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Flooded in Sandy, Jane’s Carousel gets extra protection

One of the lasting images of Sandy’s destruction was of Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park submerged in floodwater. … Full Article
 

Lhota unfazed by eye-opening poll numbers

He’s 43 points behind his rival in the latest poll, but Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota isn’t worried, according to his campaign spokeswoman. … Full Article
 

Take One: Opening panels at Real Estate conference attract 650 to Steiner Studios

Anything but Williamsburg – please! There are plenty of hot Brooklyn neighborhoods besides Billyburg in the borough of Kings, developers and money men told a crowd convened Tuesday at the Massey Knakal Real Estate Summit. … Full Article
 

Lentol wants next mayor to lower fees at parks

While Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are presenting their cases to the public on who should be the city’s next mayor, one north Brooklyn lawmaker said he wants whoever is elected to give park users a break. … Full Article
 

Party like it’s 1720 at the Waterfront Barge’s 'Pirate Ball'

Get yourself to Red Hook and get your pirate on. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn judge sanctions insurance company for failure to follow ethics rules

An employee of an insurance company embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit was sanctioned $10,000 for an attempt to make contact with plaintiffs without the plaintiff’s attorney. … Full Article
 

Bishop names Msgr. Harrington rector of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral

As of this year, Brooklyn’s Catholic community has two cathedrals – the traditional seat of the bishop. Saint James, in downtown Brooklyn, has been a cathedral since the founding of the Brooklyn Diocese in 1853. … Full Article
 

Kerouac's 'Mexican Girl' brought to life in ‘Mañana Means Heaven’

As Jack Kerouac described her, she was "the cutest little Mexican girl" who happened across his path at a bus stop in Bakersfield, Calif., and became "Terry" in his classic novel, "On the Road." In reality, Kerouac scholars knew she was a woman named Bea Franco, but despite many efforts over the  … Full Article
 

Gonzalez provides funding for psychosocial treatment program

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) announced that she has obtained $268,000 in City Council funding to support a program at Lutheran Family Health Centers that helps people suffering from serious mental illnesses to lead productive lives. … Full Article
 

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