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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Demise of Brooklyn Heights House Tour signals the end of a more innocent era

The shutdown of the Brooklyn Heights House Tour, which has brought in almost a third of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s (BHA) revenue for more than 30 years, has caught the attention of news outlets including  … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library raises $776K at 19th Annual Gala

More than 400 Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) supporters gathered at Weylin B. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s LICH still stands, but not for long

Boarded up windows, chains on a playground fence, netting and debris littering the ground behind construction fences are the signs of the demolition soon to come to the former Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) 12-story Fuller Pavilion and eight-story Othmer Pavilion. … Full Article

Lentol to hold fire safety forum in Williamsburg

In the wake of a successful smoke detector drive sponsored by leading Williamsburg civic organizations in which alarms were installed in hundreds of homes in the neighborhood, Assemblymember Joseph Lentol said he will co-host a fire safety forum on March 10. … Full Article

City changes trash collection times for Borough Park

In a move hailed by Borough Park elected officials and religious leaders, the de Blasio administration is changing the schedule for trash collections in Borough Park to ensure that sanitation trucks are not clogging local streets during morning rush hours. … Full Article

Tuesday March 8, Our World In Pictures

FLORIDA — Rubio Continues Campaign: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with patrons at the Melao Bakery in Kissimmee on Tuesday. … Full Article

Coney Island’s B&B Carousell placed on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday announced that the B&B Carousell was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. The B&B Carousell has a history spanning more than 110 years, spending 84 years on Coney Island. … Full Article

Schumer urges phone companies to block annoying robocalls

It’s gotten to the point where some people are reluctant to answer their phones. Despite the federal “Do Not Call” registry, millions of people continue to be harassed by annoying telemarketing robocalls. … Full Article

De Blasio orders transgender bathroom access in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Monday saying that transgender people must be allowed to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity in city-owned buildings, including offices, public parks, pools and playgrounds. … Full Article

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