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Homeowners seek merchants’ help to stop illegal houses

Two Dyker Heights homeowners came into Bay Ridge to sound the alarm over the increasing numbers of one- and two-family houses being illegally converted into multiple dwellings, telling a business group that something has to be done before it’s too late. … Full Article

Plans unveiled for Pier 6 residential buildings at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) on Tuesday announced plans for a joint venture of RAL Development Services (RAL) and Oliver’s Realty Group to develop two residential buildings at the Pier 6 uplands site. … Full Article

American Idol makes Brooklyn Senior Idol sponsor drop name

The folks behind “American Idol” don’t like anyone co-opting the show’s name, even if it’s done in tribute. … Full Article

Tuesday June 30, Our World In Pictures

GREECE — Worker Takes Smoke Break: A welder pauses to smoke a cigarette at the Perama's Shipyards near Athens on Tuesday. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment to the International Monetary Fund by the deadline. … Full Article

Calls increase for name change at Fort Hamilton

A movement to convince the U.S. Army to change the name of a street located on the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton that honors Confederate general Robert E. Lee appears to be gaining momentum as Brooklyn elected officials are speaking out on the controversy. … Full Article

NYC Rent Guidelines Board freezes rents on 1-year leases

 New York City's Rent Guidelines Board took an unprecedented step Monday, voting for the first time to freeze rents on one-year leases for tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. … Full Article

Brooklyn marine terminal is reactivated as shipping hub

City, state and federal officials say a New York City marine terminal is reopening as a shipping hub. … Full Article

Brooklyn scammer with tales of psychics and aliens slammed by Iowa AG

A Brooklyn man engaged in a diabolical mail order-scheme was ordered to stop conning trusting Iowa residents and to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle helps Aussie bring family tree to life

All Megan Scannell wanted to do was to put together a lovely scrapbook of pictures and stories to present to her Aunt Agnes for her 100th birthday. But she wound up doing so much more than that. … Full Article

Monday June 29, Our World In Pictures

NEW DELHI — Protestors Lead Chants: Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, shout slogans during a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Smriti Irani and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Monday. … Full Article

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