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Brooklyn takes its trendy artisanal food to the bank

DUMBO
From cafes to artisanal pickle makers and craft beer manufacturers, Brooklyn’s burgeoning food scene is an engine of job growth for the borough. … Full Article
 

Five-year extension planned for East River Ferry

Williamsburg
There's good news for New Yorkers who fancy the East River Ferry: The city is looking to extend the popular service until at least 2019. … Full Article
 

Prospect Park bike lane goes back to court

Park Slope
On Thursday, the state Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed the lower court’s statute-of-limitations dismissal and ordered a factual hearing on whether or not the Prospect Park West bike lane was installed on a trial or a permanent basis. … Full Article
 

ASK THE D.A.: Protecting your PIN number

Downtown
Following a number of inquiries concerning fraud related crimes, this week’s “Ask the DA” offers some suggestions which will help safeguard your bank and cell phone PIN (personal identification number). … Full Article
 
 

First Unitarian Church adds family Service to its beloved candlelight tradition

Brooklyn Heights
First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn will hold two services this Christmas Eve, December 24th. Besides its well-known and popular Candlelight Service at 5 p.m., a “family-friendly” is offered. … Full Article
 

Legal Review & Comment: Aftermath of tragedy- more views on parents' accountability for acts of their children

Downtown
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, many have been searching for answers and seeking to identify the cause of this senseless massacre.  Others have used the mass killing of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a sign for action.   … Full Article
 

Admirals Row supermarket takes a big step forward

Navy Yard
The long saga of plans for a supermarket at the former Admirals Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard took a big step forward on Wednesday when the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman works with Asian-Americans on anti-smoking campaign

Sunset Park
The rate of cigarette smoking among New York City’s Asian Americans, particularly men, is a source of major concern in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook), who said she has started a new anti-smoking campaign with local groups. … Full Article
 

Fifth grader wins $500 for school by drawing her favorite teacher

Sunset Park
The next time your child picks up a paper and some crayons and starts drawing, it could lead to an influx of cash. That’s what happened to Kayla Torres, a fifth grader at P.S. 172 in Sunset Park, who won a cool $500 for her school by drawing a picture of her favorite teacher. … Full Article
 

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