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Reporters and community members got to preview local edible delights on Tuesday as Borough President Eric Adams launched the 2017 edition of Dine In Brooklyn at Borough Hall. … Full Article

2017 Dine In Brooklyn shaping up to be delicious

Reporters and community members got to preview local edible delights on Tuesday as Borough President Eric Adams launched the 2017 edition of Dine In Brooklyn at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Some Brooklyn Heights neighbors fuming over ‘Homeland’ car fire

Residents of Brooklyn Heights are used to production companies taking over their parking spaces and clogging the neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks as they film movies, commercials and TV shows. … Full Article

Sarsour leaving post at Arab American Association of NY

Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political activist whose public profile has been raised to a national level thanks in part to her role in organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington last month, is leaving her job as executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of Ne … Full Article

Kushner-owned former Jehovah's campus added to DUMBO BID

With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and Sands Streets. The 1.2 million-square-foot, five-building campus is now known as DUMBO Heights. … Full Article

Hallelujah! No more early-morning demo for Fortis at Brooklyn LICH site

Cobble Hill residents heaved a collective sigh of relief over the news on Thursday that they will no longer be shaken awake early in the morning by noisy demolition at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black History Month

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) held a cocktail reception on Thursday at Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights to salute the work of outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the borough. … Full Article

Brooklyn workers strike on Day Without Immigrants

The nationwide Day Without Immigrants strike on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was also expected to have significant support in Brooklyn, where members of nonprofit group Worker's Justice Project (WJP) planned to join the 24-hour work stoppage to send a me … Full Article
Comptroller Stringer Debars Contractor for Stealing Prevailing Wages

Stringer nails contractor who stole $1.7 million from immigrant workers

After getting away with stealing money from his immigrant employees’ paychecks for years, a major contractor who worked city projects across the five boroughs was slapped on Monday with a $3.2 million fine and barred from doing business with the city and state for five years. … Full Article

Advocates demand New York lawmakers outlaw child marriage

Safia Mahjebia of New York's Brooklyn borough was 16 years old when a close friend in her tight-knit Bangladeshi community was forced into a marriage with a 25-year-old man. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council names Hidden Treasures award winners

Seven grassroots leaders who have worked, often behind the scenes, to make their neighborhood a better place to live will be rewarded for their efforts by the Bay Ridge Community Council at the organization’s annual Hidden Treasures of the Community Awards ceremony later this month. … Full Article

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