Bay Ridge is joining the city’s composting revolution.
Residents in the southwest Brooklyn community will begin voluntarily taking part in the Department of Sanitation’s pilot program to recycle organic trash for composting at the end of this month. … Full Article
An overflow crowd of Brooklyn residents and community organizers packed a town hall on Tuesday at Borough Hall to hear about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries. … Full Article
Crowdfunding has saved the Brooklyn Heights Cinema – at least for now.Fans of the beloved neighborhood movie house, a fixture in the Heights since 1970, stepped up with pledges for cash donations on money-raising website Indiegogo. … Full Article
Superstorm Sandy-related subway repairs to the G line are going to make it a lot harder for many Brooklynites to get around this summer.
The G train will be suspended from July 26 through September 1 between Long Island City and Nassau Avenue. … Full Article
HeartShare Human Services of New York raised $700,000 at its Spring Gala and Auction on March 27, an event that also marked the 100th anniversary of the non-profit social services agency based in downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
Brooklyn officials were in the vanguard yesterday of protests against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s diversion of $30 million in tax-revenue funds meant for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and transferring the money elsewhere within the state bureaucracy.
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Police officials say no credible terrorist threat has been detected in New York City ahead of the Jewish holiday.
But NYPD counterterrorism official John Miller told members of the Jewish community Tuesday they should remain aware nonetheless. … Full Article