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Tuesday September 19, Our World in Pictures

CZECH REPUBLIC — Zoo Protests Poaching: Rhino horns are burned at the zoo in Dvur Kralove on Tuesday. The zoo has burned its stockpiles of rhino horn worth more than $2 million on the black market in a protest against a controversial auction of rhino horn in South Africa. … Full Article

Yesss! Reprieve for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool

Hooray! Kids will get to splish and splash for one more summer in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s popular Pop-Up Pool, the park announced on Monday. … Full Article

Local hotels join forces to boost borough tourism

There was a time when the major hotel chains competed for tourist dollars. But not so much anymore. … Full Article

City to memorialize slain Bay Ridge cop

The city is preparing to memorialize a Bay Ridge police officer nearly 40 years after he was gunned down during a robbery at an auto supply store.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today September 19: Brooklyn Native Dino Angelo Luciano Reaches MasterChef Finale

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 73°, Night 68°, Showers Likely and Breezy
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Team from NYU Tandon wins $1M prize in Brooklyn BP’s Smart Gun Competition

Autonomous Ballistics, a team from New York University Tandon School of Engineering, took home the $1 million prize in a Smart Gun Design Competition funded by Borough President Eric Adams. And the winning team’s design is not a gun — but a smart holster. … Full Article

Double-edged sword of being a hip 'hood: Greenpoint 'old timers' are now moving out

Greenpoint is up-and-coming and a prime location for the young, successful and trendy. … Full Article

Monday September 18, Our World in Pictures

NETHERLANDS — Calvary Practices for Ceremony: Smoke from grenades shrouds horses and riders during a practice session for members of the Dutch cavalry in Scheveningen on Monday. … Full Article

Activists to mobilize for 5th anniversary of Sandy

As the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches next month, climate change activists are planning what organizers are calling a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials pay closer attention to the potential devastation brought on by drastic weather events like hurricanes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today September 18: Racist, Homophobic Anti-Dancing Law Has Got To Go, says de Blasio Admin

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 76°, Night 66°, Partly Sunny.
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