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Canarsie vigil will mark Superstorm anniversary

Canarsie
Brooklyn residents will mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an interfaith service and candlelight vigil. The event will be held Tuesday evening in Canarsie Park. The ceremony will honor those who died and celebrate the resilience of the community.  … Full Article

Annals of Sandy: Brooklyn Historical Society mounts photos exhibiting deluge devastation

Brooklyn Boro
A car lies marooned amid mountains of sand. The parking garage it's in proved unprotective. Half a house stands desolate after an onslaught of wind and water; lead-gray waves loom frighteningly close. … Full Article

GOP pols to present tax cut plan to Cuomo commission

Bay Ridge
You'll be paying less money to fill up your gas tank if Republican state lawmakers get their way. And your Con Ed bill might go down, too. A trio of Republican members of the State Assembly is advocating for tax cuts as a way of stimulating the economy. … Full Article

OBIT: Lou Reed, Brooklyn-born Iconic Punk Poet, Dead at 71

Brooklyn Boro
Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday at 71. … Full Article

Prayer vigil held for missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo

New York City
The family of an autistic boy missing more than three weeks asked for his safe return at a prayer vigil. Avonte Oquendo was last seen on Oct. 4 walking out of a school in Queens. … Full Article

Feds to pay for Montague Street Tunnel repairs

Downtown
First free rides on the R train were announced and then it was learned that the federal government would pick up most of the multi-million dollar tab for repairing the Sandy-damaged Montague Street tunnel. … Full Article

‘Literary Brooklyn’ gala celebrates 20 years of the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

Brooklyn Heights
Literary Brooklynites convened at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Monday evening as the Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, Inc. (FBHBL) celebrated their 20-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser. … Full Article

News conference focuses on Sandy, one year later

Coney Island
Although many of the most visible Brooklyn “victims” of Superstorm Sandy, such as the Coney Island Boardwalk and Nathan’s, have been rebuilt, there is still a lot of work to do, and entire neighborhoods are plagued by mold and structural damage. … Full Article

Green-Wood cemetery allowing joggers Friday

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn's bucolic Green-Wood Cemetery will be open to joggers for six hours on Friday. The historic cemetery is accommodating runners who may be inconvenienced by the closure of parts of Prospect Park due to President Barack Obama's visit to Brooklyn Friday. … Full Article

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