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1930s subway train makes rare uptown trip through Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
Hundreds of lucky commuters got a surprise trip back in time when eight 1930s-era subway cars were briefly returned to service offering woven wicker seats, ceiling fans and rusted metal exteriors. … Full Article

Recchia gets NYPD to install security cameras on 86th Street

Bensonhurst
Message to a thief: Before you go to pick that person’s pocket on 86th Street, be aware that Big Brother will be watching you. … Full Article

Brooklyn gets first-of-its-kind domestic abuse shelter

Brooklyn Boro
A first-of-its-kind shelter for domestic abuse victims and their pets is coming to Brooklyn. A coalition of nonprofits has partnered to bring the unique emergency housing to a sensitive population — abuse victims scared to leave abusive relationships for fear of losing their pets. … Full Article

FEMA funds to pay for repairs of Coney Island boardwalk lights

Coney Island
Nathan’s Famous is back and Coney Island is on the upswing seven months after Superstorm Sandy. The latest news on the community’s comeback comes from Washington DC. … Full Article

DOT’s grand safety plan for 4th Avenue comes to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
After months of speculation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will unveil its plan to revamp a 36-block-long section of Fourth Avenue when officials present a detailed proposal to Bay Ridge residents at a town hall next week. … Full Article

Despite glitches, Bloomberg says Citi Bike share big success

New York City
Despite some minor opening day hiccups, Citi Bike and city officials called New York City’s bicycle-sharing launch a “great success.” … Full Article

Gentile bill makes getting information easier for city’s veterans

Bay Ridge
Each of the city’s agencies would have to have a point person to assist military veterans under a bill approved by the City Council. … Full Article

Malliotakis invites animal lovers to pet adoption fair

Bay Ridge
Residents who enjoy the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge this Sunday can bring home more than cotton candy and carnival prizes, thanks to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is co-sponsoring a pet adoption event at the street fair. … Full Article

Grimm says U.S. should do more for Vietnam War veterans

Bay Ridge
US Rep. Michael Grimm, a marine who served in the first Gulf War back in the early 1990s, said the country should be doing more to honor Vietnam War veterans. … Full Article

UNACCEPTABLE: Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent

 Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake. … Full Article

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