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Gentile’s pet peeve – people abusing animals

A bill the City Council approved at its last session of 2013 will go a long way toward protecting animals from abuse at the hands of heartless people, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile, who co-sponsored the animal-rights legislation. … Full Article

Census survey: Brooklyn’s mainly middle-class, with many immigrants

The Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey (ACS) results are online, and they reveal Brooklyn residents to be mainly young or middle-aged, fairly well-educated and largely middle class.  … Full Article

National Grid has special fund to help with your heating bills

Help is available for low income homeowners having trouble keeping up with the high costs of heating their houses. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library wants your feedback on controversial Brooklyn Heights proposals

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) says it is looking for feedback from the public on the seven proposals it has received for redeveloping the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article

DOT to install safety measures on Albemarle Road

A Kensington street that has been a major concern to local residents for years is going to be getting some special attention from the Department of Transportation over the next few months. … Full Article

NYC declares north Brooklyn Heights a film ‘hot zone’

For years, residents and businesses have begged officials to do something about non-stop film production in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's daughter tells of substance abuse

The 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio opened up Tuesday about her personal struggles, saying she spent years battling substance abuse and depression. … Full Article

Mom of Brooklyn tot thrown from Manhattan building heartbroken

The mother of a 3-year-old thrown to his death from a 52-story apartment building said the father killed the boy — and then himself — out of spite. … Full Article

Two more de Blasio appointments: Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Chief of Staff

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio on Monday appointed Alicia Glen as his new Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development. Glen is currently head of the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs, which provides capital to underserved urban communities. … Full Article

Brooklyn man throws 3-year-old son, himself off Manhattan roof

A father threw his young child off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building in a murder-suicide on the first day he was allowed to be alone with the boy amid an ugly custody battle with the mother, police officials said Friday. … Full Article

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