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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday unveiled Digital.NYC, a first-of-its-kind online platform that will serve as a centralized hub for the city’s tech ecosystem. … Full Article

‘Garbage of love’ trashes the Brooklyn Bridge

Ingenious tourists have come up with a new twist on the Brooklyn Bridge “locks of love” phenomena: “garbage of love.” … Full Article

Brooklyn comedienne Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. … Full Article

Bay Ridge prepares to commemorate Sept. 11 victims

Bay Ridge, a neighborhood that lost 36 of its residents in the Sept. 11 attack, is getting ready for an annual ceremony in which the community pays tribute to the victims and their families on the anniversary of that dark day 13 years ago. … Full Article

New Brooklyn Expo Center coming to Greenpoint

It’s a brand new space and a brand new show in one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The new 40,000 square foot Brooklyn Expo Center in historic Greenpoint will open to the public on Sept. 13 and 14 with the first-ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair. … Full Article

Brooklyn soldier missing since WWII identified

The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday. … Full Article

DOT begins repairs of Bay Ridge step street

Bay Ridge residents navigating the tricky concrete staircase separating Ridge Boulevard from Colonial Road on 76th Street will soon have an easier time, thanks to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT), which has started repairing the passageway. … Full Article

NYC's Sandy home repair program starts 535 projects

A Superstorm Sandy home-repair effort that was criticized for a sluggish start has now begun work on 535 homes, surpassing a goal set to show a turnaround, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. … Full Article

Fort Greene Park advocates aim to revive gift of Spain lost to vandalism

An historic plaque in Fort Greene Park, donated by Spain during America’s bicentennial in 1976 but long since removed due to vandalism, may finally come home. … Full Article

Adams pumps $6.9 million into borough’s cultural institutions

Brooklyn’s libraries and cultural institutions are part of what makes Kings County a unique place to live, according to Borough President Eric Adams, who recently came to Bay Ridge to announce a $6.92 million investment from his capital budget for programs that enhance the lives of the borough’s  … Full Article

Grieving Flatbush family needs financial help for funeral

The grieving relatives of a Flatbush family that died in a tragic Long Island car accident last Saturday are pleading for the public to open their hearts–and  … Full Article

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