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The mayor announced the newly appointed Civic Engagement Commission on Tuesday. AP Photo/Hans Pennink

De Blasio appoints slate of activists to NYC’s new Civic Engagement Commission

April 23 | Mary Frost

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his pick of eight new members of the city’s new Civic Engagement Commission on Tuesday. All of his choices are activists with long histories of civic engagement, from working with political groups to fighting for the rights of the disabled and immigrants. The 15-member commission, which will be chaired by […]

An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof. AP Photo/Thierry Mallet

French Brooklynites mull the fall of Notre Dame’s spire

April 22 | Noah Goldberg

As millions of Catholics around the world poured into churches to observe Good Friday, about 50 Brooklynites gathered in Cobble Hill that evening for a special kind of service. Inside the Parish of St. Paul & St. Agnes, they sang and listened to their priest tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. They lined up and […]

Baklava and brownstones — that’s a magical combination for a real estate nerd and dessert fan like me. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Try this Brooklyn baklava crawl

April 22 | Lore Croghan

Pub crawls are for amateurs. How about a baklava crawl? It takes real single-mindedness to eat dessert all day long. Brooklyn’s got many shops, bakeries and cafes of varying ethnicities that dish up this crispy, crunchy phyllo-dough treat. I decided to embrace my baklava obsession and devise a tour that incidentally also takes you to […]

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