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Patrick O’Rourke Playground reopens after $1M renovation

A playground named in memory of a handicapped Dyker Heights man who touched many lives with his determination and spirit has been reopened now that the parks department has completed a $1 million renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article
 

Golden collects electronic trash for recycling

Bay Ridge residents came to a church parking lot on a recent Saturday afternoon to drop off their old television sets, worn out computers and obsolete VCRs for state Sen. Marty Golden, who gladly accepted the out-of-date electronic devices. No, Golden hasn’t become a collector of antiques. … Full Article
 
 

A visit to Bangla Nagar Supermarket in Kensington

Do you know what fresh Thai eggplant looks like? We didn't — until we went shopping the other day at Bangla Nagar Supermarket in Kensington. … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry Club essay contest focuses on naval hero

The life of the Revolutionary War naval hero Commodore John Barry will be the subject of a student essay contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based group bearing the name of the patriot. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols to worried Kensington Bangladeshi immigrants: We’ve got your back

Bangladeshi Muslims in Brooklyn’s Kensington community who — like immigrant groups across the U.S. — harbor fears of deportation in the wake of the election of Donald Trump had those fears eased somewhat by their local leaders and elected officials last week. … Full Article
 

Pols honor veterans with wreaths, certificates, breakfast

Elected officials in Southwest Brooklyn didn’t wait for Nov. 11 to honor local veterans. … Full Article
 

Gounardes raises more than $9,500 in marathon

Bay Ridge runner Andrew Gounardes was a man on a mission when it came to the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. … Full Article
 

Pols push housing bill after city vacates another Dyker Heights home

Elected officials pushing legislation to crack down on landlords of illegally converted homes seized upon a vacate order issued by the Department of Buildings (DOB) on a Dyker Heights house on Nov. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn proves unfriendly to election challengers

A closer look at the results from Tuesday’s election shows that once again Brooklyn was inhospitable territory to challengers seeking to oust incumbents. … Full Article
 

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