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Boaters want to help landlubbers survive the next storm

The crew of the Mary A. Whalen started storm preparations four days before Hurricane Sandy was expected to strike last October. An elementary school class had just finished its visit when the crew began clearing the deck and securing dock lines. … Full Article
 

‘What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?’

When David Harris-Gershon’s wife Jamie was severely injured in the 2002 bombing at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he was devastated, confused and angry. … Full Article
 

Grande Dame of historical buildings now more seductive to public visits

History lives at 128 Pierrepont St. – and now a new gift shop, classroom and galleries will make it more consumer-friendly. … Full Article
 

City pushes ahead with controversial plan for homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens

More than 1,000 residents of Carroll Gardens have signed a petition against a homeless shelter for 170 single men planned fo … Full Article
 

Futuristic automatic pay toilet coming to Downtown Brooklyn

A “cutting-edge” automatic public toilet (APT) is coming to Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Protection of witness not a valid reason to revoke defendant’s bail, judge rules

The District Attorney’s office is not permitted to revoke a defendant’s bail on the sole grounds that it is protecting a trial witness, a Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ruled this month.  … Full Article
 

Watchtower Tunnels: Mysterious, lingering remnants of a ministerial Heights presence

The Watchtower tunnels are for real – and the city collects thousands of dollars each year for their use, Department of Finance records reveal. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn swimming pool to double as skating rink

 Now that summer is over, a Brooklyn swimming pool will be put to a new use: An ice skating rink. The rink at McCarren Park Pool will open on Nov. 15. It's located on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border. … Full Article
 

City Parks Foundations's "Youth Made Media" program offers Brooklyn teens free film production and new media skills

Brooklyn teenagers learn to use software to create movies, documentaries and narratives through Youth Made Media (YM2), a program of the nonprofit City Parks Foundation that offers young people, ages 13 to 19 from low-income communities, a structured learning experience in video and audio p … Full Article
 

Participatory budgeting comes to Sunset Park, Red Hook

Hey, residents of Sunset Park and Red Hook, think you can do a better job of spending taxpayer money than the city does? Here’s your chance! … Full Article
 

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