More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Comptroller Stringer, 2nd Annual Brooklyn Made Awards headline Brooklyn Chamber's Annual Meeting

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting & Trade Show on Wednesday night at Gargiulo's Restaurant in Coney Island, featuring New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer as the keynote speaker. … Full Article

Ghosts and aliens on the Brooklyn Bridge! A Halloween story

Nowadays, when people talk about haunted houses, they’re most likely referring to sites, temporarily set up for Halloween, that are designed to scare people out of their wits using all the high-tech tools at the organizers’ disposal — flashing lights, pre-recorded screams, skeletons that ap … Full Article

Sandy-scarred houses of worship neglected by federal law

For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions. … Full Article

NYC to drivers: ‘Drive 25 to stay alive’

Borough President Eric Adams wants Brooklyn drivers to be aware of the upcoming lowering of the city’s speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph – before it becomes official on Nov. 7. … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 30: Our World In Pictures

CALIFORNIA — Model Transformed for Halloween Makeup, Costume Contest: Model Evette Maranjo prepares to show off the makeup art of Jasmine Gonzalez during Bridges Beauty College's annual Halloween Makeup and costume contest on Wednesday. … Full Article

Mom: Daughter who died after choking had autism

The mother of a 21-year-old who died on Tuesday after choking at the School for International Studies in Boerum Hill says her daughter was autistic and was supposed to have full-time supervision. The school is located at 284 Baltic Street, off Court Street. … Full Article

Plant lovers' bonanza in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday

Hankering to brighten up your home with spectacular tropical plants – and want to get them at a deep discount? … Full Article

Build It Back finally on track, city officials say

Lauren and Francis Slavin survived Superstorm Sandy, but the Gerritsen Beach bungalow where they lived for 24 years was nearly destroyed. … Full Article

New York, New Jersey ponder Sandy 2 years later

Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey were taking stalk of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library announces programs to provide immigrants greater access to free citizenship, legal services

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Wednesday announced two multi-year initiatives to provide immigrants in the borough greater access to free U.S. citizenship and legal services.  … Full Article


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