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Traffic safety and library branch hot topics at Heights Association meeting

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Heights Association held its annual meeting at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Pierrepont Street on Thursday night. … Full Article

EAGLE EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn Public Library in line for audit, says Comptroller Stringer

Brooklyn Boro
NOTE: This is the second article in our series devoted to our exclusive sit-down interview with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.  … Full Article

Is Fort Hamilton on the chopping block?

Bay Ridge
The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton could be targeted for closure if budget cuts outlined on Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel become a reality. … Full Article

Eight people seriously injured in building collapse at 1916 Prospect Place

The top floor of a three-story vacant building at 1916 Prospect Place collapsed around 12:50 p.m. today, according to the New York City Fire Department. An FDNY spokesperson said that renovation or construction work appeared to be going on within the building. … Full Article

Transit advocates seek NYC bus 'countdown clocks'

New York City
By now, everyone has seen the “countdown clocks” in many subway stations – electronic signs that tell you that the Number 3 train is coming in 3 minutes, or the Number 2 train is coming in 12 minutes.  … Full Article

Mary Pat Thornton, former Brooklyn Heights Association president, elected to SCO board of directors

Brooklyn Heights
Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. … Full Article

Dyker Heights Civic Association still going strong at 86

Dyker Heights
Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate, over-the-top Christmas decorations in front of people’s homes featuring thousands of twinkling lights, two-story-high wooden soldiers, giant snow globes and supersized reindeer pulling Santa Claus in his sled. … Full Article

De Blasio: I won't second-guess my NYPD driver

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says everyone must follow laws, but he won't question his drivers' judgment after video footage showed his official vehicle breaking several traffic laws as he sat in the front seat. … Full Article

Al Roker, Bill de Blasio smooth over their snow spat

TV weatherman Al Roker and New York City's mayor made up Monday after a spat over snow and school closings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

Navy Yard
On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.  … Full Article

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