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Teens taking over community boards?

Residents as young as 16 would be able to take seats on the city’s 59 community boards if a movement in the State Legislature to lower the age of eligibility is successful. … Full Article

Gowanus residents seek to save endangered "Kentile" sign

"We first became aware when we saw the scaffolding, like everyone else,” said Stefanie Wood, co-founder of ‘Save Our Sign.’ Her organization hopes to preserve the indelible ‘Kentile Floors’ lettering that peers over low-slung Gowanus wareh … Full Article

NYC suspends homeless-pet euthanasia for a day

New York City Animal Care & Control is suspending euthanasia for a day. It's part of a nationwide event called "Just One Day." AC&C says it will not perform euthanasia on Wednesday unless it is medically necessary. It has extended adoption hours and reduced fees. … Full Article

Boundless frustration at Red Hook Sandy oversight hearing

When it comes to the devastation of Red Hook residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy, it’s hard to know where to start. … Full Article

Crown Heights Tenants Union protests for protections

Tenants took to the streets on Saturday to tell their landlords that they were fed up with a cycle of displacement and rent overcharges. The Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU), an alliance of long-term residents and recently-arrived tenants … Full Article

Fort Greene event empowers women to speak out against street harassment

As temperatures climb with the onset of summer, so do rates of street harassment, effectively limiting women and girls from contributing and participating in various aspects of civic and community life. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn disabled children run 5K

Sunday’s Race to Save Lives, the charity 5K the Hatzalah EMS organization held on Sunday on Roosevelt Island, featured 30 developmentally challenged kids from the Yachad School in Midwood, off Avenue M, who ran in the race.   … Full Article

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