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Awesome ‘Global Rainbow’ over NYC honors Sandy victims

Brooklyn Heights
A monumental display of laser beams shooting across the sky over the city amazed those who happened to look up last night. … Full Article
 

Gowanus residents hear report on toxins found in wake of Sandy

Cobble Hill
When the waters of the Gowanus Canal gushed over its banks during Hurricane Sandy, flooding the streets and the basements of homes and businesses nearby, it was not the water itself that most worried residents and officials. … Full Article
 

Silver predicts he'll be cleared in Lopez harass probe

Williamsburg
ALBANY— Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he expects to be vindicated in an ethics probe into the $103,000 settlement he approved to end sexual harassment claims against fellow Democrat Vito Lopez of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Controversial ‘sexist’ statue moving to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

Greenwood Heights
“Civic Virtue,” a controversial and deteriorating marble statue depicting a muscle-bound young man (representing virtue) trampling upon two reclining young women (representing graft and corruption) is finally moving from Kew Gardens, Queens, to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, according to the  … Full Article
 

Film crews add to Red Hook's Sandy woe

Red Hook
Not only do the beleaguered residents of Red Hook have to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but now a film crew is back in the neighborhood --  causing traffic jams and blocking parking spaces locals need to continue digging out from the storm’s damage, the  … Full Article
 

EPA answers residents' concerns about Gowanus flooding

Gowanus
At a meeting held by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez to address concerns about toxic sludge left behind by the Gowanus Canal after Hurricane Sandy, EPA Regional Manager Judith Enck said that bacteria levels were very high -- but toxin sediment at the bottom of the canal remained undisturbed. … Full Article
 

$90.5 million renovation of 25 Washington Avenue underway

Navy Yard
The $90.5 million renovation of 25 Washington Avenue, the future site of graduate film studies for Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, is underway, Brownstoner … Full Article
 

Young man leaps to death from Brooklyn Bridge

DUMBO
A 19-year-old man leapt to his death Tuesday morning from the Brooklyn Bridge during morning rush hour traffic, the New York Post reports. … Full Article
 

City wants to close 24 more schools

Downtown
The city’s Department of Education has added two dozen schools – including George Westinghouse, Boys and Girls High, and Sheepshead Bay High School -- to the list of schools the city is considering closing,  … Full Article
 

NYU on the `CUSP’ of MetroTech launch

Downtown
NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) Tuesday announced that it will launch its inaugural programs and host its first class of 50 students at MetroTech.  … Full Article
 

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