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Pacific Street Library: Not for sale (for now), but grim fate awaits

Boerum Hill
The managers of a Park Slope community space are worried the timeless Pacific Street branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is for sale and will ultimately be demolished, and have even directed concerned residents to an online petition to thwart the effort. … Full Article

Stringer releases Claim-Stat to help save taxpayer dollars

New York City
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer unveiled the first findings of ClaimStat, a data-driven tool designed to drive down the cost of settlements and judgments by empowering City agencies to reduce claims through changes in training or resource delivery, on Wednesday. … Full Article

After drownings, Brooklynites urged to follow safety procedure

Brooklyn Boro
In the wake of multiple drowning deaths across the borough, Brooklynites are being urged to exercise proper water safety habits.
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Film crews get mixed reviews in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Update: we received a response from the city indicating that private cars are not allowed to park in the film crews’ “no parking” zones. See below. … Full Article

Latest from Holy Land: Israel masses troops along Gaza border

JERUSALEM — Israel launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault Tuesday on scores of targets and killing 19 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending weeks of heavy rocket fire. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents ‘Building a Sustainable Park’

DUMBO
Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is home to many diverse activities, including yoga classes, kids’ events, movie screenings and even floating concerts. But beyond all of the entertaining it does, the BBP has a very honorable mantra: “We’re committed to respecting Mother Nature,” its website reads. … Full Article

Hundreds of thousands jammed Brooklyn Heights for fireworks

Brooklyn Heights
The Fourth of July’s spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display, launched from three barges in the East River and from the Brooklyn Bridge itself, thrilled spectators across New York City and across the country. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announces new board member

DUMBO
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the election of Chris Coffey to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s April 1 board meeting.
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Warning: Air Quality Health Advisory in effect today until 10 p.m.

New York City
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for July 8

Brooklyn Boro
Weather, Traffic & Transit … Full Article

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