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Botanic Garden’s cherry-watching season begins

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s horticulture staff has observed the first flush of blossoms on the early-blooming Prunus sargentii or “Fudan-zakura” cherry tree —indicating Hanami has begun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. … Full Article

NYC bike-sharing program’s new roll-out date is May

Brooklyn Heights
Citi Bike, the long-awaited but sometimes-delayed bike-share program that is slated to open 600 bike-sharing “stations” with 10,000 bikes across the city, is now slated to roll out in May with locations in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Gree … Full Article

Repairs slated for historic Carroll Street Bridge

Gowanus
The historic Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, one of only four retractable bridges in the U.S., will be repaired starting around April 1, a development that will require the complete closure of the bridge to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. … Full Article

Smith-9th Streets station on F, G lines set to open next month

Red Hook
The Smith-9th Streets station on the F and G lines – the world’s highest subway station and the rapid-transit gateway to Red Hook --is set to reopen the week of April 22 again after a t … Full Article

Bank vice president wins Bay Ridge council’s top award

Bay Ridge
A bank executive with strong ties to Brooklyn’s civic life and its religious organizations has been named winner of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Civic Award for 2013. … Full Article

Thrift sale to raise funds for restoration of New Utrecht Reformed Church

Bensonhurst
Shoppers can find great bargains and help an historic old church at the same time by attending a thrift sale in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article

Worker injured at Bay Ridge `Green Church' site

Bay Ridge
A construction worker is taken in a stretcher after he fell off a 6-foot ladder at a building site for a new school at Ovington Avenue and 70th Street, Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Plaudits for new Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
A newly-opened wooden “trail bridge,” zig-zagging dramatically downward from Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, captivated those who ventured onto it at lunchtime Friday. … Full Article

Alexandra Bowie elected BHA president

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Heights Association has elected Alexandra Bowie, seen here, as its new president, succeeding Jane McGroarty., … Full Article

Lights on again at famed clock tower

Fort Greene
After undergoing extensive repairs, the iconic clock at the top of the landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Fort Greene was lit again on Tuesday night for the first time since 2008,  reclaiming its place in the nighttime skyline over Brooklyn. … Full Article

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