Now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has decided to take a serious look at building a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two groups advocating for the w … Full Article

Wednesday Nov. 26: Our World In Pictures

VENEZUELA — Macaws Thriving Amid Caracas High-Rises: In this Nov. 24 photo, macaws fly over the city in Caracas, Venezuela. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights resident wants more security for $6.3 million brownstone

A $6.3 million brownstone in tony Brooklyn Heights has been vacant and unlocked for at least five weeks, and a neighbor worries it will attract vagrants, curious kids and big trouble. … Full Article

Protesters say ‘loophole’ allows unlawful Brooklyn rent increases

Scores of residents and concerned housing advocates rallied in front of a Schenectady Avenue apartment building Saturday morning to demand protections for low-income tenants who fear they will soon be victims of illegal rent increases due to what they say is a “loophole” in the law. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols call for ‘calm’ following NYPD shooting of unarmed man

Brooklyn was the home of press conferences and protests over the weekend as elected officials and community members reacted to the police shooting of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late last week.  … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano, Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club offer turkeys to soldiers at Ft. Hamilton

Members of the Rotary Club of Verrazano, along with the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, donated fifty 20-pound turkeys to soldiers at Fort Hamilton on Monday. … Full Article

Hundreds march in NYC to protest Ferguson decision

Hundreds of people marched in New York City to peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, a shooting that has sparked weeks of sometime violent protests. … Full Article

A thousand turkeys, tons of veggies at Brooklyn Borough Hall Thanksgiving giveaway

Surrounded by piles of collards and sacks of potatoes piled on the steps of Borough Hall on Monday morning, Borough President Eric Adams and a host of volunteers distributed 1,000 turkeys and several tons of fixings to representatives of more than a hundred Brooklyn community groups and food pant … Full Article

Monday Nov. 24: Our World In Pictures

ISRAEL — Waves Crash on Family at Pier: Waves hit family members on a pier at the old port of Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday. … Full Article

Gowanus United protests proposed parole facility

The temperatures were below freezing this past Wednesday, but that didn’t stop more than 100 local residents of Gowanus, including local politicians and many school children, from rallying at a proposed site of a parole facility on Second Avenue. … Full Article

Ideas for the Brooklyn Strand include a permanent home for Smorgasburg

Imagine a new home for Smorgasburg or a revamped Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza Park with better lighting, bathrooms and more public programming. … Full Article
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