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Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee voted 8 to 4 to approve the controversial $52 million sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library – with caveats -- Monday night at a meeting at St. … Full Article

Patrons, elected officials call for 6-day library service at Coney Island, Bushwick branches

Patrons and elected officials are scheduled to rally this morning outside of two Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) branches — in Bushwick and in Coney Island — forced to close on Mondays due to budget cuts. … Full Article

De Blasio restores funding for summer programs after push by parents, advocates

After an intense campaign by parents, youth advocates and city Councilmembers, the Mayor’s Office announced it would restore funding for summer programs 17,000 kids for one more year. … Full Article

Carroll Gardens Association honors local activists, businesses at 44th anniversary dinner

Local activists, business owners and other community members affiliated with the Carroll Gardens Association (CGA) gathered Thursday to celebrate the organization’s 44th anniversary at Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club visits USS Barry

On Saturday, May 23, the Brooklyn-based Commodore Barry Club visited the USS Barry, a naval destroyer at its homeport, the Sullivan Piers, Stapleton, Staten Island. … Full Article

Prospect Park Alliance launches 7-day crowdfunding challenge

A challenge has been issued by two of Prospect Park’s biggest fans, Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo. If the Prospect Park Alliance receives 1,000 donations of any size by June 2, they will unlock a generous gift of $50,000. … Full Article

May 28, Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Jet Team Flies Past World Trade Center: The Breitling Jet Team flies in formation over the new Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City. … Full Article

Promenade Gardens partially displaced for WiFi equipment

The dedicated Promenade Gardeners may need a little help from their friends. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park and Pier 6 opponents settle lawsuit; Park plan to be revised

Brooklyn Bridge Park and a neighborhood advocacy group fighting two high-rise towers planned for Pier 6, near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance, have agreed to settle a lawsuit by going through a process that would allow modifications to the par … Full Article

Un-‘fare’! Stringer says NYC overpays for MTA

An analysis released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer says the city’s taxpayers are laying out more than their fair share for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society unveils exhibit on borough’s sewer system

On June 9, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) at 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights plans to open an exhibition that explores one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. … Full Article

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