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An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. … Full Article

Friends raising funds to pay for Xaverian grad’s funeral

A tragedy in Gerritsen Beach has brought that community together, with friends and neighbors joining forces to raise money to pay for the funeral of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. … Full Article

Brooklyn junkyard fire blackens sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie

The sky over East Flatbush / Canarsie filled with thick black smoke at roughly 5 p.m. Wednesday as a fire broke out in a junkyard at Preston Court to Ralph Ave., 1511 Preston Court, not far from King’s Highway. … Full Article

New-York Historical Society to explore Battle of Brooklyn

This fall, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the largest single battle of the American Revolution, the New-York Historical Society will present “The Battle of Brooklyn,” on view from Sept. 23, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. … Full Article

DOT to repave Borough Park streets

Motorists who drive on pothole-plagued streets in three Brooklyn neighborhoods — Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Midwood — will soon be driving on much smoother roadways thanks to a Department of Transportation (DOT) project taking place this summer. … Full Article
Coney Island Beach Closed After Several Sharks Spotted

Coney Island Beach closed after several sharks spotted

Lucien Zayan goes to Coney Island every morning in the summer as part of his daily routine. He checks his emails, calls his friends in Paris and reads on the beach. … Full Article

$27B transformation of MTA to begin with 3 Brooklyn stations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $27 billion transformation of New York City’s mass transit system Monday morning at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. “It’s the recreation of the MTA,” Cuomo told reporters and others at the press conference. … Full Article

Squibb Park Bridge to reopen next spring, 50 percent less bouncy

After being shut down roughly two years ago, bouncy Squibb Park Bridge, zig-zagging downward from Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, will undergo repairs, park officials told The New York Times. … Full Article

DEP to give out rain barrels in Dyker Heights

Homeowners in Dyker Heights will be able to get rain barrels for free, thanks to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which will be coming to the neighborhood to distribute barrels this Saturday. … Full Article

Security cameras coming to Brooklyn to help investigate local crimes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday unveiled Operation Safe Shopper, a partnership between local civic organizations and the NYPD in which he has funded the deployment of security cameras in neighborhoods across Brooklyn to assist with the investigation of local crimes. … Full Article

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