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Fort Hamilton museum closed by government shutdown

Bay Ridge
One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the Harbor Defense Museum on the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, according to Col. Eluyn Gines, the fort’s commanding officer. … Full Article

BAM offers free WiFi via "BAMwifi_ForBK" network

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in partnership with the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB), today announced plans to offer free wireless internet connectivity along Fulton Street. … Full Article

A ‘sizable number’ of developers eyeing Brooklyn Heights Library site

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch library site has attracted a significant amount of interest from developers, BPL spokesperson Emma Woods told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn marathon runner to raise $5,000 to support Lung Association

On Sunday Nov. 3, thousands will take to the streets of New York City as part of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. The course, which starts in Staten Island, covers 26.2 miles through all five boroughs, finishing in Central Park.  … Full Article

Pols want MTA to extend B37 route

Downtown
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn’t go far enough when it decided to re-instate the B37 bus. That’s what three lawmakers who represent constituents along the bus route are saying. … Full Article

Gerritsen Beach Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Gerritsen Beach
Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach Library reopened to the community on Monday. At a ceremony held in the newly opened branch, Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership were joined by Gerritsen Beach community members. … Full Article

NYC announces Wi-Fi, broadband initiatives for all 5 boroughs

New York City is announcing initiatives to expand wireless and broadband connectivity. The plans include free public Wi-Fi in 10 commercial districts in all five boroughs, starting in December. … Full Article

NIA hands out awards to police chief, principal, other leaders

Dyker Heights
The Neighborhood Improvement Association, a Dyker Heights-based organization that has won praise for its outreach efforts to schoolchildren and senior citizens, will hand out some praise of its own when it honors six southwest Brooklyn law enforcement, business, and educational leaders at i … Full Article

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

Downtown
SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  … Full Article

Community board chairman demands curb cut crackdown

Bensonhurst
Bill Guarinello wants homeowners who install illegal curb cuts to be hit by the city where it hurts: in the pocketbook. … Full Article

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