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News conference focuses on Sandy, one year later

Although many of the most visible Brooklyn “victims” of Superstorm Sandy, such as the Coney Island Boardwalk and Nathan’s, have been rebuilt, there is still a lot of work to do, and entire neighborhoods are plagued by mold and structural damage. … Full Article

Green-Wood cemetery allowing joggers Friday

Brooklyn's bucolic Green-Wood Cemetery will be open to joggers for six hours on Friday. The historic cemetery is accommodating runners who may be inconvenienced by the closure of parts of Prospect Park due to President Barack Obama's visit to Brooklyn Friday. … Full Article

Survey of non-profits finds they're still helping Sandy victims

A year after superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Brooklyn and other parts of the city, many victims are still struggling with housing and financial challenges, a new report reveals. … Full Article

2 kittens that stopped Brooklyn subway get a home

Two kittens that stopped a couple of New York City subways after wandering onto the tracks have found a new home in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring y … Full Article

Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama. The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school. Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article

Long a leader in squash tournaments, Heights Casino is a national beacon

The Baird Haney Juniors Tournament, which attracts the top players from the entire Northeast, is just one of three squash events hosted by the historic Heights Casino. … Full Article

Bay Ridge community board rejects DOT’s Fourth Ave. plan

Bay Ridge civic leaders want the city to step on the brakes instead of driving through a controversial plan to reconfigure a long stretch of Fourth Avenue to make the heavily-crossed thoroughfare safer for pedestrians. … Full Article

Longtime NYC bus driver killed in Brooklyn accident

A veteran New York City bus driver has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer in Brooklyn. Rosa Eubanks was on her way to work at the Flatbush bus depot on Tuesday when the accident occurred. … Full Article

No decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn cinema

It's no go from the LPC. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday not to vote on a new design for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.  … Full Article

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