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New streetcar plan reignites old Red Hook controversy

A proposal for a streetcar line linking waterfront areas in Brooklyn and Queens from Sunset Park to Astoria resembles, in part, a familiar plan by an outspoken Brooklyn rail advocate known for his tenacity. … Full Article

Seniors, officials call for investigation of Park Slope nursing home closure

Senior residents, their families and officials are calling for an investigation of what they call the unethical closure of their assisted living facility in Park Slope. … Full Article

NYC tests post-disaster housing in Downtown Brooklyn

New York City is testing an experimental post-disaster housing prototype in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols say city’s water rate hike proposal is all wet

Bay Ridge elected officials from both sides of the aisle are busy pouring cold water on a proposal to raise the city’s water and sewer rates. … Full Article

Senior center buys a van thanks to $65,000 state grant

Members of the Bay Ridge Center have got a brand new set of hot wheels. … Full Article

NYC gets $800,000 pedestrian safety grant

The federal government is giving New York City more than $800,000 to go after speeders and drivers who don't yield to pedestrians. The acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration announced the grant Friday at the World Traffic Safety Symposium in the city. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden to receive 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced on Thursday that Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. … Full Article

De Blasio’s new Consumer Affairs Commissioner promises to ease fines on small businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday tapped former restaurant owner and corporate attorney Julie Menin to be New York City’s new Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs. As Commissioner, Menin’s role encompasses both protecting consumers and advocating for small businesses. … Full Article

Brooklyn notables named to TIME 100 list

Six Brooklyn-related movers and shakers have landed on the eleventh annual “TIME 100,” TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. … Full Article

DOT designates McGuinness Boulevard a ‘Slow Zone’

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative has come to North Brooklyn. … Full Article

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