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Shore Road Parks Conservancy works to keep flowers growing

Residents of Bay Ridge who enjoy strolling through Shore Road Park or sitting on a park bench enjoying the breathtaking view of New York harbor might not realize it, but they have a dedicated group of their fellow citizens to thank for the pristine condition of the bucolic oasis. … Full Article

Gay Arab-Americans find room of their own in NYC

With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of the sultry classic "Atshana" — or "I'm Thirsty" — as Arab-Americans hoot and cheer. … Full Article

Venerable Municipal Club of Brooklyn tours 'endangered' Fort Hamilton

Two historic 19th century elements of Brooklyn came together last week.One was historic Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, constructed in 1822 overlooking New York Harbor and built to protect the city from a possible second British invasion.
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F train reigns as most delayed subway line

The F train led the MTA electronic alert system for the most delayed incidents in 2013, according to a release from NYPIRG's Straphangars Campaign. The F accounted for eight percent of the total incidents overall. … Full Article

DOT goes on pothole patrol on 86th Street

Bensonhurst drivers, your bumpy ride is coming to an end! … Full Article

Senate passes Savino's bill to punish drivers who kill construction workers

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Coney Island-Bensonhurst-Staten Island) to increase the criminal penalties against reckless drivers who kill or injure hard hats in construction zones has been passed unanimously by the state senate. … Full Article

Stringer to hold Sandy hearing in Coney Island

City Comptroller Scott Stringer took a tour of Coney Island on May 2 to assess post-Sandy rebuilding efforts in advance of a public hearing he will hold in the community on May 6 and said he came away feeling more determined to get to the bottom of the city’s mess involving hurricane relief … Full Article

Here are the 15 Brooklyn liquor stores caught selling to minors

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that 15 Brooklyn liquor stores, out of 16 investigated in an undercover investigation, selling to minors. … Full Article

Minor Violation: Undercover sweep catches 15 Brooklyn liquor stores selling to underage customers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 32 New York City grocery and liquor stores have recently been caught selling liquor to minors, 15 of them in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio unveils plan to increase affordable housing in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Fort Greene on Monday laid out a 10-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments across all five boroughs. … Full Article

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