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INDIA — Kite-Flying Endangers Birds: Locals fly kites on rooftops during Independence Day celebrations in the old quarters of New Delhi on Thursday. … Full Article

Army Corps announces completion of Sea Gate reach of Coney Island Shore Protection Project

Col. David Caldwell, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announced on Monday the completion of the Sea Gate Reach of the Coney Island Shore Protection Project. Caldwell was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Audubon New York’s For the Birds! lands in Greenpoint

“OK, who can tell me what these are not for?” Audubon New York educator Tom Van Duyne asked, holding a garden trowel with a white metal blade and bright orange handle before the dozen or so uplifted faces that surrounded him in a rough semi-circle. … Full Article

From all quarters, condemnation of Orlando attack

From Bay Ridge to Washington, D.C., leaders of Muslim groups and elected officials from both sides of the political aisle came forward to condemn the horrific attack in Orlando, Florida that left 50 dead early Sunday morning, including gunman Omar Mateen. … Full Article

Contentious East Williamsburg club is back open after city shutdown

The controversial pop-up club The Brooklyn Mirage was indeed living up to its name following the city’s May 27 decision to shut it down, deeming the club a fire hazard. … Full Article

Community Board 12 represents diverse neighborhoods

Borough Park, Midwood and Kensington, the three neighborhoods that make up the Community Board 12 area, are more diverse than one might think, according to District Manager Barry Spitzer. … Full Article

NYC jail guard union boss removed amid corruption charges

The longtime head of New York City's jail guard union has been removed from his post following his arrest on federal corruption charges. … Full Article

Group heads to court to fight sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

A Brooklyn advocacy group is headed to court on Friday in a last-ditch effort to block the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library to a developer. … Full Article

New push aims to fix misspelling of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

 It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. … Full Article

Students in The Nature Conservancy’s youth program build urban farm in East New York

The Nature Conservancy, East New York Farms!, NYC Parks GreenThumb, GrowNYC, 596 Acres, ioby and New York City Community Garden Coalition have partnered to transform a long-neglected lot in East New York into a thriving green space for residents to enjoy. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park approves Pier 6 towers

After years of community outcry, twists and turns by Empire State Development Corp. (ESD), accusations of pay-to-play and behind-the scenes politics, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) voted to approve on Tuesday a plan to develop two residential towers in the park at Pier 6. … Full Article

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