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Pols say Sandy victims hit with building code violations

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy swept into New York City, homeowners are still suffering, this time in the pocketbook, according to two Brooklyn lawmakers who said that property owners are being hit with violations as they struggle to rebuild. … Full Article
 

More cops to walk the beat in Coney Island

It’s winter, but in Coney Island, thoughts are already turning to summer. … Full Article
 

City asks landlords to rent to Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy victims whose homes are being rebuilt are getting help from the de Blasio administration in finding temporary housing during the construction. … Full Article
 

NY Aquarium discovers shark nursery ground in New York waters

Scientists and veterinarians working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island have discovered something noteworthy in the near shore waters of Long Island’s Great South Bay: a nursery ground for the sand tiger shark, a fearsome-looking but non-aggressi … Full Article
 

Brooklyn, Staten Island running clubs take Polar Plunge for a good cause

On New Year's Day, about 40 members of the Prospect Park Track Club and the Staten Island Athletic Club came together to participate in the annual Polar Plunge at Coney Island Beach.  … Full Article
 

Oh, Baby! New Year off to great start for families

While most people were popping champagne corks, blowing horns and tossing confetti to celebrate the New Year, Stephanie Diaz ushered in 2016 by giving birth at Coney Island Hospital. … Full Article
 

Build it Back opening new construction centers

The city’s Build It Back program, established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to help homeowners rebuild their houses, is moving toward its goal of completing its work by the end of 2016, according to officials, who announced that the program is transitioning its case management centers to  … Full Article
 

Report: Brooklyn NYCHA buildings have most sex offenders

Local elected officials reacted with shock and anger to an alarming report by a state senator and city councilmember revealing that a large number of registered sex offenders are living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Maisel thrives on being problem solver

Councilmember Alan Maisel was deeply concerned not too long ago about a proposal by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a bike lane on East 108th Street in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Weinstein one of Assembly’s longstanding members

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein has an interesting collection of pens in her district office on Nostrand Avenue. But they’re not just any pens. Framed and hanging on a wall, the pens signify her longevity and her clout in the state Legislature. … Full Article
 

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