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Performance arts center breaks ground at Brooklyn's historic Tobacco Warehouse

After a hotly contested beginning, ground was broken on Thursday for a 25,000-square-foot performing arts center and community hub to be built within the iconic Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO.  … Full Article

Ex-NYC Mayor Dinkins hospitalized, in good spirits

New York City
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins remains in the hospital with pneumonia but in good spirits. That's what Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who served under Dinkins, says after visiting him Thursday night. … Full Article

Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Midwood
Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction. … Full Article

Symposium on ‘The Selling Of Public Assets’ Sunday in Brooklyn Heights

New York City
In light of the recent wave of the “monitization” of public assets across New York City, on Sunday, Nov. 3, a symposium called “The Selling of Public Assets” will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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1 year after Sandy, NYC marathoners ready to run

The New York City Marathon is hoping to make a triumphant comeback this weekend after Superstorm Sandy's devastation forced its cancellation last year. Security will be heightened following the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon last spring. … Full Article

Friday’s food stamp cuts to affect almost 200,000 Brooklyn families

Brooklyn Boro
Friday’s nationwide, automatic $5 billion cut in food stamp benefits is expected to hit Brooklyn families especially hard, according to Cornell University nutrition experts, who warn that a staggering one third of families in the borough use food stamps, compared to only 16 percent statewide. … Full Article

NYC moves closer to tobacco-buying age of 21

New York City
Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21. … Full Article

Bidding on $50 Banksy painting tops $310,000

Bidding on a painting that British graffiti artist Banksy bought for $50 and altered has climbed to more than $310,000. … Full Article

City seeks to unite Coney Island Creek areas

Coney Island
A revamped area around Coney Island Creek is one element in Mayor Bloomberg’s “resiliency” plan to strengthen shoreline protection around the city’s most vulnerable edges in the event of another major storm. … Full Article

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