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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

Brooklyn Bridge Park requests proposals for marina, skate rink

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) late Monday released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the long-term lease, development, and operation of a “first-class,” 186-slip marina adjacent to Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.   … Full Article

Ragamuffin Parade honoree warns: Support traditions or they will die

Bay Ridge
Frankie Marra has a stern warning for people who enjoy beloved southern Brooklyn traditions like the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade: Support them or they’ll fade away into memory. … Full Article

Fulton Transit Center to benefit Brooklyn riders

Other Brooklyns
If you’re traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the A or C line and plan to transfer to the Lexington Avenue subway (4 or 5 lines) at Fulton Street, you’re in for some serious overcrowding on the 4 and 5 platform. … Full Article

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

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