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Deputy Mayor Glen to speak at Greenfield symposium

Zoning in Brooklyn over the next 100 years will be the topic of discussion at a symposium to be hosted by Councilmember David Greenfield at Brooklyn Law School on Dec. 2 that will feature Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen as its guest speaker. … Full Article

Knicks superstar, Red Hook native Carmelo Anthony endorses BQX

New York Knicks icon, nine-time NBA All-Star and Red Hook's pride and joy Carmelo Anthony endorsed the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) on Monday in a video released by the Friends of BQX, a not-for-profit organization created to support th … Full Article

Flatbush’s 70th Precinct sponsors neighborhood blood drive

One week after helping hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon for the needy, Flatbush’s 70th Precinct is sponsoring a blood drive in memory of one of its own fallen officers. … Full Article

New York Mets' "Metsgiving" donates 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to Brooklyn families

Thanks to the New York Mets “MetsGiving” program, 100 families at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Seth Low Cornerstone Community Center in Brownsville have received a turkey for their Thanksgiving celebration. … Full Article

Sen. Parker hosts annual free turkey giveaway

On Tuesday state Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his Annual Turkey Drive at Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church in Flatlands. In partnership with Metro Plus and the Office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Parker provided more than 300 turkeys to residents across Central Brooklyn. … Full Article

Ragamuffin Inc. names Arlene Keating president

Ragamuffin Inc., the nonprofit Bay Ridge organization that sponsors the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade on Third Avenue, has named longtime civic activist Arlene Keating as its new president. … Full Article

City finally acquires last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city had finally reached a deal to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront, allowing it to complete the long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn man arrested in alleged ISIS terror plot

The federal government on Monday arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly attempted to join Islamic State. In papers released by federal court in Brooklyn, the man was also recorded by the FBI in plotting an attack on Times Square. … Full Article

BP Adams donates 1,000 turkeys, MetroCards to Brooklynites in need

Thanksgiving came early this year for hundreds of Brooklynites as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams distributed more than 1,000 turkeys and vegetables to the less fortunate on Tuesday. … Full Article

MTA to close Bay Ridge Ave. station for repairs

One of the busiest subway stops in Bay Ridge will be closed for a period of time to allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct major renovations at the train station. … Full Article

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