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Help for photos damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Red Hook
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
 

New school zoning plan for Park Slope

Park Slope
The Department of Education unveiled a revised proposal on Tuesday to rezone Park Slope’s highly sought-after schools, expanding the number of families who would be cut from Public School 321’s zone, but leaving P.S. 39’s boundaries alone, according to the New York Times.  While P.S. … Full Article
 

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant
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
 

'Buckets of Love' at Saint Saviour High School

Park Slope
Jumping into action after the storm, students at Saint Saviour High School in Park Slope collected 60 buckets filled with various cleaning supplies to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Fifteen of the buckets were sent to the Red Cross in Staten Island through the organization "Open Doors … Full Article
 

Changes to two Brooklyn Heights properties considered by Landmarks next Tuesday

Brooklyn Heights
Consideration by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) of two Brooklyn Heights development projects will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 Centre St. in Manhattan. 70 Henry St.  … Full Article
 

Conversion candidate in Williamsburg on market

Williamsburg
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services reports a new listing for a newly constructed eight-story 19-unit residential building in Williamsburg. This multifamily property, at 143 Skillman Ave., is owned by a local partnership.  … Full Article
 

Lander asks developer to withdraw Gowanus plan, work on longterm planning

Gowanus
City Councilmember Brad Lander is calling on the Lightstone Group to withdraw its application to build a large residential development on the banks of the Gowanus Canal — and, instead, to participate in a comprehensive planning process for the area.  … Full Article
 

Housing Authority tells Sandy victims lacking power: 'Pay Up'

Red Hook
Public tenants living in shocking conditions -- without heat, hot water and electricity for weeks -- will still have pay their full rent, said NYCHA Chairman John Rhea on Monday while visiting devastated Red Hook. … Full Article
 

Screaming, ‘out-of-control’ Bieber fans alarm Barclays neighbors

Atlantic Yards
Hundreds of screaming young fans of pop star Justin Bieber gathered on the streets and sidewalks near Barclays Center on Monday night before the show and chased a tour bus they believed had Bieber in it down residential Dean Street, reports Peter Krashes of the Dean Street Block Association on th … Full Article
 

The Heights Players presents Agatha Christie’s `Verdict’

Brooklyn Heights
On the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Heights Players at 26 Willow Place, we were transferred to England in one of the most unusual plays written by Agatha Christie.  … Full Article
 

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