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The last slave in New York refused her owner’s offer of freedom. When the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in New York died, W.E.B. DuBois gave her eulogy. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s credit not too bad, according to NY Fed report

Most Brooklynites don’t need to cut up their credit cards, according to a report issued on Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. … Full Article

DOT gets ‘friendly’ with Midwood residents

In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spot to increase safety in the area. … Full Article

Brownsville pol to unveil neighborhood hub for tech ed, wellness, culture, career development

Surrounded by numerous state, city and community dignitaries, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton will preside Friday (Oct. 21) at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a collection of facilities he hopes will change the social landscape of inner-city Brownsville. … Full Article
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Officials: Pier 3 groundbreaking a milestone for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) leaders and elected officials on Wednesday didn’t let the drone of helicopters taking off from the heliport across the river interrupt a sun-blessed groundbreaking ceremony on Pier 3. … Full Article

Play time is paint time for Bay Ridge kids

John Quaglione was walking through Russell Pedersen Playground in Bay Ridge with his 4-year-old daughter Natalie on a summer afternoon when Natalie noticed something that bothered her. “The hopscotch board was all worn out. You couldn’t even see the numbers. … Full Article

CB6 braces for showdown Thursday over controversial Citi Bike docks in Park Slope

This week’s unseasonably warm temperatures could get even hotter Thursday night if frustrated Park Slope residents bring the heat to a public hearing scheduled to discuss Citi Bike’s incursion into their parking-strapped neighborhood. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club celebrates fifth birthday Nov. 3

The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, chartered in 2011, turns five years old this fall, and will be raising funds to benefit the Downtown Brooklyn region. … Full Article

Youth and Community Clubhouse opens at Marcus Garvey Apartments

Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC), a project of the Center for Court Innovation, and L+M Development Partners announced on Wednesday the grand opening of a youth clubhouse built on a vacant lot at Marcus Garvey Apartments (MGA). … Full Article

Christopher Mega street sign honors late judge

Pre-K classes are a staple of New York City education today, but there was a time when they were considered a bonus instead of a necessary part of a child’s growth. The man who helped change that around was the late Christopher J. Mega, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Neighborhood Giveaways founder wins Dyker award

If you ask Sandy Irrera for help, you’ll get it. And if she can’t help you, she can put you in touch with someone who can. That’s the way friends and admirers of Irrera have described this Dyker Heights resident. … Full Article

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