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Monday June 22, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — Festival-Goers Dance Night Away: Fireworks explode over the venue during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway on Saturday. … Full Article

Letitia James calls on City Council to restore library funding

Public Advocate Letitia James, a former Brooklyn councilperson, last week sent a letter to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling on the City Council to increase funding for New York City’s three public library systems – the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library  … Full Article

ESD meeting Monday to consider affordable housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park

A public board meeting will be held at the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on Monday, June 22, at 3 p.m. to consider changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Park Plan (GPP). … Full Article

NYC has new plan to ease landmark backlog

New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission has a new plan for its backlog of 95 potential landmarks. Each of the cases will be heard in the fall. … Full Article

Friday June 19, Our World In Pictures

CHARLESTON — Woman Shows Support for Victims of Church Shooting: Peggy Blake shows off a sign she made to family members of Susie Jackson, who died in Wednesday's shooting, as she walks through her neighborhood to a sidewalk memorial outside the Emanuel AME Church Thu … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library CB2 hearing ends in stalemate after hours of testimony

A passionate crowd filled the seats and spilled out into the hallway outside Dibner Auditorium at NYU-Poly in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night for the first public hearing regarding the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch, required under the city’s ULURP (Un … Full Article

Thursday June 18, Our World In Pictures

SOUTH CAROLINA — Charelston Residents Mourn Losses: Worshippers gather to pray in a hotel parking lot across the street from the scene of a shooting on Wednesday. … Full Article

City repairs sinkhole on Bay Ridge street

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) had to deal with a sinkhole that had suddenly developed on a Bay Ridge block Monday night. … Full Article

Heights Library redevelopment moves forward in public review process

Brooklyn Heights Library’s redevelopment has moved forward into the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). … Full Article

Flushing Bank celebrates the grand opening of its corporate headquarters and new branch at RXR Plaza

With five branches in key Brooklyn locations, and plans to expand with Brooklyn's current boom, Flushing Bank just held a grand opening of its new headquarters in Nassau County, where the bank's major regional operations will fill 100,000 square feet.  … Full Article

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