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Friday Aug. 7, Our World In Pictures

CLEVELAND — First GOP Debate Takes Place: Republican presidential candidates (from left) Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate a … Full Article

'Chop off the illegal floor,' say opponents of Pierhouse

“Chop off the illegal top floor, no matter what it costs...” That is the strongly-felt opinion of opponents of the Pierhouse project at Pier 1, which partially blocks the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. … Full Article

Thursday Aug. 6, Our World In Pictures

JAPAN — Lanterns Flown in Memorium: A boy offers prayer after releasing a paper lantern into the Motoyasu River where hundreds of thousands of atomic bombing victims died, with the backdrop of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on Thursday. … Full Article

'Hi-rise crusher?' Will Cobble Hill Association's new attorney help temper Fortis?

Jim Walden, the high-powered attorney who worked pro bono to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH), has been hired by the Cobble Hill Association to advise the community on its legal options as a developer prepares to build on the hospital site. … Full Article

Soil testing underway at Brooklyn Heights Library

Subsurface testing of the land around the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, is underway to determine its suitability for a planned $52 million luxury tower. … Full Article

Bay Ridge takes a Night Out Against Crime

Cops and civilians came together in a convivial atmosphere in Shore Road Park Tuesday evening to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime, an event designed to reinforce the importance of the police-community partnership. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 5, Our World In Pictures

MYANMAR — Houses Barely Standing in Flood Waters: Children look out from their half-submerged house in Nyaung Tone, Ayeyarwaddy Delta on Wednesday. … Full Article

Sinkhole devours part of Sunset Park intersection; no injuries

A large sinkhole sprawling two lanes developed early Tuesday morning at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Council to pump $500,000 into day laborer centers

Employment centers that find jobs for immigrant day laborers will be getting $500,000 in city funding, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials announced in Bensonhurst on Monday. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 4, Our World In Pictures

IRAN — Ahmadinejad Returns to Political Race: In this photo taken Dec. 2, 2009, then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, waves to his well-wishers from his car during a public welcoming ceremony upon his arrival in Isfahan. … Full Article

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