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As a crowd on Joralemon Street applauded, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams climbed a ladder on Friday to attach the final segment of a massive rainbow banner which wraps completely around Boro … Full Article

Helen Keller Services helps children and adults prepare for the future

Helen Keller Services (HKS) has a proud history of providing services to help blind and deaf-blind individuals acquire the skillsets needed to lead productive lives. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council says thank you to cops, firefighters

New York’s Finest and Bravest took bows at a recent ceremony in Bay Ridge, where they were honored for their courage and community service. … Full Article

Happy ending for three of Brooklyn’s discarded suitcase kittens

Dmitry, Inessa and Ilyo -- three of the seven kittens rescued by the NYPD in Williamsburg after being discarded in a suitcase – have been adopted, the ASPCA said on Monday. … Full Article

Large, rotating neon 'Understanding' sign opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn’s waterfront now has another large red neon sign to accompany the Jehovah Witnesses’ iconic “Watchtower” emblem. … Full Article

Williamsburg street named for Iraq war hero

Residents gathered together on a Williamsburg street corner with local elected officials on April 27 to pay a lasting tribute to a hero who lived in the community and died in the war in Iraq. … Full Article

City to issue RFP for $1.7B Brooklyn Heights BQE rehab design in May

A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. … Full Article

Cops shut down Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 following violence, threats

Citing large crowds, violent incidents and death threats on Facebook, police closed down Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 on Wednesday afternoon, leaving hundreds of teens and youngsters milling about the park or headed for other playgrounds. … Full Article

Residents to vote on new Union Street Bridge, could affect Gowanus Canal cleanup

For more than a century, the Union Street Bridge has afforded Brooklynites a safe and dry passage over the heinous waters of the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

Brooklyn boaters say prime sailing area at risk

Brooklyn boaters are up in arms over a maritime company’s push to install a barge mooring in New York Harbor close to the site of a new marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

City releases $150K study revealing new details on proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar line

In February, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $2.5 billion streetcar line dubbed the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront from Sunset Park to Astoria, Queens.   … Full Article

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