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When Bay Ridge Community Council serves lunch, everyone shows up to eat!

Bay Ridge
If you want to find anyone who is a very important person in Bay Ridge, then the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on 76th Street is the place to be on Feb. 1. There, you’ll find the neighborhood luminaries all under one roof. … Full Article

Report: Parts of Brooklyn still reeling from Sandy

Brooklyn Boro
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund has released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods since Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

MTA board member tells B37 advocates: Keep up the pressure

Bay Ridge
Transit advocates trying to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to extend the B37 bus route to Court Street instead of terminating the soon-to-be reinstated bus line at the Barclays Center are making significant progress, according to a man with inside information. … Full Article

Subway trash can removal program expanded

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations. … Full Article

Fastrack comes to Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway subway line

Crown Heights
From now until early Friday, Jan. 31, MTA New York City Transit is bringing Fastrack to the Eastern Parkway trunk line in Brooklyn between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. … Full Article

Golden outraged by Sept. 11 museum fee

Bay Ridge
State Sen. Marty Golden and the families of Sept. 11 victims expressed outrage over the announcement by the Board of Trustees of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that the museum will charge $24 a person to visit the facility when it opens in the spring. … Full Article

2 Bitcoin operators charged in NY 'Silk Road' bust

The top executive of a Manhattan-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which let users buy illegal drugs anonymously, authoritie … Full Article

A view from the frigid Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Boro
Mightier than the cold … is the lure of the Brooklyn Bridge. Tourists and locals went out walking on the famous span Sunday despite icy temps, drawn by its iconic charm and the scenic panorama it offers of Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. … Full Article

NYPD to keep close eye on Super Bowl fans

New York City
When Super Bowl fans fill the streets of New York City next week, police will be watching them closely — in person, in the air and on closed-circuit monitors. … Full Article

R train riders benefit from ferry service extension, pols say

Sunset Park
The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the Sunset Park-Wall Street ferry service into the spring will help R train riders coping with the loss of direct service to Manhattan, according to southern Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article

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