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City Council committee vote on Brooklyn Heights Library sale set for Thursday

After months of emotional hearings and hours upon hours of public testimony, the Land Use Committee of the New York City Council is expected to vote on the controversial proposal to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library on Thursday. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 8, Our World In Pictures

CALIFORNIA — Community Tries to Heal: Gary Mendoza and his son Michael pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site honoring last Wednesday's shooting victims on Monday in San Bernardino. … Full Article

Capano calls on Sarsour to resign from Community Board 10

In a move that could be seen as a pre-emptive strike against a future political rival, Bob Capano, a member of the Staten Island Republican County Committee, called on controversial Arab-American civic leader Linda Sarsour, a Democrat, to resign from her membership on Community Board 10 (Ba … Full Article

After San Bernardino, NYC officials push city to divest from gun makers

Following last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which killed 14 and wounded 21 people, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James have both called for further divestment of city pension funds from companies manufacturing assault weapons. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s North Border Dump Site: Newtown Creek patrolled by riverkeeper

“The wind blew and the sh*t flew,” were the first words the Brooklyn Eagle heard on a recent morning before climbing aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat to explore one of Brooklyn’s lesser known waterways. … Full Article

FDNY investigating Bensonhurst blaze

Fire Department officials are investigating to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building in Bensonhurst on Sunday morning, sending flames and smoke shooting into the air and disrupting local subway service. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 7, Our World In Pictures

MAINE — Santa Goes Skiing: Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa take a run en masse at the Sunday River ski resort on Sunday in Newry. Skiers with full Santa outfits got free lift tickets for donating $15 to the Sunday River Community Fund. … Full Article

Lawsuit over Pierhouse height filed against Brooklyn Bridge Park, city, Toll Brothers

On Thursday, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) filed a joint lawsuit over the height of a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Cuomo signs EMS anti-assault bill into law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation to put more teeth into existing laws protecting emergency medical technicians and other first responders from being assaulted on the job. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 3, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — City’s Holiday Spirit Kicks In: People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during a ceremony on Wednesday. The Norway spruce tree stands at about 78 feet tall and is lit with more than 40,000 multi-colored LED lights. … Full Article

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