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Pierson says unsafe northern Brooklyn streets need overhaul

Many of the streets in northern Brooklyn are too dangerous for pedestrians to cross, according to a City Council candidate who said the roadways are failing to “meet the needs of many residents.” Stephen Pierson, who is running against incumbent Stephen Levin (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) in  … Full Article
 

Hikind backs Thompson for district attorney

Calling him the “best choice for the Jewish community,” Borough Park Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney over the incumbent, Charles Hynes. … Full Article
 

The NEW R train

Take heart, R train riders. It’s true that you’re losing the Montague Street tunnel starting Aug. 3. But you’re gaining a ferry! … Full Article
 

Missing 81-year-old LICH patient Celso Heredia discovered in Florida

An 81-year-old man suffering from dementia, Celso Heredia, who disappeared from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn on July 24, … Full Article
 

De Blasio calls for Brooklyn Hospital Authority with sweeping powers

Saying that city and state government are “fiddling” while Brooklyn healthcare is burning, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday released a four-pronged plan that calls for the creation of a Brooklyn Health Authority, with sweeping but temporary powers to transform hospitals and provide health … Full Article
 

Jennifer Lopez hosts block party to mark opening of her new store

J-Lo came to Brooklyn not to perform in concert, but to sing the praises of her new Verizon Wireless store. … Full Article
 

Email confirmation of oral settlement suffices as signature, says court

The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has ruled that a closing salutation in an email suffices as an signature valid enough to enforce an agreement. … Full Article
 

Study finds NYU-Poly incubators have generated $251M in economic activity

Three technology incubators operated by Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have generated $251 million in economic activity since 2009, created more than 900 jobs and contributed $31.4 million in tax revenue, according to  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO residents urged to sign up for 9/11 health program

People who lived, worked or attended school in much of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks may be surprised to learn they have are eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits should they become sick from the attack. … Full Article
 

With Interfaith on verge of closing, leaders call on DOH to consider restructuring plan

Brooklyn is in the midst of an “epidemic of hospital closures,” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at a Borough Hall press conference on Friday, as the news spread that Interfaith Medical Center could close at any moment. … Full Article
 

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