Friday April 24, Our World In Pictures

EGYPT — Supporters Protest Morsi’s Sentence: An Egyptian youth carries a lit flare as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in the El-Mataria neighborhood of Cairo to protest the 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and verdicts against other pro … Full Article

Sonic Boom: Loud lovers annoy neighbors in Bay Ridge building

Love to love you, baby! The late disco diva Donna Summer would have loved living in 7201 Ridge Blvd. But the building’s residents could sure use some earplugs. … Full Article

Former volunteers, now in Brooklyn, recall Summer Voting-Rights Project of 1965

The Mississippi “Freedom Summer” of 1964 is well-known to most Americans, thanks to the tragic murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, as well as the movie “Mississippi Burning.” … Full Article
Earth Day: Activist Plunges Into The Gowanus Canal

Clean-water advocate takes Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim in the polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. … Full Article

Wednesday April 22, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — BP, Advocates Rallied for Affordable Housing: Borough President Adams joined advocates — including Alliance for Tenant Power, Churches United for Fair Housing, Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change — outside of Colony 1209 in Bushwick a … Full Article

Clean-water advocate plans Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in Brooklyn's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Celebrate Earth Week at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall is celebrating Earth Week by hosting a week of activities designed to protect the environment and reduce waste, this week through Friday, April 24. … Full Article

Firetruck sucked into Brooklyn sinkhole, 2 injured

A firetruck became mired in an enormous sinkhole that suddenly opened under its wheels at Linden Blvd. and Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville Tuesday morning, sending two firefighters to the hospital. … Full Article

‘Bike the Branches’ invites Brooklynites to explore borough by bike

Brooklynites are invited to strap on their helmets, pump up their tires and take to the streets on Saturday, May 9, for Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) third annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride thro … Full Article


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