Friday July 7, Our World in Pictures

GERMANY — Citizens Protest Summit: In this Thursday photo, a protestor throws wood onto a fire during demonstrations against the G-20 summit in Hamburg. The heads of the governments of the G-20 group of countries met on July 7-8. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s role as tech powerhouse surges with coming of virtual reality lab

Another step in Brooklyn’s evolution as a tech powerhouse comes with the announcement that the borough will soon be home to the country’s first ever publicly funded virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) facility. … Full Article

Brighton Beach Russians wary of Trump-Putin meeting in Germany

The men sipping coffee in this Brighton Beach cafe have mixed emotions about the world leaders shaking hands on the television above the cash register. … Full Article

Mexicans reunite with children in Brooklyn & beyond under special program

There were balloons, flowers and tears of happiness. Mexican parents were reunited Wednesday with sons and daughters they hadn't seen in decades because their children have been living in the U.S. … Full Article

Transit advocates serve notice to political candidates

Candidates running for office in New York City this November should be paying attention to the need for major transportation improvements, according to the leaders of eight transit advocacy organizations who have released a comprehensive agenda and are asking lawmakers and others to sign on to th … Full Article

Brooklyn Today July 7: Taking D.I.Y. Culture to a New Level

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 79°, Night 71°, rainy … Full Article

Thursday July 6, Our World in Pictures

MALAYSIA — Boy Plays: A boy runs through water at KLCC water park in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. HOMECREST — Dodging Traffic: A skateboarder navigates through the traffic on Avenue U. … Full Article

Brooklyn on pace for another year of record-setting low crime

Crime has been trending down in Brooklyn consistently since its height in the early ’90s and that trend has so far continued in 2017 as the acting district attorney announced on Thursday that the borough continues to produce record-low crime numbers. … Full Article

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge Park cuts the green ribbon to open 3.4 acres at Pier 5

Now there’s more of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) to love. On Thursday officials cut the ribbon to open 3.4 new acres of lawns, a shaded picnic grove and meandering paths around a grassy sound-blocking berm, nestled in the uplands just east of the Picnic Peninsula at Pier 5. … Full Article

Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park brings officials, activists & community together

The highly anticipated Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park filled the eponymous park’s recreation hall with elected officials, candidates, community organizers and activists for a forum on June 30. … Full Article


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