BRAZIL – Man Stands Atop The Leap: In this photo, a park visitor wrapped in a Brazilian flag stands above a naturally forming window known as The Leap from Garimpo and looks out at … Full Article

Saturday July 1, Our World in Pictures

BRAZIL – Clearing the Barricade: Military policemen clear a flaming barricade on an access highway to Brasilia, Brazil, Friday. Signs that read in Portuguese "General strike" are strewn on the road. … Full Article

Cheers as Pop-Up Pool reopens in Brooklyn Bridge Park for one more season

Summer returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday with the reopening of the popular Pop-Up Pool, and dozens of kids and their parents showed their happiness by splashing, paddling and kicking their way across its cool, blue waters. … Full Article

Society of Old Brooklynites celebrates its 137th anniversary

The Society of Old Brooklynites (SOB) celebrated its 137th anniversary with a luncheon on Sunday, June 25 at the Bay Ridge Manor. But don’t let the acronym fool you — SOB is one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most revered organizations. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 30: It's Come to This With The MTA

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 86°, Night 72°, partly sunny then slight chance storms … Full Article

Thursday June 29, Our World in Pictures

CHINA — City Marks Anniversary of the End of British Rule: A woman stands in front of the lantern decorations that mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule in Hong Kong on Thursday. … Full Article

In special session, Albany extends NYC mayoral control of schools for 2 years

The New York State Legislature extended mayoral control of the New York City’s public school system for two years in an extraordinary session on Thursday, one day before authority was to revert to the former Board of Education system, with 32 different community school boards. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge jumper discovered off Bay Ridge shoreline

The body of a man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday morning was found floating in the Bay Ridge Channel hours later, police sources told the New York Post. … Full Article

Rehab of BQE and Heights Promenade: New gateways to Brooklyn Bridge Park below

“Everything is on the table,” engineers from the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) told concerned Brooklyn Heights residents at Wednesday night’s town hall kicking off the preliminary design phase of the massive  … Full Article

DOT mulls traffic safety changes in Borough Park, Flatbush

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is now looking at ways to make the streets of two Brooklyn neighborhoods safer for drivers and pedestrians following an inspection tour Commissioner Polly Trottenberg took at the behest of Councilmember David Greenfield.  … Full Article

Henry Ward Beecher monument restoration unveiled in Columbus Park

“’It is not well for a man to pray cream and live as skim milk’,” Dr. John Scibilia said, quoting the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. … Full Article


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