Afghan robotics team impresses Brooklyn pols

The girls on the Afghan robotics team who competed in a recent international competition in Washington, D.C. are an inspiration to young women everywhere, according to U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, who met with the young competitors after the contest. … Full Article

New health center for hotel union workers opens in Brooklyn

A new, free health center for unionized hotel workers has opened at 620 Fulton St. in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today July 20, Co-Sponsored by Industry City: Another Day, Another Pier 6 Update

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 93°, Night 75°, mostly sunny. … Full Article

Thursday July 20, Our World in Pictures

MALAYSIA — Police Practice: A member of the Royal Malaysian Police Special Tactical Unit takes part in a drill to prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. … Full Article

VIDEO: Judge rules construction can commence on Pier 6 towers, even before final court date

It looks like Brooklyn Bridge Park could get mighty noisy very soon. … Full Article

MTA officials chew on possible ban on subway snacks

New York transit officials are chewing on the notion of a subway snacking ban — and that's heating up the political rhetoric. MTA is weighing food restrictions, or even a ban, after a trash fire on the tracks crippled subway service on Monday. … Full Article

Sunset Park gets free Wi-Fi with LinkNYC

The de Blasio administration has given a gift to Sunset Park in the form of free Wi-Fi. … Full Article

Cuomo’s $5.6 billion LIRR Plan: New Hudson tunnel, Penn-Farley complex, transformed Jamaica hub & improved service to Brooklyn

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday a $5.6 billion infrastructure plan, encompassing 100 capital projects, to upgrade and transform the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). … Full Article

Greening Greenpoint nears goal of 500 new trees on North Brooklyn streets

Shovels, a truck bed filled with mulch and half-a-dozen large pizzas came together on Franklin Street to bring Greening Greenpoint closer to its goal of planting 500 new trees in North Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Frustration mounts for striking Charter/Spectrum employees, four months since union walkout

A battle between Time-Warner and Charter/Spectrum employees is just a week away from beginning its 5th month, and no relief for cable workers still on strike in Brooklyn is in sight. … Full Article


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