Photos: Brooklyn celebrates ‘Great American Eclipse’ with science, pinhole cameras and parties

Hundreds of Brooklynites gathered at Pioneer Works, a cultural center in Red Hook on Monday to experience what was dubbed the Great American Eclipse, learn a little about astronomy — and party. … Full Article

Increased security and more sunlight hope to protect this year’s J’Ouvert

In an effort to curb violence at Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival, organizers and city officials announced Monday they are increasing security and starting festivities two hours later this year. … Full Article

Take a walk through historic Owl’s Head Park

Summer vacation season is winding down and as Labor Day approaches, families are gearing up for the start of the new school year. But there is still time for some outdoor fun before classes begin. … Full Article

Friday August 18, Our World in Pictures

INDIA — Kite-Flying Endangers Birds: Locals fly kites on rooftops during Independence Day celebrations in the old quarters of New Delhi on Thursday. The annual tradition of flying kites over the capital takes a painful toll on birds that fall victim to their razor-sharp strings. … Full Article

After Charlottesville, pols say dig deeper into Gowanus’ possible slave graveyard

Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other elected officials gathered on Thursday to call for an independent archaeological and architectural investigation at an empty lot in Gowanus that may be a former slave burial ground. … Full Article

March of Dimes gets support from Bay Ridge pharmacy

Bridge Pharmacy in Bay Ridge received a certificate on Thursday thanking it for helping to raise money for the March of Dimes. John Quaglione, co-chairman of the Brooklyn Committee of the March of Dimes, presented the award. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 18: Nadler Wants To Censure President Trump

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 80°, Night 75°, Heavy Rain.
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Thursday August 17, Our World in Pictures

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 Jakarta on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 17: Plaques Honoring Robert E. Lee Removed From Fort Hamilton Church

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 82°, Night 72°, Sunny.
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