Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the may … Full Article

Tuesday Oct. 27, Our World In Pictures

AFGHANISTAN — Funeral Proceeds on Mountain Side: Villagers carry coffins during a funeral ceremony after an earthquake in Chawkay district of Kunar Province east of Kabul on Tuesday. … Full Article

Somber NYPD officers, grieving protesters at Brooklyn anti-police brutality rally

There were more cops than protesters at Thursday’s anti-police violence rally and march in Downtown Brooklyn, and some participants pointed to the disparity as illustrating a larger societal problem. … Full Article

New parkland opens at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) opened 3.5 acres of parkland on Saturday to complete the landscape of Pier 6. … Full Article

Slain NYPD officer's fiancée hopes to launch foundation in his name

Slain Officer Randolph Holder's fiancée says she hopes to launch a foundation in his name. Mary Muhammad told WCBS-TV that the foundation would raise money to send unused police equipment to the police department in Holder's home country of Guyana. … Full Article

Monday Oct. 26, Our World In Pictures

TOMKINS SQUARE PARK — Halloween Takes Over Park: Jean Hsu, left, with her Pomeranian Karl and Liz Bresler with her toy poodle Chase in sushi costumes participate in the annual Halloween Dog Parade on Saturday. … Full Article

The Gowanus Canal: A neglected and misunderstood waterway

At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, clean-water advocate Christopher Swain did the unthinkable. He swam the entire length of what is arguably the dirtiest body of water in America: the Gowanus Canal.  … Full Article

Streets of Home

This article is being paired with the telecast on NY1 of “What’s in a Name?” for a week beginning Sunday, Oct. 25. Part One: … Full Article

Volunteers clean historic Bay Ridge wharf

A group of volunteers, including dozens of local students, conducted a cleanup of Denyse Wharf, an old, largely unused pier in Bay Ridge that they are hoping the city will turn into a marine science lab for schools. … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 22, Our World In Pictures

VENEZUELA — Winner Is Crowned: Argenis Gonzalez, 24, is crowned Miss Gay Venezuela by last year's winner Sandro Porras in Caracas on Oct. 18. The jeweled crown was designed by Gorge Wittels, who also designs the crowns for Miss Venezuela. … Full Article

Bay Ridge to mark Earth Day early

Earth Day is usually celebrated on April 22, but in Bay Ridge, people aren’t waiting. Community Board Ten (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) is working with the Robotics Team from Xaverian High School on plans for an Earth Day event sponsored by state Sen. … Full Article


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