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The end of an era for a Cobble Hill cornerstone

Longtime residents of Cobble Hill will remember the Community Bookstore as a warm and welcoming place where visitors could get lost in a maze of timeless classics, dusty toys and vintage records. … Full Article

Haitian Americans in Brooklyn prepare to aid countrymen as Hurricane Matthew hits the island

As Hurricane Matthew deluged western Haiti with torrential rains and winds of nearly 150 miles per hour Monday, countrymen here in Brooklyn mobilized to help them survive the storm. … Full Article

Community groups band together to oppose 49-story Downtown Brooklyn tower

Six community groups and co-op boards in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn have formed a consortium to fight off a plan to build a 49-story luxury-apartment tower with affordable units in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Community Board Six looks to solve problems before they start

The leaders of Brooklyn’s Community Board Six said it’s important to not just to confront issues in their district head-on but to be on the lookout for potential problems before they arise. … Full Article

Coney Island street renamed in honor of Nathan’s Famous founders

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island officially became Nathan and Ida Handwerker Way in tribute to the founders of Nathan’s Famous on the eatery’s 100th anniversary.   … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society receives prestigious grant for Crown Heights oral history project

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has announced that it has been awarded a Museums for America grant of $129,600 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is an independent federal agency that aims to improve museums’ service to the public. … Full Article

Public comment period opens on a cleanup plan for contaminated site on the Gowanus Canal

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is inviting the public to comment on a proposed plan to investigate contamination at a site in Gowanus. … Full Article

Still no answers in Newtown Creek black goo mystery

Some things in life are better left unknown, but this is not one of them. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol ‘traumatized’ by fatal Brownsville shooting vows anti-violence push in Albany

Witnessing the cold-blooded fatal shooting of a man is something Brooklyn State Sen. Jesse Hamilton won’t soon forget — and something he plans to share with his colleagues in Albany very soon. … Full Article

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