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A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Parks Dept. calling for a café at Cadman Plaza parkhouse

A small parkhouse in Cadman Plaza Park, at the corner of Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West, could soon be the site of a café, according to the city. … Full Article

Shorefront Council expands Holocaust survivor services

Holocaust survivors living in Brighton Beach now have a place to go for help, thanks to the City Council, which provided funding for the Shorefront Jewish Community Council to expand its Holocaust Survivor Social Services Program. … Full Article

DEP has gift for Brooklyn homeowners: rain barrels

Hundreds of homeowners all over Southwest Brooklyn got a gift from the city, thanks to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which handed out free rain barrels as part of an ambitious water conservation effort. … Full Article

Thursday April 14, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Students Protest Labor Reforms: Riot police officers take position during a high school protest on Thursday. Protesters across the country are again marching to voice their anger at labor reforms being championed by the Socialist government. … Full Article

Advocates seek half-fare Metrocards for low-income riders

On the heels of a shocking new report showing that one in four low-income New Yorkers cannot afford to use public transportation, two groups, the Community Service Society of New York and the Riders Alliance, announced the start of a “Fair Fares” campaign to obtain half-fare MetroCards for  … Full Article

Bay Ridge corner named after bike shop owner

A Bay Ridge woman whose love of bicycling made her famous in the community was memorialized in a street sign on the corner across from the bike shop she owned. … Full Article

Jackie Robinson’s signed contracts to be on temporary display at the New-York Historical Society

Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well. … Full Article

Manischewitz Wine & Kosher Coke: Part of Brooklyn’s Jewish heritage

It’s no secret that Brooklyn boasts one of the largest Jewish communities in the country. … Full Article

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose dead at 77

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose, the former commanding general New York Army National Guard and a Bay Ridge civic leader who belonged to many organizations, including the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee and the Colonial Club, died April 5 at the age of 77. … Full Article

Officials: Keep Social Security disability review office in Brooklyn

Thousands of disabled Brooklynites will have a hard time getting to hearings on the status of their disability claims if the Social Security Administration moves its disability review office out of Downtown Brooklyn, says U.S. Reps. … Full Article

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