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DEC: Many Greenpoint residents refuse Meeker Avenue Plume remediation devices

At a community outreach in Greenpoint on Dec. 1, the state’s senior environmental engineer spoke to community members about the long, slow progress the Department of Environmental Conservation has made in investigating plumes of toxic chlorinated solvents beneath their homes and businesses. … Full Article

The Salaam Club of New York hosts its 71st annual holiday jubilee

The Salaam Club of New York held its 71st Annual Holiday Gala at the El Caribe Country Club on Dec. 10, a lavish event that brought together elected officials, community leaders, clergy, club members and their guests.  … Full Article

Brooklyn-Queens Connector advocacy makes stop in Williamsburg

Like the Little Engine That Could, proposals for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar (BQX) continue to gather steam, building momentum in news and feature articles, op-ed pieces, artists’ renditions and residential surveys. … Full Article

Bay Ridge kids ask 86 St. shoppers for donations

The Bay Ridge Lemonade Coalition strikes again! … Full Article

MTA on track to have Wi-Fi in all 279 underground stations by end of year

Commuters will be happy to know that by the end of the year, they will be able to surf the web, check social media and stream music anywhere in the New York City subway system. … Full Article

Construction worker dies in tragic fall at Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg

A construction worker fell to his death just after 8 a.m. on Friday at 325 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, the first new building going up at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Brooklyn waterfront. … Full Article

Greenpoint YMCA marks 110th anniversary with Spirit of Community Service awards

The Greenpoint YMCA gathered at Giando on the Water on Dec. … Full Article

Boy, 14, killed trying to jump from Brooklyn train to platform

Police say a 14-year-old boy has died while attempting to perform a dangerous stunt at a New York City subway station. … Full Article

New report suggests Pier 6 tower project could present construction challenges

A new wrinkle appeared in the decade-long battle between neighborhood associations and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation over the construction of two residential towers in Brooklyn Heights’ Pier 6 as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council hosted CUNY Distinguished Professor  … Full Article

Fortis files plans to build towers on two sites at former Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

The much-debated and highly-litigated redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill is rolling ahead. … Full Article

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