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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Bensonhurst drivers beg city to ease parking rules

Bensonhurst
Residents living along New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst are having a tough time finding parking spaces for their cars because of strict regulations imposed by the city – rules that residents said are unnecessary. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park celebrates opening of new parkland

Brooklyn Boro
Sometimes called the “jewel” of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park – with a unique mandate to be self-sustaining – has been continually evolving since the first proposals for a park along the waterfront were developed in 1988. … Full Article

Adams, at Brooklyn Chamber, outlines his agenda

At a breakfast on Friday sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Borough President-elect Eric Adams stressed the need to include all relevant parties in the decision-making process, as well as the need to make sure that Brooklyn is affordable to low- and middle-income reside … Full Article

Gentile’s graffiti hotline off to fast start

Bay Ridge
Take that, graffiti vandals! … Full Article

Update on Monday about proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park marina, roller skating rink

Brooklyn Heights
Responses to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s requests for proposals (RFP) for a marina and a roller skating concession are due on Monday, November 18. … Full Article

Mayor-elect De Blasio debates staying in Brooklyn

Park Slope
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio draws much of his populist identity from his Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, a bastion of outer-borough liberalism where the tree-lined streets and charming brownstones are a far cry from Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawyer is Hellenic Association’s Attorney of the Year

Bay Ridge
Charles Capetanakis, a lawyer and education advocate from Bay Ridge who is a partner in the law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, will be the guest of honor at the Hellenic Lawyers Association’s 25th Annual Dinner-Dance at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan on Nov. 15. … Full Article

Surprise! MTA eases up on fare hikes

Williamsburg
In the wake of its new Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, the MTA expects that a combination of cost-cutting measures, lower expenses and higher operating revenues will allow the agency to reduce by almost half the previously projected fare and toll increases scheduled … Full Article

NYC kitten, rescued after Sandy, finds a home in Brooklyn

Gravesend
They're two of a kind. A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the streets of a flood-ravaged section of Brooklyn has finally been adopted — by a fellow Superstorm Sandy refugee. … Full Article

Brooklyn opens collection sites for global Christmas project

With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Brooklyn individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. … Full Article

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