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New York City’s Fire Department turns 150 years old next year, and the anniversary will be celebrated with a yearlong series of special events, summer block parties, a commemorative book and other  … Full Article

Mixed feelings over Verrazano Bridge anniversary celebrations

Brooklyn residents had their chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at a party held in Bay Ridge Thursday night that featured all of the things one may associate with a birthday party — a cake adorned with candles, f … Full Article

Coney Island leader wins $5,000 grant from USA Network

A Coney Island civic leader who founded an organization 10 years ago to help the people of her community find jobs and housing has been nationally recognized by a cable television network for her work. … Full Article

Brooklyn College urged to cancel Students for Justice in Palestine event

Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) event scheduled for Thursday evening, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 20: Our World In Pictures

LITHUANIA — Fighter Jets Participate in NATO Policing Mission: A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace on Thursday. … Full Article

City Tech offers proposals for new downtown spaces

As a result of a rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004, the neighborhood has experienced a surge of residential construction. The award-winning Brooklyn Bridge Park brings thousands of daily visitors, and there are substantial numbers of new residents. … Full Article

Two holiday markets open at Industry City Nov. 22-23

Two holiday markets — one focused on products made in the U.S. and the other specifically on Brooklyn-made products — will be open simultaneously this weekend at Industry City in Sunset Park.   … Full Article

Half-marathon approved for Brooklyn

A national road-race organization says it has won approval to stage a Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon in Brooklyn next fall. … Full Article
WHO DARES, WON'T WIN ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

NYC pols seek increased penalties for bridge, infrastructure trespassing

Officials gathered in a freezing wind on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Tuesday to announce legislation to increase penalties for trespassing on the city’s critical infrastructure, including bridges, government facilities and high-profile structures like the World Trade Center. … Full Article

Council clothing bin crackdown bill could soon become law

A bill passed by the City Council to crack down on the proliferation of large, unsightly clothing bins on New York’s sidewalks is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who pushed for the legislation. … Full Article

Tuesday Nov. 18: Our World In Pictures

HAITI — Man Rests Before Entering Bull Fight: In this Nov. 9 photo, a man sits on the rope holding his bull by the neck as he waits to enter it in a bull fight in Leogane, Haiti. … Full Article

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