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DOT agrees to move ‘cash cow’ speed camera

A speed camera sitting at the end of a Belt Parkway exit ramp that has been the target of numerous complaints from drivers charging that it’s nothing but a cash cow for the city is going to be moved to a different location. … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols warn: Beware of phone scammers

You’re sitting at home watching “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC and you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who tells you that you owe a fortune in back taxes and that if you don’t pay up immediately, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. … Full Article

Dyker Heights civic leader offers bold idea to NYC

Fran Vella-Marrone, a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, has a counter-proposal to the city’s plan to raise water rates by 3.24 percent this year. … Full Article

Bay Ridge community board asks city for better bike lanes

Bay Ridge could soon become a bicycle rider’s paradise if the city’s Department of Transportation goes along with a request made by the local community board. … Full Article

Mismatch Day gives kids chance to make creative clothing choices

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Mismatch Day event on April 17 created a lively atmosphere that helped to boost school spirit while encouraging creativity and acceptance. … Full Article

City gives Bay Ridge go-ahead for Summer Stroll on 3rd

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved plans by the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to host another series of Summer Stroll events this July and August. … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk matches artists with merchants

Organizers of the Storefront Art Walk in Bay Ridge recently played the role of matchmaker, bringing together talented artists and savvy local merchants for a special exhibition. … Full Article

Sanitation Dept. expands organic recycling in Bay Ridge

More Bay Ridge residents will be asked to collect their after-dinner table scraps as part of the Department of Sanitation’s organic recycling effort, according to a local official who said the agency is expanding a pilot program already underway in the neighborhood. … Full Article

Colton organizing Bensonhurst trash plant protest

Undaunted by the start of construction of a new Department of Sanitation trash processing plant in Bensonhurst, Assemblymember Bill Colton is organizing a rally to protest the facility. … Full Article

NYC council says credit check ban will help end job discrimination

If you’re applying for a job and your prospective employer demands to see your credit history, that employer could be violating New York City law. … Full Article


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