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Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … 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

Survey of non-profits finds they're still helping Sandy victims

Coney Island
A year after superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Brooklyn and other parts of the city, many victims are still struggling with housing and financial challenges, a new report reveals. … Full Article

2 kittens that stopped Brooklyn subway get a home

Brooklyn Boro
Two kittens that stopped a couple of New York City subways after wandering onto the tracks have found a new home in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Prospect Park
Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring y … Full Article

Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park
Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama. The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school. Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article

Long a leader in squash tournaments, Heights Casino is a national beacon

The Baird Haney Juniors Tournament, which attracts the top players from the entire Northeast, is just one of three squash events hosted by the historic Heights Casino. … Full Article

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