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The Department of Transportation announced its plans to reconstruct a segment of the BQE last fall. Eagle file photo by Don Evans

BQE panel offers first progress report

May 16 | Mary Frost

The panel appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to evaluate the controversial reconstruction of a 1.5-mile decrepit section of the BQE underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade has issued its first report. Panel Chairperson Carlo Scissura said in a release on Wednesday that the group has begun weekly meetings, and has done “some critical background work […]

The 43rd Annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks will be returning to the East River this year. AP Photo by Mark Lennihan

July 4th Fireworks are coming back to the Brooklyn Bridge

May 8 | Raanan Geberer

Macy’s 43rd annual Fourth of July fireworks show will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge this year for the first time since 2014, according to the retail chain. Since the fireworks display returned to the East River from the Hudson in 2014, its location has shifted — and for the past couple of years, […]

Councilmember Inez Barron has introduced two bills that aim to help out residents who have been inconvenienced by movie and film production. DUMBO, shown above, is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn to film. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Neighborhoods flooded by film crews could get relief under a proposed ‘Bill of Rights’

May 2 | Mary Frost

It’s one of the most frequent complaints made by residents of Brooklyn’s scenic neighborhoods: film crews and their paraphernalia flooding local streets, taking up parking and disrupting deliveries to local businesses. New York City Councilmember Inez Barron says that beleaguered New Yorkers deserve a “Bill of Rights” protecting them from such incursions. Barron, who represents […]

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