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Within Cadman Plaza Park is the Brooklyn War Memorial, a granite and limestone tribute to the more than 300,000 brave men and women from the borough who served in World War II. … Full Article

Legal hardball: Brooklyn Heights preservationists put more muscle behind ‘Save the View Now’

No more hand-made flyers and five dollar bills gathered in a passed hat. … Full Article

Brooklyn congressman drafts bill making police chokeholds a crime

A New York congressman, citing last year's videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he's sponsoring a bill that would make the maneuver a federal crime. … Full Article

Groups trying to turn Myrtle Avenue into an age-friendly thoroughfare

It is no secret that Brooklyn is rapidly changing — cranes can be spotted at every corner of Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods. Now, a few groups are trying to make sure that senior citizens are not left behind because of the changes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Professor Joseph Crea turns 100

Professor Joseph Crea, who turned 100 years old on April 26, has been teaching at Brooklyn Law School for more than five decades, including a course in Commercial Paper and Banking as recently as 2014. … Full Article

Monday April 27, Our World In Pictures

MOUNT EVEREST — Rescue Team Arrives After Avalanche: In this photo provided by Azim Afif, a helicopter prepares to rescue people from camp 1 and 2 at Everest Base Camp, Nepal, on Monday. … Full Article
Pierhouse Project Update in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Judge partially halts construction of Pierhouse project in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The preservationist group Save the View Now announced on Thursday that a Brooklyn judge has issued a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, pending the outcome of a lawsuit the group filed on Tuesday. … Full Article
L Train Closures In Brooklyn Impacts Local Businesses

VIDEO: L train weekend closure affects local businesses

With more track work scheduled for the L train, local businesses in Williamsburg are seeing a marked decline in their weekend sales. … Full Article

MTA moves to ban all political ads

New York City transit agency lawyers are telling a judge who ordered the authority to display a controversial bus ad that it will vote on a plan to ban all political advertisements. … Full Article

Historic U.S. Navy vessel open to public in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Trenk Family Foundation announced on Friday that the historic Baylander IX-514, moored in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, is open to the public with an expanded program offering. … Full Article

Fort training exercise pits first responders against ‘gunmen’

In a realistic drill designed to test their agility, New York City’s first responders invaded the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton to deal with a fake scenario involving two “gunmen” who “shot” six people and took hostages at the military post. … Full Article

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