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For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions. … Full Article

DOT extending curbs on Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge

In an effort to give pedestrians a safer passage as they cross Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is extending the curbs at some of the busiest intersections along the avenue, according to Community Board 10 officials. … Full Article

Friday Oct. 24: Our World In Pictures

BUFFALO — High School Runners Participate in Cross-Country Race: Male runners run in a high school cross-country race at Delaware Park on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. … Full Article

How to spend $1 million: Treyger seeks ideas from residents

Councilmember Mark Treyger has an enticing proposition for his constituents. He is offering them the chance to say how $1 million in city money should be spent in their community. It’s all part of the city’s participatory budgeting process, which is now underway. … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 23: Our World In Pictures

MEXICO — Demonstrators March for Disappearance of 43 Students: Demonstrators march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club honors service above self

The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club held its second annual gala, dubbed “What Starts Here Changes the World,” at the Dyker Beach Golf Course on Tuesday night, when it honored five recipients of its Service Above Self award in front of a packed ballroom. … Full Article

Disaster drill at Brooklyn OEM preps for nuclear blast in Manhattan

How would the New York City and its regional neighbors react if a nuclear device went off in Midtown Manhattan? … Full Article

Subway performers rally against arrest of Brooklynite

Performers have flocked to New York City for years, pursuing plans to make it on Broadway or whatever stage the city has to offer.  However, many are taking to a different type of stage — a below-ground stage that has resulted in hundreds of performers’ arrests. … Full Article

Taxi workers rally for signs advising 25 years in prison for assaulting drivers

Members of the New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon in a final push for passage of the Taxi Driver Protection Act, calling for warning signs in yellow taxis, green cabs, liveries and black cars, before a full Council vote on Wednesday. … Full Article

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Brooklyn-raised Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.
 … Full Article

Wednesday Oct. 22: Our World In Pictures

HONG KONG — Stickers Cover Walls, Show Support for Hong Kong Protesters: Stickers with support messages are seen on a wall in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Wednesday. … Full Article

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