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Earl Weiner and Gina Ingoglia received the seventh annual DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence in front of some 300 friends, fellow board members and elected officials at a fundraising gala at the h … Full Article

Brooklyn’s pumpkin man McMahon sculpts goodbye gift for BP Markowitz

Halloween is over, but “pumpkin carver to the stars” Hugh McMahon is still as busy as ever carving the giant gourds (and other fruit and vegetables) for Thanksgiving and other events.  … Full Article

Reagan letter tops auction of mayor Ed Koch's items

A letter in which former President Ronald Reagan says "I never doubted communism would eventually fail" has drawn the highest bid at an auction of materials that belonged to ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch. … Full Article

NYC foam food container ban plan to get hearing

The future of plastic-foam food containers in takeout-loving New York City is being debated at a hearing Monday on proposals to ban the containers or explore recycling them. … Full Article

Community boards look to de Blasio for curb cut enforcement

Bill de Blasio, curb cut enforcer? The leaders of two southern Brooklyn community boards said they are hopeful that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will pay close attention to quality of life issues such as illegal curb cuts. … Full Article

De Blasio gives Diamond hope for Red Hook trolley plan

Transit buff Robert Diamond -- whose plans for a trolley system serving Red Hook were at first supported by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) but then stymied by the agency in 2003 after he had already laid tracks on local streets -- feels that the election of Mayor-elect Bill de  … Full Article

Schumer tells Obama: Allow Filipinos to stay in US

Filipino nationals living in the US should be allowed to remain here while their typhoon-ravaged communities recover and rebuild, according to US Senator Charles Schumer. … Full Article

NYC-area airport workers protest ‘poverty wages’ during Thanksgiving week

Employees of private contractors at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports are holding protests during Thanksgiving week to bring attention to their “poverty wages and poor working conditions.”   … Full Article

Hikind wants Obama to stop ‘Knockout’ attacks

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is making a federal case out of the dangerous “Knockout” game played by street toughs. … Full Article

Bay Ridge corner congested with buses, community board tells MTA

Every day, tens of thousands of commuters descend on 86th Street and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge to get on the R train or board one of five bus lines that stop there, making the intersection one of the busiest transit hubs in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Doggone it! Let pets ride Amtrak, animal rights advocates say

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday – one of the busiest travel times of the year – animal rights advocates are pushing a pet cause. … Full Article

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