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Schumer, Gillibrand get federal funds for gas station generators

Downtown
One of the enduring images of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy was of the long lines of cars outside gas stations. Many of the stations were forced to close, not because they lacked gasoline, but because they had no electricity and therefore, had tanks incapable of pumping gas. … Full Article
 

Winter Talks & Tours show off features and history of Brooklyn Bridge Park

DUMBO
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced its very first Winter Talks & Tours Series, designed to offer a whole new perspective on Brooklyn Bridge Park and its rich history. The tours begin Jan. 25 and last through Feb. 15:
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Joyce Carol Oates to speak in Brooklyn on Feb. 6

DUMBO
Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates’s latest, “Carthage,” plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl’s disappearance. … Full Article
 

Chocolate Works in the works

Brooklyn Heights
If only that were chocolate coming out of that truck chute! … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Appellate Court makes unprecedented ruling

Brooklyn Heights
The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has broken new legal ground in an unprecedented ruling allowing criminal defendants the opportunity to plead “actual innocence” when challenging a conviction. … Full Article
 

Mayor puts his ‘Vision Zero’ plan in motion

Downtown
Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an ambitious plan to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents on city streets down to zero in 10 years and ordered a group of agencies to work together to come up with a comprehensive road map on how to achieve that goal. … Full Article
 

BPL celebrates anniversary of new tech center

Crown Heights
This month, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its multifunctional, innovative technology center, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons.  … Full Article
 

That's amore: Closed-down cabaret's building for sale in Red Hook

Red Hook
The new cabaret at 18 Commerce St. was too highbrow to have strippers. It lasted about a nanosecond. … Full Article
 

Location, location, location: Artist Brice Marden buys Red Hook lot alongside daughter's home

Red Hook
It's a family affair over on Dikeman Street – and the family in question is a big deal in the art world. … Full Article
 

Metal fabricator building new Red Hook HQ with industrial-strength flood protection

Red Hook
There's a lonely little townhouse at 10 Coffey St., surrounded by vacant lots. But before you know it, the lost-looking building will have a spiffy new next-door neighbor at 20 Coffey St. … Full Article
 

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