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INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Joggers escape runaway van by fraction of a second

A wild video showing a careening van barely missing two joggers by a fraction of a second before crashing into a Park Slope deli has been posted by CBS.

Surveillance cameras rolled on the scene at the Deli & Smoke Shop in Park Slope, at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, on Wednesday morning.

Dutch tourist Caroline DeJong and her friend were out for what could easily have been their last jog.


City Council bill urges survival for Brooklyn’s LICH

The full New York City Council voted Thursday afternoon in favor of a resolution to save Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from shuttering.

The non-binding resolution, introduced by City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, calls on the State University of New York and the State Department of Health to work with stakeholders to find a new owner for the 150-year old Cobble Hill institution.


Upstairs, Downstairs: Everyone pleased on unique Montague Street

The historic Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is a very unusual street. On one end stands the huge civic center of Borough Hall, on the other is the promenade, while the four blocks in between are comprised of restaurants and retail stores that feature beautiful architecture.

Adding to Montague Street's uniqueness is the fact that several of the commercial spaces on the block are not actually on street level - many of them are above or below on the parlor level, the garden level, or even on the second floor.


Velazquez sponsors bills to help Sandy victims find new homes

Six months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, residents in neighborhoods that took the hardest hit from the hurricane are still struggling to find housing, according to US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who said she has introduced legislation aimed at helping displaced homeowners.


SPOTLIGHT: Deborah Hallen, secretary of Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library and its allied support organization, the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Inc. have been much in the news lately, with the controversial proposal to sell the library property to a developer.


Nets have been there, done that

The Nets' first two games against the Bulls in this best-of-7 first-round playoff series were a microcosm of the first two months of their historic debut season in our fair borough.

After jumping out of the gate with an 11-4 start in November, the Nets fell to 14-14 by late December as Deron Williams struggled to find his scoring touch and Avery Johnson was shown the door despite his lofty status as the league's reigning Coach of the Month.


LIU-Brooklyn to honor alumnus who scored first basket in NBA

Oscar “Ossie” B. Schectman made LIU a household name in the world of college basketball in the 1940s. A pioneer of the National Basketball Association, he scored the very first basket in NBA history.
On Thursday, May 16, at its commencement ceremonies at Barclays Center, LIU Brooklyn will honor Schectman for his achievements on and off the court with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.


Vote on Brooklyn’s LICH Wednesday at City Council

On Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. the New York City Council’s health committee will vote on a resolution supporting Long Island College Hospital (LICH), threatened with closure.


Quinn-Bashing breaks out at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce mayoral forum

Small business was the theme of Tuesday’s debate among this year’s Democratic mayoral hopefuls at St. Francis College.

But within a short time, criticism of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her support of Mayor Bloomberg’s 2008 bid for a third term came to the fore, with three of the participants delivering sharp criticisms of their fellow candidate.



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