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As home to thousands of immigrants and an increasing number of technology professionals and creatives, it was only a matter of time before the groups got together in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Deadly, incurable & fast spreading oak wilt disease detected in Brooklyn trees

A disease that kills oak trees and spreads like wildfire has been detected in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adams backs Sunset Park Library proposal, but has changes in mind

Borough President Eric Adams has come out in support of a controversial proposal to tear down the Sunset Park Library and build an eight-story apartment complex at the site, but he also called for significant changes in the floor plans for the project. … Full Article

FDNY 9/11 victims honored at Hanukkah celebration in Downtown Brooklyn

Hundreds gathered at the FDNY’s Brooklyn headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center on Wednesday night to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah and to pay tribute to three FDNY members who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. … Full Article

Buildings Dept. OKs plans for lux tower at site of Brooklyn Heights Library

A new 36-story luxury tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library edged one step closer on Tuesday with the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) approval of plans filed by Marvel Architects. … Full Article

East River Ferry ridership hits all time high in 2016

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Thursday released new data for the East River Ferry showing that ridership reached an all-time high in 2016. … Full Article

Bay Ridge resident tells MTA, ‘New Yorkers deserve a break’

Calling the proposed transit fare increase proposal “absurd,” a Bay Ridge resident who testified at an MTA hearing suggested that the agency scrap the controversial plan and concentrate instead on improving service on the city’s buses and subways. … Full Article

Brooklyn to show up in force at post-inauguration protest

Brooklyn is going to make its presence felt in a big way at a nationally organized protest set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the U.S. … Full Article

Judge orders ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge design firm to allow Brooklyn Bridge Park access to key software

Attorneys representing Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) won a legal skirmish last week in the ongoing lawsuit against the engineering firm that designed the broken-down Squibb Park Bridge. The once-popular “bouncy” bridge connected Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Charity drives toy & food collection for needy at Fort Hamilton event

Zoe Koutsoupakis, senior vice president of Signature Bank, has a mission: To help feed and bring joy to the less fortunate in Bay Ridge and its surrounding communities. … Full Article

Ortiz: Don’t dump homeless in Sunset Park hotels

More than 200 homeless people are currently being housed by the city in hotels in Sunset Park, a situation Assemblymember Felix Ortiz says is causing a “homeless housing crowding crisis” in his Brooklyn district. … Full Article

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