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Hills & Gardens—November 8, 2012

Super storm Sandy sandbagged the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade and tabled Park Slope’s, but with the help of Captain Jeffrey Schiff, who honored a permit, and the multi-tasking officers of the 76th Precinct, the Cobble Hill Costume Parade was a “go.”  As with all city parks, Cobble Hill Park … Full Article
 

Gas shortages frustrate Brooklyn drivers

Line in Sunset Park Stretched 2½ Miles Like almost everywhere else in the Northeast, gas shortages in Brooklyn in the wake of Superstorm Sandy gave rise to frustration. … Full Article
 

Downtown Brooklyn sees damage from Sandy

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), although still in the process of assessing the damage in its three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and the BAM Cultural District, reports there was no major damage and no injuries to security workers. … Full Article
 

Police summoned over NYC bus line-cutter

Police were summoned at a Brooklyn shuttle bus waiting area when a man and woman tried to cut a two-block line. A straphanger yelled: "Officer! Officer! That guy just cut the line!" The police came and dragged the couple away, as they protested loudly. … Full Article
 

NY Methodist meets storm’s challenges

During Hurricane Sandy, lines stretched out the door as New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope provided free breakfast and lunch for employees. Meanwhile, all hands were on deck in the hospital's Emergency Department throughout the storm. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s River Cafe swamped by Sandy's surge

It may be on a converted barge, but because the famous River Café restaurant under the Brooklyn Bridge is attached to dry land, it was unable to ride out Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. The restaurant says it will be closed until further notice for cleaning and repairs. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn legal community still trying to get its footing after Sandy

For the better part of this week, New Yorkers have been reeling from the aftermath of super-storm Sandy.  Within the Brooklyn legal community, courts have been closed and cases have been delayed. … Full Article
 

Shuttle buses to Manhattan, but you’ll have to wait

Huge crowds lined up for the shuttle buses from Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan on Thursday morning as subway service between the boroughs remains canceled. Passengers said they had waited hours to get on the shuttle, which ends up at 57th Street in Manhattan. … Full Article
 

`Bible Storyland’ coming to Crown Heights Film Fest

Bible Storyland,” a film about an ill-fated 1960s theme park whose exhibits were based on biblical scenes, will have its New York city premiere on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Crown Heights Film Festival. … Full Article
 

Nets do the 'Right Thing': Push opener to Saturday night

When you've waited over 55 years for a major pro sports franchise to call your own, what's another two days? … Full Article
 

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