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Recchia quits NYC comptroller race

Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-Bensonhurst-Gravesend-Coney Island) stunned the political world on Tuesday by announcing that he won’t run for city comptroller in 2013. … Full Article

Obama OKs natural gas pipeline to Brooklyn via the Rockaways

President Barack Obama has signed legislation allowing a pipeline through New York's Gateway National Recreation Area. … Full Article

NIMBY! Greenfield and Recchia slam plan for drug rehab in Bensonhurst

A plan by a Queens-based group to open a treatment center for drug addicts in Bensonhurst is coming up against some fierce opposition from local residents, the community board, and City Council members. … Full Article

De Blasio, Crowley call for review of NYC 911 system after Sandy

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined Council Member Elizabeth Crowley in calling for a serious review of the New York City 911 system’s failure to keep up with call volume during Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Sandy victims coming down with coughs and rashes

Many Superstorm Sandy victims are coming down with serious debris-related illnesses, reports the New York Times. … Full Article

NYC says students hit by Sandy can take classes online

New York City teens impacted by Hurricane Sandy will be able to take many of their classes online, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said Tuesday. … Full Article

Buddhist group donates $10 million to NYC Superstorm Sandy victims

A Buddhist disaster relief organization is donating a whopping $10 million to Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, in the form of Visa debit cards.  … Full Article

FEMA opens recovery center in Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach is getting some much-needed post-Sandy attention from the federal government. … Full Article

East New York Retail Bldg Sells for $3.2M

Winick Realty Group reports the sale of a retail building in East New York. … Full Article

School leases 30,000-sq.ft. space in Gravesend

The YDE School, a religious private school that has been serving more than 400 children for the past two years, has signed a long-term lease to move its facilities to a building at 2533 Coney Island Ave. in Gravesend, according to Winick Realty Group. … Full Article


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