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Developer files plan to demolish Brooklyn Heights Library; Asbestos removal begins Wednesday

After years of controversy, developer Hudson Companies filed plans with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) on Friday to demolish the Brooklyn Heights Library. Asbestos abatement work will start on Wednesday. … Full Article

Small-time Airbnb hosts say NY law unfairly targets them

Jordan Reeves works for a nonprofit and his partner is a puppeteer. They say there's not a lot of spare income floating around their Brooklyn apartment. That's why they sometimes rent the place through Airbnb for extra cash when they're not there. … Full Article

Scary Brooklyn: Recalling Halloween in old Brooklyn

While the Celtic priests may have originated Halloween centuries ago, Brooklyn has assisted in making the day before All Saints’ Day, aka All Hallows Day, a national costumed event. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Charles Randolph discovered the spirit of old Brooklyn in Ladispoli, Italy

Charles Randolph was born in 1944 at 856 East 15th Street between Avenues I and H in Flatbush. He lived there until he went to graduate school at NYU to study dentistry.  He is a Brooklyn College alum with a BS in Chemistry. … Full Article

Recent Taste of Sunset Park also emphasized family events at Industry City

Industry City is booming. It’s becoming a vital city in its own right and is hosting many exciting events for children. … Full Article

McCabe Memorial Run to raise funds for veterans

Willie McCabe was a homeless Vietnam War-era veteran who died cold and hungry on railroad tracks in Bay Ridge in 2005, according to his son, Liam McCabe, who said he is determined to prevent other veterans from suffering the same tragic fate. … Full Article

It's About Time! EPA begins removal of debris from toxic Gowanus Canal

After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to remove debris from the waterway. … Full Article

‘Doctor’s Row’ residents band together to fight for city services

One of the loveliest and busiest blocks in Bay Ridge is nicknamed “Doctor’s Row.” Famous for its lineup of handsome limestone houses, many of which contain physicians’ offices in the basements, “Doctor’s Row” is located on Bay Ridge Parkway between Fourth and Fifth avenues. … Full Article

Throwback Thursday: The demise of the Hotel Margaret

A blaze brought about the demise of the landmarked Hotel Margaret. A five-alarm blaze. … Full Article

Arab American Association marks 15th anniversary

A Bay Ridge-based organization founded to assist New York City’s growing Middle Eastern community is making plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary in a big way. … Full Article

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