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Brooklyn Recovery Fund announces first grants; Coney, Red Hook are major recipients

The recently formed Brooklyn Recovery Fund this week announced the first group of grants to neighborhood organizations, and the lion’s share of the grants were to organizations in Coney Island and Red Hook – both neighborhoods that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
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Applications open for 5,000 Sandy jobs

Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that the state has secured a grant that will hire more than 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to clean up after Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

In a big step for Coney, Key Food reopens

On Saturday, Coney Island residents celebrated a major milestone in its recovery efforts as the Key Food at West 34th Street and Neptune Avenue reopened its doors for the first time since Hurricane Sandy swamped the neighborhood.   … Full Article
 

Boardwalk: Disaster’s over, but cleanup remains

In Coney Island and Brighton Beach along the boardwalk, the disaster is over, but a big, expensive cleanup lies ahead. … Full Article
 

Mayor Bloomberg defends city's 911 system after Sandy glitches

The city’s $2 billion 911 call system failed the most vulnerable caught in Sandy’s wrath, survivors told the New York Post. … Full Article
 

Something stinks in Manhattan Beach

Residents of 301 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach building say an “intolerable” stench has developed as a result of flood waters mixing with barrels of oil located in the basement. News reports say the smell is so bad that it has forced everyone to move out. … Full Article
 

Help for photos damaged by Hurricane Sandy

High waters from superstorm Sandy destroyed many precious and irreplaceable photographs. A growing corps of volunteers from Brooklyn-based Cherished Albums Restoration Effort (CARE) is offering free digital restoration services for folks whose salvaged photos have been damaged. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pot dealer donates to Hurricane Sandy victims

A Brooklyn pot dealer donated half of his proceeds made over two days last week to victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to the Huffington Post. … Full Article
 

Sea Gate still waiting for storm barriers

Sea Gate, a Brooklyn neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy, has spent over two decades waiting for storm protection, according to a story in Tuesday’s  … Full Article
 

$28 million grant to bring 10 miles of ‘Select Bus Service’ to Brooklyn

A $28 million federal Department of Transportation grant will fund nearly 10 miles of Select Bus Service lanes, newly paved streets, bus bulb-outs and other improvements throughout Brooklyn, from Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay. … Full Article
 

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