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Felder gives Brooklyn Public Library $140,000 check

How many books can you buy for $140,000? The Brooklyn Public Library is going to find out, thanks to a state lawmaker who secured funding for the institution. … Full Article

TODAY: Rides free on sections of A and R lines

Subway riders on the A and R lines can ride for free on Tuesday along sections hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Canarsie vigil will mark Superstorm anniversary

Brooklyn residents will mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an interfaith service and candlelight vigil. The event will be held Tuesday evening in Canarsie Park. The ceremony will honor those who died and celebrate the resilience of the community.  … Full Article

Annals of Sandy: Brooklyn Historical Society mounts photos exhibiting deluge devastation

A car lies marooned amid mountains of sand. The parking garage it's in proved unprotective. Half a house stands desolate after an onslaught of wind and water; lead-gray waves loom frighteningly close. … Full Article

GOP pols to present tax cut plan to Cuomo commission

You'll be paying less money to fill up your gas tank if Republican state lawmakers get their way. And your Con Ed bill might go down, too. A trio of Republican members of the State Assembly is advocating for tax cuts as a way of stimulating the economy. … Full Article

OBIT: Lou Reed, Brooklyn-born Iconic Punk Poet, Dead at 71

Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday at 71. … Full Article

Prayer vigil held for missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo

The family of an autistic boy missing more than three weeks asked for his safe return at a prayer vigil. Avonte Oquendo was last seen on Oct. 4 walking out of a school in Queens. … Full Article

Feds to pay for Montague Street Tunnel repairs

First free rides on the R train were announced and then it was learned that the federal government would pick up most of the multi-million dollar tab for repairing the Sandy-damaged Montague Street tunnel. … Full Article

‘Literary Brooklyn’ gala celebrates 20 years of the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

Literary Brooklynites convened at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Monday evening as the Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, Inc. (FBHBL) celebrated their 20-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser. … Full Article

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