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New York City was a sea of pink this past weekend, as nearly 3,000 participants joined in the epic two-day, 39.3 mile 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York, which raised $7 million for b … Full Article

PHOTO: Eric Adams welcomes Brooklyn Bolts at Borough Hall

In anticipation of the first professional football game played in Brooklyn since 1944, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilmember Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura welcomed the Brooklyn Bolts in a special ceremony at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born ice cream icon Jerry Greenfield to speak at St. Francis College

Brooklyn-born Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. will be the 2014 Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series speaker at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., on Monday, Oct. 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 12:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Press celebrates 75th anniversary

The Brooklyn Heights Press is kicking off its notable 75th anniversary year with an event to celebrate the history of the Brooklyn Heights area. The party will include a multi-media presentation that will examine how this historic neighborhood has changed over time. … Full Article

Tuesday Oct. 14: Our World In Pictures

MEXICO — Charros Show Off Roping Skills: In this Aug. 31 photo, charro Leonardo Flores, stands on his horse Canelito while showing off his roping skills; a move called, "florear sobre el caballo," during a practice session at a corral in southern Mexico City. … Full Article

NYC is failing to control rat population, Stringer says

New York is losing the rat race. Citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday. … Full Article

Applause for NYPD, FDNY after routine response in Bensonhurst

It was a call so minor that the city has just the barest record of it in its data bases. But spectators were impressed with the professionalism shown by police and fire rescue units, which went beyond the call of duty during the course of their workday. … Full Article

Adopt a shelter pet at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday

Borough President Eric Adams wants you to take home a pet from a shelter– and he’s making it easy by hosting an adopt-a-pet event at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Full Article

Advocates push for bike-pedestrian lane on Verrazano Bridge

Bicyclists and pedestrians should be able cross the Verrazano Bridge just like motorists do, according to a group of advocates pushing for a special lane to be installed on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. … Full Article

Midwood woman, turning 107, shares her memories of turn-of-the-century Brooklyn

She remembers when streetlamps were lit by hand, and when subways cost five cents a ride. She remembers when Borough Park and Flatbush were mostly farmland and her family bought their fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. … Full Article

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