The partnership between residents and the police officers who are assigned to protect them is about to enter a new phase in two Southwest Brooklyn precincts now that a highly praised citywide progr … Full Article

Bensonhurst Alliance to give neighborhood a clean sweep

A large swath of Bensonhurst will be getting a spring cleaning as a group of volunteers armed with brooms and shovels descends onto Bath Avenue to sweep away litter and wipe away graffiti. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 11: Please Feed the Mermaids

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 65°, Night 47°, cloudy … Full Article

Kolbert Park to get $4 million makeover

A neglected Midwood park will be getting a $4 million facelift now that the city has given the go-ahead to the project. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 10: The East River Just Got Even Dirtier

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 65°, Night 49°, sunny … Full Article

Officials: City should punish LICH developer Fortis for illegal parking tickets in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill car owners are still waiting on refunds for parking tickets issued after a developer planted bogus “no parking” signs at a former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) development site. … Full Article

Muslim and law enforcement communities come together to host career day at Kingsborough

Children ages 13 and up were invited to a career day on Saturday sponsored by the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO), formerly known as the Council of Pakistan Organization. … Full Article

Don’t look down! NYPD unit does its work at dizzying heights at Brooklyn Bridge

Police Sgt. John Flynn didn’t even flinch as he started his descent from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, briskly walking down a narrow suspension cable with only a safety harness between him and a possible 27-story fall to the glinting East River below. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 9: "Listen, I Want to Help"

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 61°, Night 49°, chance rain then partly sunny … Full Article

RFP to study Cross-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel connecting NJ and Brooklyn

The Port Authority will soon be issuing an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a “Tier II” Environmental Impact Study to explore the impact and feasibility of the long-contemplated Cross-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel connecting Brooklyn to New Jersey. … Full Article

Holocaust survivor makes emotional return to Auschwitz

In an emotional journey that served as her ultimate triumph over the Nazis, an elderly Borough Park resident who survived the horrors of the Holocaust paid a return visit to the infamous Auschwitz death camp — this time as a free woman. … Full Article


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