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Mom: Daughter who died after choking had autism

The mother of a 21-year-old who died on Tuesday after choking at the School for International Studies in Boerum Hill says her daughter was autistic and was supposed to have full-time supervision. The school is located at 284 Baltic Street, off Court Street. … Full Article

Plant lovers' bonanza in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday

Hankering to brighten up your home with spectacular tropical plants – and want to get them at a deep discount? … Full Article

Build It Back finally on track, city officials say

Lauren and Francis Slavin survived Superstorm Sandy, but the Gerritsen Beach bungalow where they lived for 24 years was nearly destroyed. … Full Article

New York, New Jersey ponder Sandy 2 years later

Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey were taking stalk of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library announces programs to provide immigrants greater access to free citizenship, legal services

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Wednesday announced two multi-year initiatives to provide immigrants in the borough greater access to free U.S. citizenship and legal services.  … Full Article
My Brooklyn: Sam Ibrahim

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott general manager discusses Heights memories

Celebrating 75 years of the Brooklyn Heights Press, the Brooklyn Eagle recently interviewed Sam Ibrahim, General Manager of the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on his memories of the Heights.  … Full Article

Wednesday Oct. 29: Our World In Pictures

AFGHANISTAN — Afghan Soldier Walks Past Flames from Drug Burning Ceremony: An Afghan police soldier walks past opium and narcotics set on fire during a drug burning ceremony on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. … Full Article

Accident in Brooklyn Heights brings NYC’s 25-mph speed limit into focus

“That’s why they want to lower the speed limit to 25,” an observer said as FDNY EMTs hoisted a man into an ambulance around 9 p.m. Friday night. … Full Article

New ownership for bike shares in NYC

New York City's bike-sharing program is getting new owners who will improve service and double the system's size within three years, officials announced Tuesday. … Full Article

Cuomo directs flags to half-staff on two-year anniversary of Sandy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff today in honor of the 61 men and women who lost their lives to Superstorm Sandy in New York. … Full Article

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