BPL’s checkoutBKLYN website features Benicio del Toro, Kazuo Ishiguro, others

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is inviting patrons to share their favorite library reads with the world through the checkoutBKLYN campaign.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights residents cope with noisy nighttime street repaving

The sound of jackhammers and loud trucks Monday night at around 9 p.m. brought Brooklyn Heights residents out to complain and take photos of the construction activity with their phones. … Full Article

Brooklyn artists FAILE unveil Times Square installation

A large-scale art installation in Times Square reimagines Asian prayer wheels in the context of the district's colorful history. It's titled "Wishing on You," an interactive work by the Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller known as FAILE. … Full Article

Cops nab ‘Peeping Drone’ operator in Brooklyn Heights

Cops nabbed the operator of a drone seen to be peering into the windows of high-rises in Brooklyn Heights last Thursday, alarming office workers and residents on Court and Montague streets. … Full Article

6 hurt in Brooklyn Bridge pileup

Six people have been injured in a chain-reaction collision on the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

Friday Aug. 14, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Times Square Previews Christmas: The Rockettes costumed as rag dolls or toy soldiers danced in front of Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, performing “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the “Rag Doll” scene from the "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.”  … Full Article

Drone peers into Brooklyn Heights hi-rises on Thursday

Office workers and Brooklyn Heights residents were shocked on Thursday to look out of their high-rise windows only to see a drone peering in at them. … Full Article

Green-Wood volunteers restore monument for 117-year-old mother of 22

A group of young volunteers visited Green-Wood Cemetery on Wednesday to restore and archive a monument to a 117-year-old mother of 22 children who died in 1854. … Full Article

Riders Alliance calls Golden a ‘Bus Champion’

The Riders Alliance, the grassroots organization that advocates for better transit services for New Yorkers, has named state Sen. Marty Golden a “Bus Champion” for his efforts to pass legislation to make life easier for commuters. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 12, Our World In Pictures

BUDAPEST — Light-Up Costumes Light Up the Sky: Dancers perform 'Dancing with Drones' by CollMot Robotics, a European artist-scientist team, at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island. … Full Article


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