In another of Albany’s epic misses, the state Legislature ended its session last week having failed to authorize the city’s use of the “design-build” bidding process to expedite the Brooklyn-Queens … Full Article

Group heads to court to fight sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

A Brooklyn advocacy group is headed to court on Friday in a last-ditch effort to block the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library to a developer. … Full Article

New push aims to fix misspelling of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

 It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. … Full Article

Students in The Nature Conservancy’s youth program build urban farm in East New York

The Nature Conservancy, East New York Farms!, NYC Parks GreenThumb, GrowNYC, 596 Acres, ioby and New York City Community Garden Coalition have partnered to transform a long-neglected lot in East New York into a thriving green space for residents to enjoy. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park approves Pier 6 towers

After years of community outcry, twists and turns by Empire State Development Corp. (ESD), accusations of pay-to-play and behind-the scenes politics, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) voted to approve on Tuesday a plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. … Full Article

For victims of speeding, increased traffic cameras welcome

On Aug. 7, 2014, Dulcie Canton, 39, was biking from her friend’s apartment in Bushwick to her home in Bedford-Stuvesant when she was struck from behind by a speeding driver. “I heard an engine revving up behind me, and next thing I know, I’m flying up in the air. … Full Article

Woman shot, killed in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Police responding to a 911 call found a 23-year-old woman, an employee of the Fornino pizza restaurant, on a sidewalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Police say Michelle Marks of Brooklyn was pronounced dead at the scene. … Full Article

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for season

Farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, as well as baked goods, cider and honey are all available for Bensonhurst residents now that the community’s Greenmarket is open for the season. … Full Article

Final OK on Pier 6 plan expected Tuesday

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) is set to OK on Tuesday a recently revised plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. The vote is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. in NYU Dibner Pfizer Auditorium at 5 MetroTech Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn Pride begins 20th annual celebration

The Pride Flag was raised above Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday in a special ceremony with veterans, LGBTQIA+ organizations and local citizens to mark the beginning of Brooklyn Pride’s 20 Years of Pride week-long celebration.  … Full Article

No Men Allowed: Women-only hours at Williamsburg pool draw complaints

A Brooklyn municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church and state. … Full Article


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