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City shelves plan to close Brooklyn Promenade, graffiti complaints are up, & more

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An unpopular plan to close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for six years during the rebuilding of the BQE has been shelved (Daily News)

State of the streets: Graffiti complaints are up 50 percent and it can take the city more than a year to fix a broken sidewalk (New York Post)

NYC’s budget has a record amount of money for public parks and pools will remain open an extra week (qns.com)

How to choose a kitchen counter material that fits your tolerance for scratches and wear (The New York Time)

Why are there so many pigeons in cities? They’re native to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe (Business Insider)