Sullivan Piers, Stapleton, Staten Island. … Full Article

Prospect Park Alliance launches 7-day crowdfunding challenge

A challenge has been issued by two of Prospect Park’s biggest fans, Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo. If the Prospect Park Alliance receives 1,000 donations of any size by June 2, they will unlock a generous gift of $50,000. … Full Article

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