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Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of hom … Full Article

Obituary: John Bourne, founding member of Heights Players

John Bourne of Brooklyn died January 9, 2015 at age 90. He was born November 8, 1924 in Kennebunk, Maine, son of Harold Hubbard Bourne, JD, and Sally Goodwin Bourne. His older sisters were Dorothy Rose Swetland, Marcia Bourne Marr and Sally Mullane. … Full Article

Friday March 13, Our World In Pictures

MEXICO CITY — Wild Horse Escapes Charro’s Lasso: In this March 1 photo, a wild horse escapes a charro's lasso during the heeling event, in which a charro must catch the horse's back legs with his rope, at a charreada in Mexico City. … Full Article

Illegal home conversion fears spread beyond southwest Brooklyn

Concerns over illegal home conversions, which have reached a fever pitch in communities like Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, are showing signs of spreading beyond southwest Brooklyn. … Full Article

Thursday March 12, Our World In Pictures

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police Guard Corner After 2 Officers Were Shot: Police guard the corner off Adams Street and South Florissant Road after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Historical Society looks at Ovington Village

The Bay Ridge Historical Society is getting ready for spring by planning an ambitious agenda of programs highlighting not only Bay Ridge’s past, but the history of Brooklyn Heights as well. … Full Article

Library officials met with blunt questions, cautious support at Brooklyn Heights meeting

Brooklyn Public Library officials and developers were upbeat at a Monday night meeting that provided some new details on the plan to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights library branch. … Full Article

City to investigate Bay Ridge’s troubled Prince Hotel

A Bay Ridge hotel that has long been the target of complaints from local residents is now on the de Blasio Administration’s radar. … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge repair work brings lane closure until 2017

Motorists are facing a lane closure, a detour and other traffic headaches driving on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has begun on the span. … Full Article

NYC ban on keeping ferrets as pets stays, health board rules

Ferrets won't get a legal foothold in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 lawsuit on hold pending talks

A court hearing about a controversial proposal to build residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, scheduled for March 11, has been postponed for two months to allow the park’s board and litigants the opportunity to discuss the “possibility of resolving the litigation,” according to th … Full Article

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