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IBO: Transit riders reusing old MetroCards may cost MTA millions

The Independent Budget Office says that MTA New York City Transit has had an invisible “change jar” full of nickels, dimes and quarters left unused on lost and expired MetroCards … Full Article

Brooklyn multi-car accident causes major delays

Authorities say four people were hurt in a multi-car accident on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn. Dep. Insp. Richard De Blasio of the 68th Police Precinct in Bay Ridge said the accident involved 13 cars on the Manhattan-bound HOV lane on the expressway. … Full Article

Select Bus Service comes to Brooklyn’s B44

Select Bus Service came to Brooklyn on Monday as officials inaugurated the “super-express” service on the B44 bus, the city’s fifth-busiest bus line. … Full Article

Community board approves street naming for late Tom Kane

The late Tom Kane, a legendary Bay Ridge actor, playwright and all-around promoter of the arts, will be honored posthumously by New York City, which is moving forward with a plan to name a street corner after him. … Full Article

Justice Schack says Brooklyn has busiest court in U.S.

Kings County has the busiest civil court in the entire country, including thousands of jurisdictions between New York and California, according to New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack, who said tens of thousands of cases are heard at the Adams Street courthouse each year. … Full Article

Brooklyn non-profit receives $200,000 award

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named The Hope Program (HOPE) as a 2013 Neighborhood Builders award recipient. … Full Article

Jeffries tells city to flush plans for boardwalk bathroom

Take your comfort station and flush it down the toilet! … Full Article

Changes coming to Bensonhurst's Santa Rosalia Feast

One of Bensonhurst’s time-honored traditions, the Santa Rosalia Feast on 18th Avenue, will have a different look in 2014, if the city goes along with a set of recommendations made by Community Board 11. … Full Article

Bensonhurst drivers beg city to ease parking rules

Residents living along New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst are having a tough time finding parking spaces for their cars because of strict regulations imposed by the city – rules that residents said are unnecessary. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park celebrates opening of new parkland

Sometimes called the “jewel” of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park – with a unique mandate to be self-sustaining – has been continually evolving since the first proposals for a park along the waterfront were developed in 1988. … Full Article

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