Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration p … Full Article

New York may have dodged Hurricane Joaquin, but wind and rain lash coast

The odds of dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin scoring a direct hit on New York are now very low as forecasts have the hurricane passing well off the eastern coast. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton advocates raise funds to fight for base’s survival

The Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee held a dinner Thursday night to raise funds for a fight it hopes it never has to have. … Full Article

Friday Oct. 2, Our World In Pictures

OREGON — Students Mourn Shootout Losses: Meriah Calvert prays by candles spelling out the initials for Umpqua Community College after a candlelight vigil in Roseburg on Thursday. A man opened fire at the school before dying in a shootout with police. … Full Article

Cuomo: State preparing for Hurricane Joaquin worst case scenario

It’s still too early to predict where or even if Hurricane Joaquin will hit New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that the state and agencies like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the MTA are making preparations just in case. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo: Get ready for possible hit from Hurricane Joaquin

While it’s still too early to predict with certainty, the National Hurricane Center’s computer models show a possibility of newly-declared Hurricane Joaquin hitting the East Coast of the U.S. … Full Article

‘Slow Zone’ rolling out in Brooklyn Heights

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun implementing a Slow Zone in Brooklyn Heights. The Slow Zone will lower the speed limit in the Heights to 20 mph, and install 21 speed humps, according to the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA). … Full Article

Report: Higher ed pumps nearly $3 billion annually into Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges, universities and law school annually pump nearly $3 billion into the local economy, generate nearly $17 million in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than 22,000 jobs, a study released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has found. … Full Article

Malliotakis to co-host pet adoption at Third Ave. Festival

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is teaming up with the organization Pet Lovers United Together as One (PLUTO) to host a pet adoption event at the Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge on Oct. 4. … Full Article

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Bushwick

The American Red Cross will be in Bushwick on Saturday, Oct. 3, to install free smoke alarms. The free installation is part of the organization’s new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton has civilians in its corner

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton is a military installation, but it has plenty of civilians willing to fight for it. … Full Article


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