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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Coney Island Aquarium will partly reopen on May 25

Coney Island
The New York Aquarium will partially reopen on May 25, a milestone that will be celebrated about seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the 14-acre aquarium campus. … Full Article

Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Return this Weekend

DUMBO
Whether or not it feels like spring, the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will be back in action this weekend, featuring hundreds of local vendors. Visitors can enjoy a variety of different fresh food options and can shop for antiques, jewelry, furniture, and vintage clothing. Referred to by … Full Article

Red Hook library reopens after Superstorm Sandy

Red Hook

Will partner with non-profits in 2014

Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Red Hook Library re-opened on Tuesday, April 2.  … Full Article

Got an old computer? Bring it to the recycling fair!

Bay Ridge
Community Board 10 and members of the Xaverian High School Robotics Team are working together to organize an Electronics Recycling event for southern Brooklyn residents who want to get rid of old computers, … Full Article

Botanic Garden’s cherry-watching season begins

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s horticulture staff has observed the first flush of blossoms on the early-blooming Prunus sargentii or “Fudan-zakura” cherry tree —indicating Hanami has begun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. … Full Article

NYC bike-sharing program’s new roll-out date is May

Brooklyn Heights
Citi Bike, the long-awaited but sometimes-delayed bike-share program that is slated to open 600 bike-sharing “stations” with 10,000 bikes across the city, is now slated to roll out in May with locations in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Gree … Full Article

Repairs slated for historic Carroll Street Bridge

Gowanus
The historic Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, one of only four retractable bridges in the U.S., will be repaired starting around April 1, a development that will require the complete closure of the bridge to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. … Full Article

Smith-9th Streets station on F, G lines set to open next month

Red Hook
The Smith-9th Streets station on the F and G lines – the world’s highest subway station and the rapid-transit gateway to Red Hook --is set to reopen the week of April 22 again after a t … Full Article

Bank vice president wins Bay Ridge council’s top award

Bay Ridge
A bank executive with strong ties to Brooklyn’s civic life and its religious organizations has been named winner of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Civic Award for 2013. … Full Article

Thrift sale to raise funds for restoration of New Utrecht Reformed Church

Bensonhurst
Shoppers can find great bargains and help an historic old church at the same time by attending a thrift sale in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article

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