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Chamber to celebrate 'Legends of Brooklyn’

Mill Basin
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Annual Gala on Dec. 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin.  … Full Article

Scissura touts Brooklyn’s new clout in city government

Downtown
Brooklyn is now the power center in city government, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, who said he is looking forward to working with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and other top officials. … Full Article

NY voters authorize 7 Vegas-style casinos

ALBANY— New York voters bet big Tuesday on casino gambling as an economic energy shot, agreeing to let seven Las Vegas-style gaming palaces be built around the state, including one that will eventually open in New York City. … Full Article

Retailers critical of council’s ban on cigarette discounts

Bay Ridge
The ban on cigarettes sales to anyone under the age of 21 isn’t the only anti-smoking measure the City Council approved on Wednesday. … Full Article

UNIQLO apparel store opens In Downtown’s Atlantic Terminal

Downtown
A UNIQLO outlet opened on Friday at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, mall owner Forest City Ratner announced. This new location is the Japanese-owned apparel chain’s first store in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president commemorates Sandy

Statement from Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president Carlo Scissura:  … Full Article

Companies agree to let shoppers know when their phones are being tracked

ALBANY— Eight companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. … Full Article

Brendan Dugan appointed to the board of Investors Bank

Brooklyn Boro
Investors Bank has appointed Brendan J. Dugan, president of St. Francis College in Brooklyn, to the Bank’s board of directors. Dugan will immediately join the board, which has been expanded to 11 directors.
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BQE barrier, emblem of bisected waterfront, becomes beacon for Brooklyn Bridge Park traffic

Brooklyn Boro
It was a barrier between merchants and visitors to that great people-magnet, Brooklyn Bridge Park. A BID has turned it into a gateway to a shopping corridor that is forever hungry for customers. … Full Article

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