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City-owned housing projects are crumbling, yet the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) missed out on almost $700 million in revenue and cost savings opportunities, according to an  … 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

Mayor announces major Brooklyn Navy Yard expansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the city is investing $140 million to expand the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s vast Building 77 into a modern manufacturing facility, generating 3,000 new jobs.  … Full Article

CB2 Meeting: ‘Brooklyn Strand’ to unify parks, plazas from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Big changes could be coming to a 21-acre swath of unconnected parks, public spaces and plazas running from Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

$21M resiliency, efficiency project at Coney Island Hospital completed

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the completion of a series of storm resiliency measures and energy efficiency upgrades at Coney Island Hospital that totaled $21 million. … Full Article

Report: Arts and culture bring $310 million to Downtown Brooklyn, Cultural District

An economic report released on Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) finds that cultural institutions in the Brooklyn Cultural District and greater Downtown Brooklyn generated nearly $310 million in economic activity in the borough last year. … Full Article
DOING IT IN STYLE: 75 YEARS OF THE HEIGHTS PRESS

VIDEO: Highlights from the Brooklyn Heights Press 75th Anniversary Bash

The Brooklyn Heights Press celebrated 75 years at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Nov. 5 and we were there to celebrate the people that make the news day in and day out.  … Full Article

Bush Terminal Piers Park opens

Brooklyn has a brand new waterfront park. City officials and Sunset Park residents came together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Bush Terminal Piers Park, a 23-acre recreation area located on the waterfront behind Bush Terminal. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 14: Our World In Pictures

GERMANY — “Hen” Dances During Audiovisual Performance: U.S. … Full Article

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