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City-owned housing projects are crumbling, yet the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) missed out on almost $700 million in revenue and cost savings opportunities, according to an  … Full Article

Gowanus United protests proposed parole facility

The temperatures were below freezing this past Wednesday, but that didn’t stop more than 100 local residents of Gowanus, including local politicians and many school children, from rallying at a proposed site of a parole facility on Second Avenue. … Full Article
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Ideas for the Brooklyn Strand include a permanent home for Smorgasburg

Imagine a new home for Smorgasburg or a revamped Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza Park with better lighting, bathrooms and more public programming. … Full Article

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free kosher turkeys in Flatbush

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Mixed feelings over Verrazano Bridge anniversary celebrations

Brooklyn residents had their chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at a party held in Bay Ridge Thursday night that featured all of the things one may associate with a birthday party — a cake adorned with candles, f … Full Article

Coney Island leader wins $5,000 grant from USA Network

A Coney Island civic leader who founded an organization 10 years ago to help the people of her community find jobs and housing has been nationally recognized by a cable television network for her work. … Full Article

Brooklyn College urged to cancel Students for Justice in Palestine event

Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) event scheduled for Thursday evening, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 20: Our World In Pictures

LITHUANIA — Fighter Jets Participate in NATO Policing Mission: A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace on Thursday. … Full Article

City Tech offers proposals for new downtown spaces

As a result of a rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004, the neighborhood has experienced a surge of residential construction. The award-winning Brooklyn Bridge Park brings thousands of daily visitors, and there are substantial numbers of new residents. … Full Article

Two holiday markets open at Industry City Nov. 22-23

Two holiday markets — one focused on products made in the U.S. and the other specifically on Brooklyn-made products — will be open simultaneously this weekend at Industry City in Sunset Park.   … Full Article

Half-marathon approved for Brooklyn

A national road-race organization says it has won approval to stage a Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon in Brooklyn next fall. … Full Article

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