Heights Library redevelopment moves forward in public review process

Brooklyn Heights Library’s redevelopment has moved forward into the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). … Full Article

Flushing Bank celebrates the grand opening of its corporate headquarters and new branch at RXR Plaza

With five branches in key Brooklyn locations, and plans to expand with Brooklyn's current boom, Flushing Bank just held a grand opening of its new headquarters in Nassau County, where the bank's major regional operations will fill 100,000 square feet.  … Full Article

St. Charles Borromeo Church’s Statue of Mary is vandalized

The statue of the Blessed Mary, Mother of Jesus that sits outside the Rectory/Parish Center of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights was vandalized early Friday morning, June 12. … Full Article

Judge: Pierhouse Project in Brooklyn Bridge Park can proceed

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel ruled on Friday that construction can proceed on the Pierhouse hotel and condominium complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Schumer says new airline carry-on rules won’t fly

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has a two-word message for the multi-billion-dollar airline industry: Enough already! Charging that it would cause an unfair financial burden on airline passengers, Schumer blasted a plan to reduce the size of allowable carry-on luggage for travelers. … Full Article

Monday June 15, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Girls Cruise Through Puerto Rican Day Parade: Kaylee Vazquez (left), 8, and Jayda Vazquez, 12, ride atop a convertible as the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue on Sunday. … Full Article

Coney Island's Cyclone breaks down; riders climb off

Coney Island's historic Cyclone roller coaster has broken down for the second time this season. … Full Article

Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. … Full Article

Bay Ridge precinct council starts ‘Summer of Support’ for NYPD

Fighting what they termed an avalanche of negative publicity against cops, a coalition of Southwest Brooklyn civic and political groups announced the start of “Summer of Support,” a show of public support for the NYPD in which everyday New Yorkers are asked to sign pro-police message boards … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park board presents figures to back its Pier 6 plan

At a meeting on Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) presented updated financial figures to bolster its contention that a two-tower development at Pier 6 is necessary to fund the park. … Full Article


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