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Budding community groups seek alternatives to mass development

Bushwick
“Now under this scenario, what’s the floor area ratio (FAR)?” asked Lacey Tauber, Legislative Director for City Council Member Antonio Reynoso. … Full Article

Grimm fundraising email stirs up storm

New York City
The Michael Grimm – Domenic Recchia congressional race, already one of the most heated House contests in the country, is getting nastier by the minute. … Full Article

A step in the right direction: Repairs to Bay Ridge step street

Bay Ridge
It was a steep climb, but Bay Ridge elected officials said the New York City Department of Transportation has agreed to their request to repair a step street that had fallen into disrepair endangering pedestrians who regularly use the concrete staircase. … Full Article

Body found in East River Brooklyn side still unidentified

Brooklyn Heights
Police told the Brooklyn Eagle late Monday afternoon that a body found floating off of Pier 6 at the southern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park was still unidentified. … Full Article

All-star teacher to represent Mets at All-Star game

Brooklyn Boro
The New York Mets don't have a lot of players to send to this year's All-Star Game, but they will be represented by an all-star teacher. … Full Article

No Clowning Around: Green-Wood Staff Not Impressed

Windsor Terrace
Consider them unamused.
Green-Wood Cemetery staff are on the lookout for a performance artist dressed as a clown roaming their hallowed grounds. The activity is likely part of an misguided attempt at performance art or a publicity stunt, the staff claim. … Full Article

Kenny Pretlow Takes Over Lincoln’s Legendary Basketball Program

Brooklyn Boro
Over the past several years, Lincoln High School has become the mecca for high school basketball in New York City. … Full Article

Squadron and Levin want India Street Pier answers ASAP

Greenpoint
With the G train’s summer shutdown clock ticking, state Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilmember Steve Levin pushed on Friday for a date for the reopening of the East River Ferry’s India Street pier in Greenpoint. … Full Article

Thousands turn out for firefighter’s funeral

Williamsburg
Thousands of firefighters from departments across the northeast (and beyond) turned out at the funeral of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas Thursday morning in a massive show of solidarity and mourning. … Full Article

Disparate factions unite to 'take back' Gowanus

Gowanus
What do a self-styled “provocateur,” a mohawked leather jacket punk rocker, a dredger, a cartographer, a cane-wielding rabble rouser, a public housing advocate and a sprinkling of neighborhood homeowners, preservationists, attorneys and industrial workers all have in common? … Full Article

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