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Historic U.S. Navy vessel open to public in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Trenk Family Foundation announced on Friday that the historic Baylander IX-514, moored in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, is open to the public with an expanded program offering. … Full Article

Fort training exercise pits first responders against ‘gunmen’

In a realistic drill designed to test their agility, New York City’s first responders invaded the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton to deal with a fake scenario involving two “gunmen” who “shot” six people and took hostages at the military post. … Full Article

Gowanus swimmer sets sights on another polluted waterway — Brooklyn's Newtown Creek

The clean-water advocate who took an Earth Day swim in the Gowanus Canal is now setting his sights on another highly polluted New York City waterway. … Full Article

Friday April 24, Our World In Pictures

EGYPT — Supporters Protest Morsi’s Sentence: An Egyptian youth carries a lit flare as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in the El-Mataria neighborhood of Cairo to protest the 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and verdicts against other pro … Full Article

Sonic Boom: Loud lovers annoy neighbors in Bay Ridge building

Love to love you, baby! The late disco diva Donna Summer would have loved living in 7201 Ridge Blvd. But the building’s residents could sure use some earplugs. … Full Article

Former volunteers, now in Brooklyn, recall Summer Voting-Rights Project of 1965

The Mississippi “Freedom Summer” of 1964 is well-known to most Americans, thanks to the tragic murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, as well as the movie “Mississippi Burning.” … Full Article
Earth Day: Activist Plunges Into The Gowanus Canal

Clean-water advocate takes Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim in the polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. … Full Article

Wednesday April 22, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — BP, Advocates Rallied for Affordable Housing: Borough President Adams joined advocates — including Alliance for Tenant Power, Churches United for Fair Housing, Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change — outside of Colony 1209 in Bushwick a … Full Article

Clean-water advocate plans Earth Day swim at Gowanus Canal Superfund site

A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in Brooklyn's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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