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Earl Weiner and Gina Ingoglia received the seventh annual DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence in front of some 300 friends, fellow board members and elected officials at a fundraising gala at the h … Full Article

Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction. … Full Article

Symposium on ‘The Selling Of Public Assets’ Sunday in Brooklyn Heights

In light of the recent wave of the “monitization” of public assets across New York City, on Sunday, Nov. 3, a symposium called “The Selling of Public Assets” will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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1 year after Sandy, NYC marathoners ready to run

The New York City Marathon is hoping to make a triumphant comeback this weekend after Superstorm Sandy's devastation forced its cancellation last year. Security will be heightened following the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon last spring. … Full Article

Friday’s food stamp cuts to affect almost 200,000 Brooklyn families

Friday’s nationwide, automatic $5 billion cut in food stamp benefits is expected to hit Brooklyn families especially hard, according to Cornell University nutrition experts, who warn that a staggering one third of families in the borough use food stamps, compared to only 16 percent statewide. … Full Article

NYC moves closer to tobacco-buying age of 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21. … Full Article

Bidding on $50 Banksy painting tops $310,000

Bidding on a painting that British graffiti artist Banksy bought for $50 and altered has climbed to more than $310,000. … Full Article

City seeks to unite Coney Island Creek areas

A revamped area around Coney Island Creek is one element in Mayor Bloomberg’s “resiliency” plan to strengthen shoreline protection around the city’s most vulnerable edges in the event of another major storm. … Full Article

Home Depot volunteers transformed Sandy-battered Coney Island home

On Oct. 29, The Home Depot Foundation transformed the Coney Island-area home of Police Officer Petlyn Job, a 12-year veteran New York police officer who is a single mother of three children and also cares for her elderly parents. … Full Article

Cobble Hill Association seeks to answer: ‘What the heck is going on at LICH?’

Groups and individuals working to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from closure by SUNY Downstate were presented with awards and heartfelt applause at the Cobble Hill Association’s (CHA) Fall General Meeting, held at … Full Article

Boerum Hill slow zone is vetted; Heights sure to watch closely

Concerned by the number of vehicular accidents within its borders, some involving pedestrians and some even resulting in fatalities, the transportation committee of the Boerum Hill Association set about researching successful slow zone programs abroad about four years ago. … Full Article

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