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Philip Stenger dies at 89, banker saluted as ‘Brooklyn’s Statesman’

Philip F. Stenger, a business and civic leader in Downtown Brooklyn for more than half a century, died Friday, June 15 at his home in Wantagh. He was 89. … Full Article

Sunset Park’s Boricua Festival to celebrate 20 years, raise money for Puerto Rico

Celebrating two decades of Puerto Rican pride, the annual Boricua Festival Salsa at the Waterfront is returning to Sunset Park, this year with the same great time but with a bit of different focus. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 19: Jehovah's Witnesses' DUMBO Hotel Will Become Low-Income Housing

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 87°, Night 68°, Decreasing Clouds … Full Article

Brooklyn coastal neighborhoods face biweekly flooding in decades to come

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report on Monday warning that hundreds of thousands of coastal properties, including 24,286 in Brooklyn, face “chronic inundation” in the coming decades because of accelerating sea level rise. … Full Article

Coney Island’s Shore Theater to become 7-story hotel

Coney Island’s landmarked Shore Theater is set to become a seven-story hotel, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings on Wednesday. … Full Article

Dyker Heights residents plead for a quiet Fourth of July

The sounds of explosions fill the air in Dyker Heights every Fourth of July, according to neighborhood residents who said the holiday has become a noisy nuisance in recent years due to the large amounts of fireworks people shoot off to celebrate the holiday. … Full Article

Looking for a job? Go to Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s job market is growing faster than the state’s and the nation’s, according to the State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the New York Post reported. … Full Article

NYCHA warehouse raided by Feds, records seized

Federal and local investigators raided a New York City Housing Authority warehouse last week and seized records, the New York Post reported. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 18: New Yorkers Protest Immigrant Family Separation Policies

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 90°, Night 74°, Mostly Sunny … Full Article

Fire jeopardizes future of historic warehouse on Gowanus Canal

A fire Thursday night damaged the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, a vacant warehouse on the Gowanus Canal's shoreline that community activists say should be landmarked. … Full Article

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