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Williamsburg »

Massive Williamsburg Fire Sparks Hope for Long-Promised Park

The city has had an obligation to build the park for nearly 10 years.

Greenpoint »

Traffic Light Installed at Intersection Where Man Died Last March

Jorge Rios died at 47 while driving on a motorcycle on Manhattan Avenue at Green Street.

Greenpoint »

Greenpoint Church Opens Homeless Program Despite Protests

The church now offers 10 beds for the local homeless population.

Gowanus »

Proposal for Taller Buildings in Gowanus Gets Mixed Reaction From Locals

Residents said they fear the city won't follow local recommendations on how Gowanus should develop.

Lower East Side »

Bring East River Ferry to LES and Brooklyn Heights, Officials Say

A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.

Greenpoint »

1,000 Daffodils to Be Planted at McGolrick Park Saturday

The event is partly in celebration of $1.3 million in funding to replace the park's playground.

Greenpoint »

Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground: Experts

Local officials worry dust containing lead has accumulated at unsafe levels at Greenpoint Playground.

Williamsburg »

Transfer for G, J and M Train Riders Should be Free, Advocates Say

Riders have wanted the free transfer for years, and now's the time to make it permanent, officials said.

Greenpoint »

Greenpoint's Self-Appointed Film Crew Watchdog Keeps Wary Eye on Industry

Rolf Carle has a "fanatical" devotion to making sure the film industry follows the rules in Greenpoint.

Jamaica »

Participatory Budgeting Coming to Jamaica and Forest Hills

The first info-session about participatory budgeting in Jamaica is scheduled for June 12.

Williamsburg »

City Council Approves Domino Factory Redevelopment in Final Vote

The New York City Council has given final approval to redevelop the former Domino Sugar Factory site.

Lower East Side »

Fourth of July Fireworks Returning to East River

The July 4 fireworks show will return to the East River this year for the first time since 2008.

Greenpoint »

Playground Renovations and Mobile Library Win Participatory Budgeting Funds

Five projects were selected to receive more than $1.5 million of the city's money in District 33.

Greenpoint »

North Brooklyn Developers Offer Surprise Affordable Housing Provisions

Both the Bushwick rezoning and the Greenpoint Landing plan came with unexpected affordable housing.

Williamsburg »

Attack on Hasidic Man in Williamsburg Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

A man was approached and hit in South Williamsburg Sunday night, officials confirmed.