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Nowadays, when people talk about haunted houses, they’re most likely referring to sites, temporarily set up for Halloween, that are designed to scare people out of their wits using all the hi … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets summertime cleanup

Bensonhurst residents were greeted with clean, litter-free sidewalks on Wednesday, thanks to a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger as part on an ongoing “Speak-Up & Clean-Up” campaign aimed at getting rid of trash and raising aware … Full Article

City says raccoon found in Bensonhurst had rabies

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned out to have rabies. … Full Article

Vincent Gentile takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It's a good thing Councilmember Vincent Gentile didn't wear a suit to work on Wednesday. He got soaking wet! … Full Article

Bay Ridge Unity Task Force revives its peace mission

In the wake of a series of attacks on Muslim Americans in southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent months, the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force held a special breakfast meeting in a mosque Tuesday morning to begin planning a strategy on how to address hate crimes and promote peaceful co-existence bet … Full Article

Palestine supporters rally in Brooklyn, unfurl banner from Manhattan Bridge

Downtown Brooklyn was awash in a sea of Palestinian flags on Wednesday as activists rallied for Palestine and urged sanctions against Israel.
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3,000-mile charity bike ride finishes in Brighton Beach

A 3,000-mile charitable bike ride from Los Angeles to New York City made its final stop in Brighton Beach Sunday afternoon. Participants of the Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship Tour were raising money for special needs children as they began their journey out west nearly 40 days ago. … Full Article

VIDEO: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 development debate

The development of two pieces of undeveloped land at Pier 6 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a hotly debated topic between residents and the BBP Corporation members. The reason: luxury housing inside the park. … Full Article

False alarm on Brooklyn Bridge triggers search by air, land and sea

The NYPD received a report of someone climbing on the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge late Monday afternoon. … Full Article

New York City haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors

In Courtney Harding's glassy condo tower in Williamsburg, owners pay as much as $1,000 a month on top of their mortgages to maintain the building and its services, she said. The common charges don't apply to renters in the low-rise, brick affordable companion building next door. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer faults city's care of its trees

New York's chief fiscal officer on Sunday accused his city of endangering residents by mismanaging the program to maintain the 650,000 trees lining streets. … Full Article

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