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Advocates push for bike-pedestrian lane on Verrazano Bridge

Bicyclists and pedestrians should be able cross the Verrazano Bridge just like motorists do, according to a group of advocates pushing for a special lane to be installed on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. … Full Article
 

Cops, firefighters are in Golden’s corner

State Sen. Golden, a retired police officer, has won the support of cops and firefighters in his bid for a seventh term in office. … Full Article
 

Teachout endorses Kemmerer for state senate in Bay Ridge

Jamie Kemmerer, the Democrat hoping to unseat longtime state Sen. … Full Article
 

Midwood woman, turning 107, shares her memories of turn-of-the-century Brooklyn

She remembers when streetlamps were lit by hand, and when subways cost five cents a ride. She remembers when Borough Park and Flatbush were mostly farmland and her family bought their fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author pieces together, publishes late grandmother’s novella

Talent often runs in the family. Author and Brooklynite Amy Shearn’s family is no exception. … Full Article
 
 

St. Patrick students walk in memory of academy's maintenance coordinator

It isn’t just the teachers who influence students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy. The students dedicated this year’s annual school walk-a-thon, which took place on Oct. 2, to the memory of Thomas J. … Full Article
 

Grand Street rebounds from loss to Lincoln by beating New Utrecht

Grand Street Campus was leading New Utrecht 19-6 early in the fourth quarter as the Utes were steadily marching downfield toward the end zone. … Full Article
 

Residents fear for Vitagraph smokestack, last remnant of silent film studio

Midwood residents fear the last remnant of an historical film era may soon be demolished. “The legendary Vitagraph smokestack is in danger of being torn down!” said Ellen Levitt, a lifelong Brooklynite and Midwood resident since 1971. … Full Article
 

Mary Nolan wins O’Dwyer Award for service

Bay Ridge resident Mary Nolan, president of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, received the Paul O’Dwyer Award at the Great Irish Fair held recently in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

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