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Brooklyn on pace for another year of record-setting low crime

Crime has been trending down in Brooklyn consistently since its height in the early ’90s and that trend has so far continued in 2017 as the acting district attorney announced on Thursday that the borough continues to produce record-low crime numbers. … Full Article

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge Park cuts the green ribbon to open 3.4 acres at Pier 5

Now there’s more of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) to love. On Thursday officials cut the ribbon to open 3.4 new acres of lawns, a shaded picnic grove and meandering paths around a grassy sound-blocking berm, nestled in the uplands just east of the Picnic Peninsula at Pier 5. … Full Article

Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park brings officials, activists & community together

The highly anticipated Broken Windows Town Hall: Sunset Park filled the eponymous park’s recreation hall with elected officials, candidates, community organizers and activists for a forum on June 30. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today July 6: Stick It, Brooklyn

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 78°, Night 68°, cloudy then slight chance showers … Full Article

Fighting a fire means climbing high in DUMBO

As fun-seekers poured into DUMBO hoping to get a good seat for the Macy's fireworks display at roughly 6 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Brooklyn's Ladder Company 118 scaled a six-story loft building at 57 Jay St. to extinguish a fire reported on a lower floor. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association files motion to halt start of Pier 6 construction at start of busy park season

Even before the court decision on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s proposed Pier 6 towers, the developers for Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have filed to begin work the day after what will likely be the final court date. … Full Article

VIDEO: Neighborhood tempers explode from all-night fireworks

The organized Fourth of July Festivities went off without a hitch last night, except for the residents in neighborhoods where illegal fireworks were set off all through the night and into the early hours of the morning. … Full Article

Wednesday July 5, Our World in Pictures

CANADA — Rainbow Fills Sky: Two men fish under a rainbow in Portsmouth Harbour in Ontario on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today July 5: "Which Brooklyn Neighborhood Has the Most Native New Yorkers?"

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 84°, Night 66°, sunny … Full Article

Joey Chestnut wins record 10th Nathan's hot dog eating contest

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in New York. … Full Article

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