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Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Par … Full Article

PHOTOS: Flag burning at Fort Greene Park

An activist group called Disarm NYPD organized a flag burning at Fort Greene Park on Wednesday to raise awareness of racist violence in the United States, according to the Associated Press. … Full Article

More cops may be headed to Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently agreed to add 1,300 new cops to the city’s payroll – and some of them may be headed to Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct. … Full Article

Bees swarm into Bay Ridge

A swarm of bees had Bay Ridge buzzing! Thousands of honey bees made themselves at home in a tree on a residential block on 83rd Street between Third and Fourth avenues Monday night to the consternation of local residents who feared getting stung. … Full Article

New York proposal would limit for-hire vehicles during study

Staff and drivers for ride-hailing company Uber gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday to protest legislation that would put limits on for-hire vehicles while the city conducts a study on whether the sharp growth of the industry has an impact on traffic congestion. … Full Article

Homeowners seek merchants’ help to stop illegal houses

Two Dyker Heights homeowners came into Bay Ridge to sound the alarm over the increasing numbers of one- and two-family houses being illegally converted into multiple dwellings, telling a business group that something has to be done before it’s too late. … Full Article

Plans unveiled for Pier 6 residential buildings at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) on Tuesday announced plans for a joint venture of RAL Development Services (RAL) and Oliver’s Realty Group to develop two residential buildings at the Pier 6 uplands site. … Full Article

American Idol makes Brooklyn Senior Idol sponsor drop name

The folks behind “American Idol” don’t like anyone co-opting the show’s name, even if it’s done in tribute. … Full Article

Tuesday June 30, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — Worker Takes Smoke Break: A welder pauses to smoke a cigarette at the Perama's Shipyards near Athens on Tuesday. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment to the International Monetary Fund by the deadline. … Full Article

Calls increase for name change at Fort Hamilton

A movement to convince the U.S. Army to change the name of a street located on the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton that honors Confederate general Robert E. Lee appears to be gaining momentum as Brooklyn elected officials are speaking out on the controversy. … Full Article

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