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Applause for NYPD, FDNY after routine response in Bensonhurst

It was a call so minor that the city has just the barest record of it in its data bases. But spectators were impressed with the professionalism shown by police and fire rescue units, which went beyond the call of duty during the course of their workday. … Full Article

Adopt a shelter pet at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday

Borough President Eric Adams wants you to take home a pet from a shelter– and he’s making it easy by hosting an adopt-a-pet event at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Full Article

Advocates push for bike-pedestrian lane on Verrazano Bridge

Bicyclists and pedestrians should be able cross the Verrazano Bridge just like motorists do, according to a group of advocates pushing for a special lane to be installed on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. … Full Article

Midwood woman, turning 107, shares her memories of turn-of-the-century Brooklyn

She remembers when streetlamps were lit by hand, and when subways cost five cents a ride. She remembers when Borough Park and Flatbush were mostly farmland and her family bought their fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. … Full Article

Catholic Charities raises $130,000 at annual golf classic

On Monday, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens raised $130,000 in support of 160 programs and services at the annual Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic. … Full Article

City Councilmember Cornegy hosts Brooklyn’s Best Honors

On Oct. 1, Urban ID Media in association with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and Our Times Press kicked off the inaugural Brooklyn’s Best Honors.  Hosted by City Councilmember Robert E. … Full Article

Wednesday Oct. 8: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Rockettes Rehearse in New York: The Rockettes rehearse their "New York at Christmas" number from the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, in the rehearsal space of St. Paul the Apostle Church, in New York, on Tuesday. … Full Article

Public advocate reveals NYC's worst landlords

Carmen Piniero begrudgingly agreed when her landlord asked her to stay in a hotel for two nights in June — and when she returned, her Brooklyn apartment had been torn apart. … Full Article

Joseph Sweeney, creator of ‘The Doors of Brooklyn,’ dies at 76

Joseph Lee Sweeney, a retired architect and photographer who chronicled “The Doors of Brooklyn” in an iconic poster, is dead at 76. He passed away on Sept. 22 after a brief illness, family members said. … Full Article

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