More pollution flows into Newtown Creek, Bay Ridge could get its first historic district, & more

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Three waterside facilities are discharging oil into Newtown Creek, further polluting the already toxic federal Superfund site (Brooklyn Eagle)

Bay Ridge could get its first historic district—the designation would protect 54 limestone Renaissance and Colonial Revival townhouses dubbed Doctor’s Row (City Land)

The debate heats up over shade thrown across Brooklyn Botanic Garden by a new residential development (Gothamist)

Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped in to ask the city to reconsider proposed NYC library funding cuts (NY Daily News)

The NYC Ferry service expands with a new Brooklyn Navy Yard stop (Crain’s)

Students in NYC may get full-fare MetroCards under a new MTA proposal (Curbed NY)