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‘Historic Flatbush’ is topic of talk at New Utrecht Reformed Church

Flatbush
Flatbush, a neighborhood filled with landmarks and Victorian era homes, will be the subject of a talk by Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger, who will also draw upon his collection of more than 3,000 images of old Brooklyn during his presentation. … Full Article
 

Nursing student, teacher-in-training win church scholarships

Bay Ridge
Two students – one studying nursing and the other planning to become a special education teacher – received $500 scholarships from the congregation of a Bay Ridge church which established the fund in memory of a deceased church member. … Full Article
 

Got a broom? Colton wants to clean up Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst
The streets of Bensonhurst will get a much-needed makeover on Saturday, thanks to volunteers taking part in a big community cleanup organized by Assemblyman Bill Colton. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Election Roundup: Landslide wins for Gentile, Greenfield, Treyger

Bay Ridge
Democrat Vincent Gentile won re-election to his Bay Ridge City Council seat in a landslide on Tuesday, easily defeating John Quaglione, his Republican-Conservative opponent, by a nearly two-to-one margin, a victory that propels him to the top ranks of the council. … Full Article
 

Prospect Lefferts Gardens– The next development frontier

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been discovered by developers armed with plans to transform vacant lots into residential developments on or near Flatbush Avenue. … Full Article
 

Bette Midler donates trees to obscure Bay Ridge highway noise

Bay Ridge
The Divine Miss M is helping Bay Ridge residents get more ZZZZs. … Full Article
 
 

Here's a roundup of council races around the borough

Bay Ridge
As voters get ready to head to the polls on Election Day, City Council candidates in several districts around Brooklyn are busy making a last minute push for votes in hopes of achieving victory. There are a number of intriguing races around the borough. … Full Article
 

Golden salutes military veterans at breakfast event

Bay Ridge
Brooklyn veterans ranging in age from senior citizens who fought in World War II to young men in their 30’s who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed a big breakfast of eggs, French toast, sausages, bacon and fresh fruit at the Bay Ridge Manor Friday morning, and state S … Full Article
 

Mayoral candidates make last-minute push for votes in southern Brooklyn

Bay Ridge
In the last days of the mayoral contest, both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota hit the campaign trail in southern Brooklyn, greeting voters at subway stations, visiting sports bars, and in Lhota’s case chatting on the phone with a supporter at a storefront campaign headquart … Full Article
 

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