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Profitability of guns, illegal & legal, topic of Municipal Club forum

Some startling statistics and grim reminders moved a breakfast forum audience last week, when Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson noted that 11,000 people are murdered by guns annually. Thompson added that another 20,000 are wounded or die from suicides. … Full Article

Judge rules against group trying to halt sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

A group that had sought to stop the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library lost its case in court last week when state Supreme Court Justice Justice Dawn Jiminez-Salta rejected its claims. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials sleep in tents to push Bushwick Inlet Park deal

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association files lawsuit to halt Pier 6 project

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) filed a lawsuit on Thursday to halt a controversial two-tower development planned for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

NYC cracks down on 'air conditioning the sidewalk'

Along New York City's steamy sidewalks in the summer, there's long been a reliable respite from the heat: waves of air-conditioned comfort wafting from open doors. … Full Article

Friday July 8, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Area Kids Get Broad Experience: Local children began their free Fresh Air Fund summer experiences on June 30. … Full Article

Private development slated for Boerum Hill housing project

Private development is coming to a NYCHA project in Boerum Hill. The city has issued an RFP for two mixed-income buildings to be built on undeveloped corners of the Wyckoff Gardens housing project. … Full Article

July 7, birthdays for Ringo Starr, Pierre Cardin, Lisa Leslie

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 189th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “1,000 in a Panic as Steamer Hits Rock Off Coney.” … Full Article

New York City to name intersection 'Bill Cunningham Corner'

A Manhattan street corner will be temporarily named for longtime fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who died last month. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society honored by American Association for State and Local History

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has been recognized with a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its project “Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations” (CBBG). … Full Article

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