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Community Board 10 tells city: Fix Dyker Park bathrooms!

If you go to Dyker Beach Park to play softball or sit on a bench to enjoy nature, you will have a big problem if nature calls. … Full Article

Operation 'to catch a thief’ catches art theft on video

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice on Monday announced the indictment of Joselito Vega, 42, for money laundering as part of a stolen art scheme. … Full Article

Golden days for schools! Senator gets $400,000 for computers

Students in six public schools in southern Brooklyn will be seeing technology upgrades in their classrooms, thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden, who secured funding in the state budget for laptop computers, Smart Boards, and other 21st Century educational tools.  … Full Article

Group denies selling private student data would hurt students

In the wake of mounting criticism of a plan to share the private records of New York City public school students with businesses that market educational products, the organization that would be assisting the city’s Department of Education is seeking to clarify its role in the p … Full Article

Walcott defends plan to release student records to private biz

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott defended a controversial plan to allow private businesses to get a look at information about public school students, … Full Article

Empty Bowls Project raises funds for food pantries

Can an empty bowl feel a hungry person? A group of Brooklyn artists is about to find out. … Full Article

City hit with bipartisan criticism for water rate hike

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle threw cold water on the city’s plans to raise H2O usage rates, as Democrats and Republicans alike blasted the idea at public hearings. … Full Article

City Council to tweak muni-meters to give drivers a break

Muni-meters will be reprogrammed to fix a few kinks that have frustrated drivers parking on local streets, Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced May 1. … Full Article

Schools chancellor coming to Bensonhurst for town hall

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will speak at a Bensonhurst town hall hosted by the Community Education Council of District 20 on May 2, Council President Laurie Windsor announced. … Full Article

4th Ave pedestrian struck by SUV dies

The woman who was hit by an SUV while crossing a Bay Ridge intersection April 30 has died from her injuries, according to police. Capt. Richard DiBlasio, commanding officer of the 68th Precinct, made the announcement on May 1. “Sad news. … Full Article


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