Trees damaging your sidewalk? Gonzalez funds $500,000 repair project

Everyone loves a beautiful tree-lined street. But what happens when underground tree roots start to grow so large that they cause the sidewalk to buckle? The result is a major headache for homeowners, who have to fix the sidewalk. … Full Article

Awww! Baby baboons romp at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo

Talk about cute: Two fuzzy young baboons can now be seen romping with their parents and other members of their baboon troop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum's Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition will wake you from your post-Thanksgiving coma

Tired of jousting with crowds for Black Friday bargains? Why not use your holiday cash this year at favorite neighborhood stores on Small Business Saturday and spend the Friday after Thanksgiving catching up on some gallery-hopping?  … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court celebrates National Adoption Day

November is National Adoption Month, and the Kings County Family Court celebrated in grand style. … Full Article

Atlantic Avenue tree-lighting ceremony set for Dec. 3

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will once again host its Annual Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities at the Belarusian Church at 401 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber helps soldiers overseas stay in touch with families

Don’t toss away that old cell phone! Bring it to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce instead and you’ll be making a military service member happy during the holidays. … Full Article

De Blasio gives Diamond hope for Red Hook trolley plan

Transit buff Robert Diamond -- whose plans for a trolley system serving Red Hook were at first supported by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) but then stymied by the agency in 2003 after he had already laid tracks on local streets -- feels that the election of Mayor-elect Bill de  … Full Article

Schumer tells Obama: Allow Filipinos to stay in US

Filipino nationals living in the US should be allowed to remain here while their typhoon-ravaged communities recover and rebuild, according to US Senator Charles Schumer. … Full Article

Park Slope’s CB6 sends NY Methodist expansion plan back to drawing board

After hearing from representatives of New York Methodist Hospital and close to 50 speakers during a four-hour hearing in Park Slope on Thursday night, Community Board 6's Landmarks/Land Use Committee rejected NY Methodist’s request for a zoning variance to construct a new, outsized ambulatory cen … Full Article

Empire Stores project seeks big-time chefs, artisanal food producers

Developer Midtown Equities is trying to draw top-flight foodies to a “large open marketplace” planned for the first floor of long-abandoned Empire Stores in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article


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