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Russian tourist charged after climbing up Brooklyn Bridge

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark's second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. … Full Article

Obituary: Caro Heller, Brooklyn artist who reunited families, dies at 80

Caroline Watkins Heller, known as Caro, died Sunday, August 17 at her home in Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYPD: Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil

The two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil. New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States. He did not know their exact location.
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Brooklyn-born Navy sailor helps get aircraft carrier ready for service

Petty Officer First Class Ernest Quinones, a native of Brooklyn, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with the job of bringing the country’s newest aircraft carrier into service. … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets summertime cleanup

Bensonhurst residents were greeted with clean, litter-free sidewalks on Wednesday, thanks to a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger as part on an ongoing “Speak-Up & Clean-Up” campaign aimed at getting rid of trash and raising aware … Full Article

City says raccoon found in Bensonhurst had rabies

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned out to have rabies. … Full Article

Vincent Gentile takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It's a good thing Councilmember Vincent Gentile didn't wear a suit to work on Wednesday. He got soaking wet! … Full Article

Bay Ridge Unity Task Force revives its peace mission

In the wake of a series of attacks on Muslim Americans in southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent months, the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force held a special breakfast meeting in a mosque Tuesday morning to begin planning a strategy on how to address hate crimes and promote peaceful co-existence bet … Full Article

Palestine supporters rally in Brooklyn, unfurl banner from Manhattan Bridge

Downtown Brooklyn was awash in a sea of Palestinian flags on Wednesday as activists rallied for Palestine and urged sanctions against Israel.
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