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Library supporters to speak out at Monday Council hearing

New York City
Library supporters across New York City plan to make their voices heard at a City Council oversight hearing on Monday. … Full Article

Flood-prone Gowanus Garden becomes storm-resilient oasis

Gowanus
The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant. … Full Article

Design group chooses Brooklyn Bridge Park for annual award

DUMBO
Brooklyn Bridge Park will receive the International Furnishing and Design Association’s (IFDA’s) annual Big Apple Award on Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galapagos Art Center, 16 Main St., DUMBO. … Full Article

Windsor Terrace is first in Brooklyn to compost its trash

Windsor Terrace
Residents of Windsor Terrace had better be careful where they throw those banana peels! … Full Article

DOT meeting on improving ‘scary’ Flatbush Avenue

Flatbush
A stretch of Flatbush Avenue is called “scary” by residents and hair-raising by drivers. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park requests proposals for marina, skate rink

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) late Monday released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the long-term lease, development, and operation of a “first-class,” 186-slip marina adjacent to Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.   … Full Article

Ragamuffin Parade honoree warns: Support traditions or they will die

Bay Ridge
Frankie Marra has a stern warning for people who enjoy beloved southern Brooklyn traditions like the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade: Support them or they’ll fade away into memory. … Full Article

Fulton Transit Center to benefit Brooklyn riders

Other Brooklyns
If you’re traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the A or C line and plan to transfer to the Lexington Avenue subway (4 or 5 lines) at Fulton Street, you’re in for some serious overcrowding on the 4 and 5 platform. … Full Article

Schumer seeks to cut wait times at JFK Airport

Downtown
Charging that excessively long waits to go through customs at JFK Airport are hurting the region’s economy, US Senator Charles Schumer issued a personal appeal to the Department of Homeland Security to install new measures to alleviate problems for travelers. … Full Article

Animal rights protest planned for Greenpoint live poultry market

Greenpoint
Local and national animal rights activists will gather at Lee’s Live Poultry Market in Greenpoint on Saturday, September 28, to protest the slaughter of chickens there.  … Full Article

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