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Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Gerritsen Beach Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Gerritsen Beach
Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach Library reopened to the community on Monday. At a ceremony held in the newly opened branch, Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership were joined by Gerritsen Beach community members. … Full Article

NYC announces Wi-Fi, broadband initiatives for all 5 boroughs

New York City is announcing initiatives to expand wireless and broadband connectivity. The plans include free public Wi-Fi in 10 commercial districts in all five boroughs, starting in December. … Full Article

NIA hands out awards to police chief, principal, other leaders

Dyker Heights
The Neighborhood Improvement Association, a Dyker Heights-based organization that has won praise for its outreach efforts to schoolchildren and senior citizens, will hand out some praise of its own when it honors six southwest Brooklyn law enforcement, business, and educational leaders at i … Full Article

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

Downtown
SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  … Full Article

Community board chairman demands curb cut crackdown

Bensonhurst
Bill Guarinello wants homeowners who install illegal curb cuts to be hit by the city where it hurts: in the pocketbook. … Full Article

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

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