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Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Awards honor accomplishments and leadership

“Our confrontation must be against women in the kitchen. Our confrontation must be against blacks at the back door and women at the bedroom door. Those bad, old days are dead.” Thus spoke U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Five reasons NYC should fear Trump’s cuts on anti-terror funds

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Commissioner James O’Neill have both blasted President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which slashes New York City’s anti-terror and disaster mitigation funds by roughly $178 million. … Full Article

DOT wants to add 8 miles of protected bike lanes to Fourth Ave.

In what would be a major transformation of one of the city’s “Great Streets,” the Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to add eight miles of protected bike lanes to Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, from Dean Street in Boerum Hill to 65th Street in Sunset Park. … Full Article

City Council approves Sunset Park Library redevelopment

The New York City Council has given its final approval to the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Library. … Full Article

Brooklyn Milestones & Memorials: Peter Patterson: Exuberant father, beloved Brooklyn Heights figure, Army vet awarded Bronze Star, bond trader

Peter Patterson, a former tough Wall Street bond trader and Vietnam veteran awarded the Bronze Star, died on Jan. 23 and was mourned by friends and family at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Sidney Place.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Milestones & Memorials: Martha Rubin, 85, gracious author, benefactor in education, gardening and environmental activism

For many decades, transplanted Texan Martha (Marty) Rubin was a gracious leading figure in Brooklyn cultural and educational life. She died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 7, 2017 at her home in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Milestones & Memorials: Charles, 95, and Lucille, 90: Beloved Plotz couple traveled world for medicine, botany, civil rights

For many decades in Brooklyn, first in Park Slope, then Brooklyn Heights, the well-traveled Charles and Lucille Plotz were cherished as leaders in civic, cultural and medical circles. … Full Article

Brooklyn Milestones & Memorials: Seth Faison, 93, transformational civic leader in Brooklyn Heights, at BAM

Seth S. Faison, a Brooklyn native who led efforts to revive and strengthen the borough through its institutions, died peacefully at his home on Pierrepont Street on March 7. He was 93. … Full Article

Parks Dept. to present design for long-awaited repairs to Brooklyn War Memorial

The campaign to restore the shamefully crumbling Brooklyn War Memorial will inch another step forward on Monday, March 20, when Michelle Langley, an architect with the city’s Parks Department, will present a design for the first phase of renovations at a Community Board 2 committee meeting. … Full Article

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