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INDONESIAN — Citizens Celebrate Independence: Participants assist each other in greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in  … Full Article

City moving in to address Bay Ridge homeless issue, Gentile says

The de Blasio Administration is taking steps to address a homeless problem in Bay Ridge, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said an advocacy group that works with the Department of Homeless Services has visited Leif Ericson Park to help people living in encampments find places  … Full Article

Bay Ridge locals fear homelessness in the neighborhood is getting worse

Homelessness — not a serious concern in Bay Ridge in past years — is starting to become one, say residents and local leaders. … Full Article

Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus is remembered as a giant here and in the Caribbean

Respected dentist. Honored diplomat. Founding father. … Full Article

Third Avenue is now ‘Ragamuffin Way’

New York City officially recognized the generational importance of one of Bay Ridge’s long-standing traditions when it named a street corner in tribute to the Ragamuffin Parade, a march for children that marks its 50th anniversary this year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle gives VIPs a peek at Government Guide

VIPs from all levels of government got a sneak peek at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s soon-to-be published Legislative Guide at a special breakfast event hosted by publisher Dozier Hasty at the BRIC Arts Media House on Fulton Street Friday morning. … Full Article

Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

LINDEN, N.J.— An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway, authorities said. … Full Article

Naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC blast

Police released a photo of a 28-year-old immigrant wanted for questioning Monday in the bombing that rocked a Manhattan neighborhood, and the governor and mayor said the blast is looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection. … Full Article

Bratton, NYPD's champion of "broken windows" policing, retires

William Bratton, the police commissioner who led departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York and saw his crime fighting strategies copied across the nation, will end his unparalleled law enforcement career with a ceremonial send-off  … Full Article

Bizarre discovery in Newtown Creek: 216 plastic bags of black goo

John Lipscomb has come across a lot of unusual sights over the years during his routine patrols of New York’s waterways as Riverkeeper patrol boat captain, but what he saw in Newtown Creek this past Wednesday was one of the more extraordinary findings. … Full Article

Life jackets placed at Brooklyn waterfront reflect refugee crisis

Advocates have placed hundreds of life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis. … Full Article

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