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The last slave in New York refused her owner’s offer of freedom. When the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in New York died, W.E.B. DuBois gave her eulogy. … Full Article

NYC & Company touts Prospect Heights as hot tourist site

Prospect Heights will be a hot spot for out-of-towners to visit if Marty Markowitz and the folks at NYC & Company have their way. … Full Article

NYC Marathon comes to Brooklyn

Welcome to Brooklyn! Fifty thousand runners traversed our borough on Marathon Sunday 2015. Bay Ridge was the first neighborhood  to greet them. … Full Article

Winners announced for Gowanus urban design competition

Gowanus by Design recently announced the winner of its design competition, “Axis Civitas.” The proposals ranged from ziplines to mobile labs and represented architects and planners from all over the world. … Full Article

MTA to finally connect the L and 3 Lines in Brownsville

In its five-year capital budget proposed on Wednesday, the MTA agreed to fund a long-awaited connection between the Livonia Avenue – Junius Street L and 3 lines in Brownsville. … Full Article

When 370 Jay St. was state-of-the-art: Transit Museum exhibit is now open

When New York University announced in 2012 that it would be taking over the former MTA administration building at 370 Jay St. … Full Article

The Gowanus Canal Cleanup: An update

The cleanup of the notorious Gowanus Canal—referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — is on the verge of yet another delay. … Full Article

Three years later, Brooklyn remembers Superstorm Sandy

In addition to the substantial loss of life, material damage from Superstorm Sandy was also significant. More than 300,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed, and more than 2 million people were left without power, including 90 percent of utility customers on Long Island. … Full Article

Brooklyn preservation groups join coalition fighting powerful developers

It’s time to fight back against rich and politically powerful developers, says a new coalition formed to combat what they call “the violence that real estate developers have inflicted on our skyline, parks, public areas, and cityscape.” … Full Article

Cheering on the Mets, at Brooklyn Borough Hall

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams cheered on the Mets during Game 1 of the World Series with his fellow baseball fans at Borough Hall.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge salutes Pioneers of Third Avenue

All hail the pioneers! Ten of Bay Ridge’s most dedicated business owners and civic do-gooders were given public recognition for their efforts to make the community a better place to live and work at a special dinner hosted by one of Brooklyn’s leading merchants’ organizations. … Full Article

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