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Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Par … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 30: Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Neil Diamond Performs at His Former Brooklyn High School: Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond performs at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, for his first-ever performance in his hometown in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Monday. … Full Article

George Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. … Full Article

Gravesend corner named in memory of FDNY hero

A Gravesend street corner now bears the name of a firefighter who worked on the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and who later contracted cancer. … Full Article

In two boroughs, two rallies over NYPD actions

Hundreds have attended rallies over the actions of New York City police officers — one in protest, the other in support. … Full Article

Monday Sept. 29: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Tunnel to Towers Run Honors Deceased Brooklyn Firefighter: Runners pass 1 World Trade Center during the annual "Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers" memorial run on Sunday in New York. The run honors New York firefighter Stephen Siller who on Sept. … Full Article
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VIDEO: Photoville brings Brooklyn Bridge Park to life

You'd think that giant shipping containers would negatively impact the beauty of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library harnesses power of young philanthropists

Brooklyn native Shauneequa Owusu is a rising star at the New York Academy of Medicine who has used the Brooklyn Public Library all her life. … Full Article

Brooklyn well represented at new section of Manhattan's High Line

Our beloved borough is present in the form of a Brooklyn Soda Works stand on the shoreline of that other river, the Hudson. The popular soda purveyor has a prominent spot to sell its wares on the newly opened section of the High Line, a park fashioned from an old railway line. … Full Article

Brooklyn teen killed, 3 others hurt in NJ Turnpike crash

A Brooklyn teenager was killed and three other people were seriously injured when a tractor-trailer and a minivan collided on the New Jersey Turnpike. … Full Article

New car-sharing service ‘car2go’ launching in Brooklyn

Zipcar and other car-sharing companies will soon have a new competitor in Brooklyn: Texas-based car2go will be launching “point-to-point” car sharing in the borough on October 25. … Full Article

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