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Newtown Creek. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Newtown Creek’s cleanup could begin 5 years ahead of schedule

September 20 | Scott Enman

Environmental Protection Agency employees told residents at a Wednesday meeting that they were reviewing a plan that could potentially clean up the first two miles of Newtown Creek at least five years ahead of schedule. The proposal, known as Early Action, would start remediation of the federal Superfund site as early as winter of 2021 […]

Highlights from the 2019 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

September 13 | Alex Williamson

The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair took over the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint this past weekend, overflowing the 60,000-square-foot venue with curators, book dealers, pulpy paperbacks, rare editions and retro book fanatics. The fair showcased 110 dealers with more than 50,000 collectible items for sale, ranging in price from under $50 to many thousands of […]

Candidates Victoria Cambranes offers cookies to Polina United protesters. Photo by Patrick Bobilin

Holocaust conspiracy theorists met with cookies after crashing progressive candidate’s campaign launch

September 10 | Kelly Mena

A fringe group of Polish nationalists promoting a bizarre Holocaust conspiracy theory protested the City Council campaign launch of a Greenpoint resident who previously thwarted their activities. But instead of clashing with counter-protesters, the candidate greeted them with chocolate butter cookies. The fringe group Polonia United protested Victoria Cambranes, candidate for City Council District 33 […]

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