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MTA to extend R train shuttle

Straphangers who ride the R train late at night could be getting a big break. … Full Article

Gowanus soundstage fights for its life at City Hall

Eastern Effects, Inc. Founder and CEO Scott Levy brought his battle with New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the heart of the enemy camp on Wednesday. … Full Article

Common folding knives could soon be legal in NY

Someday soon, that folding knife you’ve carried around in your pocket for years might actually become legal. … Full Article

Dignitaries, elected officials gather to honor community activist Mary Sansone on her 100th birthday

On June 14, hundreds of guests gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Club to celebrate Mary Crisalli Sansone’s 100th birthday.  … Full Article

DA Thompson meets with gay community, establishes hotline following Orlando terror

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a “Call to Action” on Tuesday at a private meeting with members of the LGBTQ community, including representatives from Brooklyn Pride. … Full Article

Wednesday June 15, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Milestone in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital: A fourth-generation baby was born at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) on April 17, when Phyllis (left) and Richard Pagnotta (center) welcomed baby girl ToniMarie into the world. … Full Article

Polar Bear president to speak at Bay Ridge Society

Tom McGann, president of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club USA, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on Wednesday, June 15, the society announced. … Full Article

Treyger lauds post-Sandy shoreline restoration

The completion of a major project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen the Coney Island shoreline against future natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy is a great step, but more work needs to be done, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger. … Full Article

Army Corps announces completion of Sea Gate reach of Coney Island Shore Protection Project

Col. David Caldwell, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announced on Monday the completion of the Sea Gate Reach of the Coney Island Shore Protection Project. Caldwell was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Audubon New York’s For the Birds! lands in Greenpoint

“OK, who can tell me what these are not for?” Audubon New York educator Tom Van Duyne asked, holding a garden trowel with a white metal blade and bright orange handle before the dozen or so uplifted faces that surrounded him in a rough semi-circle. … Full Article

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