NYC moves closer to tobacco-buying age of 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21. … Full Article

Bidding on $50 Banksy painting tops $310,000

Bidding on a painting that British graffiti artist Banksy bought for $50 and altered has climbed to more than $310,000. … Full Article

City seeks to unite Coney Island Creek areas

A revamped area around Coney Island Creek is one element in Mayor Bloomberg’s “resiliency” plan to strengthen shoreline protection around the city’s most vulnerable edges in the event of another major storm. … Full Article

Home Depot volunteers transformed Sandy-battered Coney Island home

On Oct. 29, The Home Depot Foundation transformed the Coney Island-area home of Police Officer Petlyn Job, a 12-year veteran New York police officer who is a single mother of three children and also cares for her elderly parents. … Full Article

Cobble Hill Association seeks to answer: ‘What the heck is going on at LICH?’

Groups and individuals working to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from closure by SUNY Downstate were presented with awards and heartfelt applause at the Cobble Hill Association’s (CHA) Fall General Meeting, held at … Full Article

Boerum Hill slow zone is vetted; Heights sure to watch closely

Concerned by the number of vehicular accidents within its borders, some involving pedestrians and some even resulting in fatalities, the transportation committee of the Boerum Hill Association set about researching successful slow zone programs abroad about four years ago. … Full Article

Parts of NY Aquarium still closed – 1 year after Sandy

Superstorm Sandy caused so much damage to the New York Aquarium that parts of the facility remained closed a year after the hurricane came ashore in Coney Island, according to its director. … Full Article

Bloomberg: NY always comes back stronger

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it's fitting to remember the heroism as well as the sorrow connected with Superstorm Sandy. Bloomberg spoke Tuesday in Coney Island. It was his final stop on a tour designed to show New York City's resiliency. … Full Article

Many in Coney Island still feel post-storm needs

In a cubicle-like apartment with a 12th floor view of the Atlantic Ocean, the trauma of hurricane Sandy is still fresh. … Full Article

Cuomo: NYC, state better equipped for weather

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials have kicked off what's billed as a "Sandy Resiliency Tour" at the National Museum of the American Indian. The Lower Manhattan museum was temporarily shut down last year by flooding and power outages. … Full Article


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