The arrival of spring and warmer weather means that folks of all ages will soon be heading to city parks. But for some residents of Bay Ridge, getting to the park is not as easy as it may seem. … Full Article

Friday Dec. 11, Our World In Pictures

RIO DE JANEIRO — Women Inmates Celebrate Holiday: Prisoners perform during a Christmas decorating contest inside the Nelson Hungria prison on Thursday. … Full Article

Dec. 11, birthdays for John Kerry, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 345th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1924, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bandits Run Riot, Defy Cops in New Crime Outbreak.” … Full Article

City Council committee approves Brooklyn Heights Library /condo proposal

After almost three years of polarizing debate and unruly public meetings, the plan to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library site was passed by the City Council Land Use Committee on Thursday. … Full Article

Neighbors to fight 40-story tower proposed for Pineapple Walk in Brooklyn Heights

More than 100 neighbors crammed into the meeting room at 101 Clark St. … Full Article

Comptroller expresses concern on Heights Library deal

The Office of the City Comptroller sent a letter to Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for Housing and Economic Development, late Wednesday expressing concerns about the proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library site.
 … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 10, Our World In Pictures

NEW DELHI — Citizens Celebrate Birthday: Tribal artists and supporters dance outside the residence of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi during her birthday celebrations on Wednesday. … Full Article

Obituary: Marilyn Beverly Hilley Pettit, Ph.D., 1942-2015

Marilyn Beverly Hilley Pettit, Ph.D. (1942-2015) died at Portland, Oregon on November 16th, 2015 of cancer. … Full Article

Obituary: Annie Mae Wright, 91

Annie Mae Wright, 91, a resident of the Fort Greene community for well over 60 years, passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. … Full Article

Tale of Two Downtowns: Historic, commercial, branding for Brooklyn, Manhattan

When members of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership came together on Dec. 2 for a daylong summit called “Branding the New Downtown,” they brought with them both past success stories and enthusiastic visions of the future. … Full Article

NYC politicians rally against 'hateful' Trump

Dozens of New York City elected officials, clergy members and activists rallied against Donald Trump on Wednesday, decrying the Republican presidential frontrunner's "hateful" rhetoric and plan to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. … Full Article


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