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Willowtown anniversary dinner to honor veteran activists

Brooklyn Heights
In the late 1950s Robert Moses, known as the “master builder” of mid-20th century New York City, saw Willowtown in the southwest corner of Brooklyn Heights as a slum and targeted it for demolition. He intended to build high-rise housing on the cleared land. Long-time residents and newcomers … Full Article

Mayor-elect de Blasio wants your ideas and resumes

New York City
Want to submit a helpful idea – or your resume -- to New York City’s Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio?  … Full Article

De Blasio names NYC transition team leaders

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named two longtime civic leaders to head his transition team. De Blasio said Wednesday that Jennifer Jones Austin and Carl Weisbrod will serve as co-chairs. … Full Article

NY Republican leader jabs Cuomo over fracking

ALBANY— As state Republican Chairman Ed Cox leads an attack Wednesday on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's indecision over whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, Democrats attacked Cox's own personal stock and position with a global natural gas drilling company. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's Italian roots town cheers

ROME— The southern Italian town of Bill de Blasio's maternal grandfather is cheering his landslide victory in New York City's mayoral election and inviting him to receive honorary citizenship in a ceremony. … Full Article

Bette Midler donates trees to obscure Bay Ridge highway noise

Bay Ridge
The Divine Miss M is helping Bay Ridge residents get more ZZZZs. … Full Article

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio calls inequality biggest challenge facing NYC

New York City
Following his landslide election victory on Tuesday night, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio thanked his many supporters in an acceptance speech delivered at the Park Slope Armory, and told the cheering crowd that the hard work was just beginning.
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Technical problems plague Brooklyn polling places early on election day

Brooklyn Boro
Voting in several districts across Brooklyn – many in what might be considered “de Blasio territory” - got off to a rough start Tuesday morning with widespread reports of electronic voting machine malfunctions. … Full Article

Two Trees Management Co. announces new public art commission

Two Trees Management Co., in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, is pleased to present Bird God Drone, a sculpture by British artist Nick Hornby, at Clumber Corner, located at the intersection of Washington and Prospect Streets in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Schumer wants to put tracking devices on autistic kids

Downtown
It’s a case that is every parent’s nightmare. Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who walked out of his Long Island City school and hasn’t been seen since, has been officially missing for more than a month. … Full Article

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