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Oh, Baby! New Year off to great start for families

While most people were popping champagne corks, blowing horns and tossing confetti to celebrate the New Year, Stephanie Diaz ushered in 2016 by giving birth at Coney Island Hospital. … Full Article
 

Build it Back opening new construction centers

The city’s Build It Back program, established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to help homeowners rebuild their houses, is moving toward its goal of completing its work by the end of 2016, according to officials, who announced that the program is transitioning its case management centers to  … Full Article
 

Report: Brooklyn NYCHA buildings have most sex offenders

Local elected officials reacted with shock and anger to an alarming report by a state senator and city councilmember revealing that a large number of registered sex offenders are living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Maisel thrives on being problem solver

Councilmember Alan Maisel was deeply concerned not too long ago about a proposal by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a bike lane on East 108th Street in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Weinstein one of Assembly’s longstanding members

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein has an interesting collection of pens in her district office on Nostrand Avenue. But they’re not just any pens. Framed and hanging on a wall, the pens signify her longevity and her clout in the state Legislature. … Full Article
 

‘Visions of an American Dreamland’: New book and Brooklyn Museum exhibit highlight Coney Island

My parents first took me to Astroland, the amusement park at Coney Island, when I was 6 years old. The place terrified me. I told my father I never wanted to go back — and he told me I was a sissy. … Full Article
 

Pols to MTA: Fix subways, buses in Southwest Brooklyn

Southwest Brooklyn residents need better transportation services for an easier commute to and from work, according to a group of elected officials who held a press conference outside the F train’s Neptune Avenue station Monday to demand action from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority  … Full Article
 

Bath Beach eyesore 85 Bay 8th St. sells for almost $1 Million

Drama, drama and more drama. So many people showed up for the five-hour sale closing that they couldn't all fit into the conference room. The deal was so complex that the closing was postponed — twice. It didn't get done till the third time it was scheduled. … Full Article
 
 

Senators announce $1.25 million for immigrant assistance

A Brighton Beach-Manhattan Beach group that helps immigrants is one of the organizations that will receive a portion of a $1,250,000 pot being handed out by the federal government to community-based groups, according to New York’s two senators. … Full Article
 

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