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NYC launches fire safety effort in Sandy's wake

A first-of-its-kind fire-safety push in New York City focuses on homes in areas battered by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Guild for Exceptional Children in Brooklyn honors Maria Hatzipetros for 400 hours of community service

On Friday, Oct. 4, Poly Prep's Maria Hatzipetros was honored by the Guild for Exceptional Children as the first Junior Benefactor in the history of the organization at their annual Autumn Gala at the El Caribe in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sunset Park BID sponsors weapon buyback program

The Sunset Park Business Improvement District (BID) is urging anyone in the neighborhood who has an illegal gun to surrender it to authorities. To entice gun owners reluctant to give up their weapons, the BID is sweetening the pot by offer bank cards worth up to $200. … Full Article

New top cop at 76th precinct

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff handed over the head position at the 76th Police Precinct to Captain Justin Lenz, a 23-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. … Full Article

Eco dock opens at 69th Street pier

New York has a total of 525 miles of shoreline, but to the great frustration of city officials, not much of the waterfront is accessible for recreational use. … Full Article

State says 'No' to Time Warner’s request for nighttime phone disconnects

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday denied Time Warner Cable’s request to be allowed to pull the plug at night on phone customers behind on their bills. … Full Article

Boaters want to help landlubbers survive the next storm

The crew of the Mary A. Whalen started storm preparations four days before Hurricane Sandy was expected to strike last October. An elementary school class had just finished its visit when the crew began clearing the deck and securing dock lines. … Full Article

City pushes ahead with controversial plan for homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens

More than 1,000 residents of Carroll Gardens have signed a petition against a homeless shelter for 170 single men planned fo … Full Article

Futuristic automatic pay toilet coming to Downtown Brooklyn

A “cutting-edge” automatic public toilet (APT) is coming to Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn swimming pool to double as skating rink

 Now that summer is over, a Brooklyn swimming pool will be put to a new use: An ice skating rink. The rink at McCarren Park Pool will open on Nov. 15. It's located on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border. … Full Article

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