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Coney Island gardeners vow court fight after garden is destroyed

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Well, if Mary belonged to the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island, the answer to the old nursery rhyme would be “not at all.” … Full Article

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people's pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher. … Full Article

School tax exemption deadline fast approaching

Dec. 31 is more than just the last day of 2013. It also marks the last day in which homeowners can register for New York State’s school tax relief program, otherwise known as STAR. … Full Article

Gentile’s pet peeve – people abusing animals

A bill the City Council approved at its last session of 2013 will go a long way toward protecting animals from abuse at the hands of heartless people, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile, who co-sponsored the animal-rights legislation. … Full Article

Census survey: Brooklyn’s mainly middle-class, with many immigrants

The Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey (ACS) results are online, and they reveal Brooklyn residents to be mainly young or middle-aged, fairly well-educated and largely middle class.  … Full Article

National Grid has special fund to help with your heating bills

Help is available for low income homeowners having trouble keeping up with the high costs of heating their houses. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library wants your feedback on controversial Brooklyn Heights proposals

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) says it is looking for feedback from the public on the seven proposals it has received for redeveloping the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article

DOT to install safety measures on Albemarle Road

A Kensington street that has been a major concern to local residents for years is going to be getting some special attention from the Department of Transportation over the next few months. … Full Article

NYC declares north Brooklyn Heights a film ‘hot zone’

For years, residents and businesses have begged officials to do something about non-stop film production in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's daughter tells of substance abuse

The 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio opened up Tuesday about her personal struggles, saying she spent years battling substance abuse and depression. … Full Article

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