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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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden denies it’s ending scientific research

Crown Heights
More than a thousand people have signed a petition protesting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s elimination of “the last vestige of support for research  … Full Article

Flooded in Sandy, Jane’s Carousel gets extra protection

DUMBO
One of the lasting images of Sandy’s destruction was of Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park submerged in floodwater. … Full Article

Soldier’s widow finally gets benefits from government

Bay Ridge
Miranda Valenti could tell a lot of stories about government bureaucracy. She has experienced it first-hand. … Full Article

Elderly man hit by out-of-control truck dies

Dyker Heights
A 71-year-old man who was struck and critically injured by a pickup truck that came onto the sidewalk after colliding with a mini-van at a Dyker Heights intersection Tuesday afternoon has died, police said.  … Full Article

More information on the Brooklyn native behind Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON— The former Navy reservist who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday. … Full Article

Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Brooklyn native Aaron Alexis

Brooklyn Boro
WASHINGTON— Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis. … Full Article

Levin calls on city to develop a ‘cultural plan’

Greenpoint
“Art isn’t easy,” is the lyric from a number in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” about the artist George Seurat’s struggles with creativity and commerce. … Full Article

FDNY emergency drill to be held at Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards
The city's Office of Emergency Management says the FDNY and U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting a disaster drill at the Barclays Center. The OEM says it will be conducted from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. … Full Article

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