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Pier 6 high-rises not necessary for Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to privately-funded studies

A coalition of Brooklyn community organizations has released two commissioned reports from independent firms that they say point to a massive surplus from existing development projects in Brooklyn Bridge Park, eliminating the need for a controversial two-tower project at Pier 6. … Full Article

NY democrats confident about passing paid family leave

Maria Cortes had to miss two days of work this month to care for her husband when he had eye surgery, the latest of a slew of health issues he's had that have taken her away from her job as a home health aide. … Full Article

State senate task force looks at heroin crisis

Three members of the New York State Senate came to Dyker Heights to hold a hearing on drug abuse on Friday and heard eye-opening testimony from experts who told the elected officials that the problem is reaching crisis proportions. … Full Article

Monday Feb. 29, Our World In Pictures

LOS ANGELES — Oscar Winners Pose: From left: Mark Rylance, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for "Bridge of Spies;" Brie Larson, winner of the award for best actress in a leading role for "Room;” Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the award for best ac … Full Article

Brooklyn kids compete at Police Athletic League's tournament of champions

Five-hundred Police Athletic League (PAL) youngsters from all five boroughs of New York City recently competed in citywide tournaments during a day of educational games and laughter at PAL’s Annual Tournament of Champions at the Edward Byrne Center in Queens. … Full Article

Friday Feb. 26, Our World In Pictures

HOUSTON — Debate Begins: Republican presidential candidates (L-R): Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; businessman Donald Trump; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich listen to the U.S. … Full Article

Fortis moving towards rezoning of massive LICH site, says Cobble Hill Association

Despite the opposition of Cobble Hill residents and local officials, developer Fortis Property Group is “likely” to begin the process of rezoning of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site via ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure), rather than going ahead with a smaller as-of-right plan, … Full Article

Schumer says feds should make shoreline storm resilient

A group of elected officials led by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Southern Brooklyn in any coastal protection projects it recommends in a new study of mitigation and resiliency programs in the New York/New Jersey harbor. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Construction on the Kosciuzko Bridge

Construction continues daily on the Kosciuzko Bridge. A fresh version will replace the bridge with the same name that opened in 1939, and the span will connect Brooklyn and Queens. These photos, taken on Feb. … Full Article

City looking to force sale of Prince Hotel

In the wake of a raid of the notorious Prince Hotel in Bay Ridge, the New York City Department of Finance is seeking to force the sale of the building. … Full Article

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