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PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

Welcome to the world's happiest 5K.

More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of "The Happiest 5K On The Planet."

The for-profit run/walk where runners are given white t-shirts and a colorful headband before sending them off to pass through four different stations where they are dusted with blue, purple, green and yellow dyed cornmeal that covers their clothes and, especially, their skin.


Does New York State owe you money?

New York State is holding onto billions of dollars and some of that money could belong to you.

Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli are teaming up to help southern Brooklyn residents determine if they have money coming to them out of the state’s “unclaimed funds” holdings.


Council looks to slow down drivers near schools

School’s out for the summer, but in the City Council, school is very much on members’ minds.

Brooklyn council members are working on ways, both big and small, to force motorists to slow down when driving past school buildings.

In Gravesend, Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) teamed up with a political ally, Assemblyman Bill Colton (Gravesend-Bensonhurst), to convince the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a speed bump on the street outside PS 95 to slow down speeding drivers as they pass the school.


Follow the Yellow Brook Road to free ‘Wizard of Oz’ screening!

A free screening of the film classic, “The Wizard of Oz” will take place in Colonel Marcus Park in Gravesend this Sunday, June 29, thanks to council members David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, who are jointly presenting the movie showing.

The screening will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the park, located at Avenue P and East 5th Street. Residents are invited to bring chairs and blankets to sit on. 


Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Brownsville shooting

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured.


Treyger opens his second district office

Councilman Mark Treyger opened his second district office on Sunday by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greeting large crowds of constituents who said they were grateful the lawmaker has established a new foothold in southern Brooklyn.

Treyger’s new district office is located at 2015 Stillwell Ave. in Gravesend and will serve as an additional location constituents can come to for help. The Gravesend spot nicely compliments his original district office, located at 445 Neptune Ave. in Coney Island, the councilman said.


Cameras to go up at tragic Brooklyn housing project, among others

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday joined public housing residents in East New York, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair Shola Olatoye, and Councilmember Inez Barron to announce the start of a long-overdue security camera installation at Boulevard Houses in East New York, where two children were stabbed last week, one fatally, while riding an elevator, and five other developments around the city.


Chamber of Commerce aims to help veteran-owned businesses

As a lieutenant colonel, Irving Donaldson led the 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, into Iraq in 2004.

His Iraq service came at the tail end of a long military career for Donaldson, who also served for a time in Kuwait. It was during his tour of duty there that he got an idea for a business he wanted to start when his military service ended and he returned to civilian life. Today, he is the proud owner of Blue Alert LLC, a Canarsie-based company that does embroidery on shirts, jackets and accessories, as well as digital printing.


Stabbing victim's dad: 'What made you do this?'

The father of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in a knife attack in a public housing project elevator said Thursday that if he saw the suspect, he'd ask him, "What made you do this to a little baby?"

Daniel St. Hubert, an ex-con, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing of Prince Joshua Avitto. The boy's friend, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers, was critically injured in the attack Sunday in Brooklyn.


Police arrest man in elevator stabbing of boy, 6

A man believed to have stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injured a 7-year-old girl in a knife attack in a public housing building elevator that didn't have security cameras was arrested just minutes after the mayor and the police commissioner publicly identified him and appealed for help catching him, police said.



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