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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

This is an actual street sign

DUMBO
This sign, making fun of the fashion in which some young men let their pants droop to show off their underwear, was seen in DUMBO near the Pearl Street triangle on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn leads city’s population growth

More people are moving to New York City than are moving out for the first time since before 1950, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. … Full Article

Fort Greene woman runs to inspire others to lose weight

Fort Greene
When Kristen Finneran runs in her first a half-marathon race on Sunday, she hopes to do more than just cross the finish line. She hopes she can serve as an inspiration to others. She has come a long way in her personal journey and wants others to know that they can do it, too. … Full Article

Sandy broke it, Army Corps will fix it! $100 million beach repair at Coney, Rockaways

Coney Island
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it intends solicit bids for a massive beach repair project at the Coney Island and Rockaway beaches in Brooklyn and Queens. … Full Article

Botanic Garden hosts `Making Brooklyn Bloom’ conference

Crown Heights
This past Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), witch hazel blossomed in tufts of yellow, orange, and red; blankets of crocuses beckoned imaginary picnickers; and daffodills, just beginning to rear their trumpet-like heads, vied with s … Full Article

Brooklyn plays host to 2 St. Patrick’s parades

Park Slope
It’ll be double the amount of fun! Brooklyn will play host to two big parades in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. … Full Article

City says ‘Slow down on McGuinness Boulevard!’

Greenpoint
Back in the 1960s, Simon and Garfunkel sang “Slow down, you move too fast.” That warning could also be given to motorists who drive on McGuiness Boulevard in Greenpoint, according to a local lawmaker. … Full Article

Red Hook, Gowanus at risk for severe flooding

Red Hook
The Eagle has published the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) map showing vulnerable areas on Brooklyn’s southern shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Just recently, FEMA published another section of its map, this one showing Red Hook and Gowanus (seen here). … Full Article

LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL: F Train Express may return

Park Slope
When Aaron Stern, the MTA’s director of management and budget, mentioned at a City Council hearing on Tuesday that the transit agency still plans to examine the idea of adding express service to the F train, many people in the area jumped to conclusions and rejoiced. … Full Article

DISGUSTING: 4 dogs set on fire in Canarsie

Canarsie
Authorities are looking for the suspects who set four puppies and a dog on fire. The dead animals were found in a bag on 91st Street near Ditmas Avenue in Canarsie area near a beverage distribution warehouse. The ASPCA says the dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes. … Full Article

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