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Grimm joined bipartisan group to reopen government

New York City’s only Republican in congress said he reached across the aisle to work with Democrats to help resolve the three-week-long impasse in Washington and get the federal government reopened. … Full Article
 

Eco dock opens at 69th Street pier

New York has a total of 525 miles of shoreline, but to the great frustration of city officials, not much of the waterfront is accessible for recreational use. … Full Article
 

Controversy erupts over Lhota's Borough Park synagogue stop

Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio on Thursday criticized his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, for campaigning in a Borough Park synagogue that would not allow women to enter. … Full Article
 

City approves Seth Low charter school plan

Over the loud objections of parents and teachers from Seth Low Intermediate School, the New York City Panel for Educational Policy voted to approve a controversial plan to house a Success Academy charter school at the Bensonhurst location. … Full Article
 

Recchia raises over $1 million for congress race

Call him Richie Rich. Or how about Recchia Rich? Term-limited Councilman Domenic Recchia, who is setting his sights on congress, boasted this week that he is breaking campaign fundraising records. … Full Article
 

Grimy Grimm? US Rep. denies having sex in Bay Ridge hipster bar bathroom

Was there a bathroom sex romp, or is the story an untrue allegation that is part of a Democratic-led smear campaign designed to embarrass an elected official? … Full Article
 

Brooklynite’s ‘Truth in Advertising’ now out in paperback

When we think of the advertising business, many of us conjure an outdated Mad Men-like scene, replete with dark drama fueled by a constant supply of alcohol. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy – but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine? … Full Article
 

MTA building elevator at New Utrecht Ave. subway station

Straphangers who have to transfer from the N train to the D train at New Utrecht Avenue station in Borough Park probably feel like they’re climbing Mount Everest. … Full Article
 

Columbus Day Parade provides stage for pols to hunt for votes

What’s a parade without politicians? The 32nd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade on Saturday provided a platform for elected officials and candidates running for political office to try to romance the borough’s voters. … Full Article
 

Liu says he saved the city $5 billion

Comptroller John Liu, who has less than three months left in office, summed up his career as the New York’s financial watchdog as a success, pointing out that he saved the city $5 billion by scrutinizing expenditures and bringing municipal government excesses to light. … Full Article
 

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