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Squadron pushes bill prohibiting transgender discrimination

State Sen. Daniel Squadron filed a motion on Monday to force a vote on a bill that would prohibit discrimination against transgender and other gender-nonconforming New Yorkers. The bill would also classify crimes related to gender identity as hate crimes. … Full Article

Stringer, Adams call Trump’s planned cuts to NYCHA ‘disgusting’

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams expressed disgust on Monday at reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, under President Trump, plans to reduce New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) funds by $35 million, and possibly more. … Full Article

A comeback for cursive? More states encouraging penmanship in school

Cursive, the art of penmanship cast aside in recent years as schools increasingly focus on keyboarding, may be getting a second act. … Full Article

NYC approves demolition of Brooklyn Heights Library, paving way for luxury tower

The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) gave its official approval on Friday to the much-contested demolition  … Full Article

Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee hosts 24th annual dinner dance

The 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance took place Saturday night at the Dyker Beach Club Golf Course, 1030 86th Street. The event introduced eight deputy marshals and Msgr. … Full Article

NYPD rules out vandalism in Washington Cemetery

NYPD has concluded that a mishap in a predominantly Jewish cemetery in Borough Park in which more than three dozen headstones were found toppled over during the weekend was not an act of vandalism but the result of soil erosion and neglect. … Full Article

Brooklyn Colonial Club addresses issue of domestic violence

While you are reading this first paragraph, more than 20 people have been physically abused in a domestic setting in the U.S. In the crowded conditions of New York City — and Brooklyn — this is actually intensified. … Full Article

NYC shuts down work on LICH building after wood blasts across street, damaging windows, car

It’s just lucky no one was standing across the street, neighbors said. … Full Article

Five (more) important takeaways from Brooklyn Heights Assn's annual meeting

Another successful Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) annual meeting took place Monday, and the big news was that a panel of experts cast doubts on the proposed BQX ( … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association looks at BQX, honors community activists

Experts cast doubts on the proposed BQX (Brooklyn Queens Connector), a streetcar which would connect points along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront, and community members were honored for their service at the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Monday night. … Full Article

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