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The Department of Transportation (DOT) will be busy in Borough Park this summer, repaving several streets in the neighborhood to ensure a smooth ride for motorists navigating local roadways. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born Navy sailor helps get aircraft carrier ready for service

Petty Officer First Class Ernest Quinones, a native of Brooklyn, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with the job of bringing the country’s newest aircraft carrier into service. … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets summertime cleanup

Bensonhurst residents were greeted with clean, litter-free sidewalks on Wednesday, thanks to a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger as part on an ongoing “Speak-Up & Clean-Up” campaign aimed at getting rid of trash and raising aware … Full Article

City says raccoon found in Bensonhurst had rabies

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned out to have rabies. … Full Article

Vincent Gentile takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It's a good thing Councilmember Vincent Gentile didn't wear a suit to work on Wednesday. He got soaking wet! … Full Article

Bay Ridge Unity Task Force revives its peace mission

In the wake of a series of attacks on Muslim Americans in southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent months, the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force held a special breakfast meeting in a mosque Tuesday morning to begin planning a strategy on how to address hate crimes and promote peaceful co-existence bet … Full Article

Palestine supporters rally in Brooklyn, unfurl banner from Manhattan Bridge

Downtown Brooklyn was awash in a sea of Palestinian flags on Wednesday as activists rallied for Palestine and urged sanctions against Israel.
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3,000-mile charity bike ride finishes in Brighton Beach

A 3,000-mile charitable bike ride from Los Angeles to New York City made its final stop in Brighton Beach Sunday afternoon. Participants of the Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship Tour were raising money for special needs children as they began their journey out west nearly 40 days ago. … Full Article

VIDEO: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 development debate

The development of two pieces of undeveloped land at Pier 6 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a hotly debated topic between residents and the BBP Corporation members. The reason: luxury housing inside the park. … Full Article

False alarm on Brooklyn Bridge triggers search by air, land and sea

The NYPD received a report of someone climbing on the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge late Monday afternoon. … Full Article

New York City haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors

In Courtney Harding's glassy condo tower in Williamsburg, owners pay as much as $1,000 a month on top of their mortgages to maintain the building and its services, she said. The common charges don't apply to renters in the low-rise, brick affordable companion building next door. … Full Article

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