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Recent Taste of Sunset Park also emphasized family events at Industry City

Industry City is booming. It’s becoming a vital city in its own right and is hosting many exciting events for children. … Full Article

McCabe Memorial Run to raise funds for veterans

Willie McCabe was a homeless Vietnam War-era veteran who died cold and hungry on railroad tracks in Bay Ridge in 2005, according to his son, Liam McCabe, who said he is determined to prevent other veterans from suffering the same tragic fate. … Full Article

It's About Time! EPA begins removal of debris from toxic Gowanus Canal

After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to remove debris from the waterway. … Full Article

‘Doctor’s Row’ residents band together to fight for city services

One of the loveliest and busiest blocks in Bay Ridge is nicknamed “Doctor’s Row.” Famous for its lineup of handsome limestone houses, many of which contain physicians’ offices in the basements, “Doctor’s Row” is located on Bay Ridge Parkway between Fourth and Fifth avenues. … Full Article

Throwback Thursday: The demise of the Hotel Margaret

A blaze brought about the demise of the landmarked Hotel Margaret. A five-alarm blaze. … Full Article

Arab American Association marks 15th anniversary

A Bay Ridge-based organization founded to assist New York City’s growing Middle Eastern community is making plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary in a big way. … Full Article

East Flatbush woman serving on combat ships

Carol Thompson is originally from Brooklyn, but now she is 3,000 miles away in San Diego. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society unveils new Historic District plaque

“It’s not about the building; it’s about the people in the community,” U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (7th District) reminded members of the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), elected officials and preservationists on Friday. … Full Article

From 5,500 miles away, a Brooklyn pol cheers African girls’ freedom

Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is celebrating a victory Tuesday, not in a local political election, but in an ongoing humanitarian campaign to free schoolgirls being held captive by terrorists in Nigeria. … Full Article

BAM announces Adam E. Max as chairman of the board of trustees

Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), has announced the election of Adam E. Max as chairman of BAM’s board of trustees, effective January 2017. Max joined the board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2008. … Full Article

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