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Bensonhurst block to get tough love from Sanitation Dept.

A longstanding problem on one of Southwest Brooklyn’s busiest commercial corridors involving trash, illegal parking and catch basins clogged with cooking grease is coming under scrutiny by the city’s Department of Sanitation after a local lawmaker and community officials demanded action. … Full Article
 

brooklynONE brings ‘Godspell’ back to Dyker Heights

If you enjoyed the brooklynONE Productions presentation of the musical “Godspell” in a Dyker Heights church earlier this summer and were hoping for a repeat performance, your prayers have been answered. … Full Article
 
 

Bensonhurst’s annual Santa Rosalia Feast off to another successful start

A Bensonhurst tradition continues. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia, which starts at 68th Street and ends at Bay Ridge Parkway along 18th Avenue, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, began last week. … Full Article
 

Pakistani festival canceled after rival groups both file applications

A street festival scheduled for last Sunday on Coney Island Avenue in Ditmas Park, celebrating the 72nd anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, was canceled by the city because of disputes between different Pakistani-American organizations that had filed conflictin … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s second-most expensive home is a Bay Ridge villa

Brooklyn’s second-most expensive home just hit the market with an asking price of $15 million. … Full Article
 

Social Security building in New Utrecht has been closed since spring

Senior citizens and the disabled living in Bensonhurst and surrounding communities have had to go further afield when they need to visit a Social Security office since this past spring, when the local office was closed because of the building’s deteriorated condition. … Full Article
 

Reaching-Out Services seeks supplies for back-to-school drive

Hundreds of Brooklyn kids whose parents are struggling financially will still be able to start school in style next month, thanks to a nonprofit group that is organizing a backpack giveaway to take place next week. … Full Article
 

School board colleague urges city to name street after DiMango

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91. … Full Article
 

Is Brooklyn street co-named after Haitian hero — or mass murderer?

The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to approve a controversial proposal to co-name a Brooklyn street after a man who led Haiti’s historic slave rebellion — but who also brutally massacred thousands of innocents. … Full Article
 

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