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Brooklyn design team unveils splashy plan for pool in East River

Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. … Full Article

New York AG seeks Airbnb's NYC sublet information

Most New York City rentals listed by the global website Airbnb appear to violate state law, according to the New York attorney general who's trying to subpoena information about nearly 16,000 so-called "hosts" renting apartments. … Full Article

Bushwick Inlet Park wins prestigious architectural award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced on Tuesday that Bushwick Inlet Park from local firm Kiss + Cathcart, Architects was one of the 2014 winners of the prestigious 2014 COTE Top 10 Award. … Full Article

Southern Brooklyn to join worldwide commemoration of Holocaust victims

On April 27, residents of southern Brooklyn will join the rest of the world in commemorating the loss of millions of victims of the Holocaust. … Full Article

Groups demand 'responsible' contractors at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Watchtower development sites

City officials and workers' advocates kicked off three weeks of action at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, demanding safer working conditions and better training at real estate development sites. … Full Article

Fears over future of iconic Brooklyn Heights St. George Hotel called unfounded

The management company running student housing in the historic St. George Hotel has scotched rumors that a change in use was in the works for the building at 100 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

BPL celebrates 100th anniversary of newly-renovated Stone Avenue Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrated the 100th anniversary of Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville on Monday, as well as the branch’s new renovations completed in partnership with the NYC Department of Design and Construction's See ChangeNYC initiative and Council Member Darlene Mealy. … Full Article

Vision Zero Town Hall Monday Night in Park Slope

Councilmember Brad Lander  is hosting a Vision Zero Town Hall and workshop on Monday, April 21, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave. in Park Slope Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Both sides announce MTA transit union deal

Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance payments. … Full Article

Stringer announces NYC's Sandy Oversight Unit

On Thursday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced the formation of a Sandy Oversight Unit which will draw upon the Comptroller’s Audit, Contracts, Budget and Policy Units to hold government accountable in the rebuilding of New York City from Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

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