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Nets spend Veterans Day at Fort Hamilton

Military men and women at the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton had an unusual crew of waiters serving them lunch on Monday. And boy were these waiters tall! … Full Article

Personal hygiene with extra zing! 1922 Brooklyn Eagle directory confirms existence of Sylvan Electric Bath

As everyone is taught by their parents never to use electric appliances around water for fear of electrocution, it’s no wonder that when a Boerum Hill Yahoo group member noticed an official-looking National Historic Landmark plaque at 160 Schermerhorn Street, he posted an inqui … Full Article

Con Ed 2012 rates highest of any major US utility

Newly released federal data show that Consolidated Edison's 2012 residential electricity prices were the highest of any major U.S. utility. … Full Article

Brooklyn volunteers to be honored at park conference

Take a look around you at New York City's green-spaces and you'll see some amazing things. Built-in Ping-Pong tables, free yoga classes, concerts, walking tours, dog runs, kayak launches, running tracks, Learning Gardens, bird watching and of course park benches and beautiful scenery. … Full Article

DOT puts traffic lights on deadly Kent Avenue

Nothing could ever bring back Raizy and Nachman Glauber, the young couple killed along with their baby by a hit-run driver on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year, but the city is making an effort to ensure that the street where they died is now safer for others. … Full Article

Judge flunks NYC in disaster plans for disabled

New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled because its otherwise laudable evacuation plans for emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks fall short of adequately caring for about 11 percent of the city's population, a federal judge ruled Thursday. … Full Article

Got a broom? Colton wants to clean up Bensonhurst

The streets of Bensonhurst will get a much-needed makeover on Saturday, thanks to volunteers taking part in a big community cleanup organized by Assemblyman Bill Colton. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s BP-elect Eric Adams ‘Can’t wait to get started’

State Senator Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s new Borough Present-elect, is poised to replace Brooklyn’s popular three-term BP Marty Markowitz.  … Full Article

Willowtown anniversary dinner to honor veteran activists

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

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

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