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As a crowd on Joralemon Street applauded, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams climbed a ladder on Friday to attach the final segment of a massive rainbow banner which wraps completely around Boro … Full Article

DUMBO residents worry about ever-present gas leak

DUMBO residents and workers have become increasingly alarmed about a gas leak on Jay Street that has been venting from street grates for months. … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols warn: Beware of phone scammers

You’re sitting at home watching “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC and you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who tells you that you owe a fortune in back taxes and that if you don’t pay up immediately, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. … Full Article

Dyker Heights civic leader offers bold idea to NYC

Fran Vella-Marrone, a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, has a counter-proposal to the city’s plan to raise water rates by 3.24 percent this year. … Full Article

Bay Ridge community board asks city for better bike lanes

Bay Ridge could soon become a bicycle rider’s paradise if the city’s Department of Transportation goes along with a request made by the local community board. … Full Article

NYC Council bill calls for panic buttons in all taxis

The City Council has introduced a bill that would require emergency buttons in all New York City taxis. If the legislation is adopted it would cover yellow, green and livery cabs. … Full Article

Sanitation Dept. expands organic recycling in Bay Ridge

More Bay Ridge residents will be asked to collect their after-dinner table scraps as part of the Department of Sanitation’s organic recycling effort, according to a local official who said the agency is expanding a pilot program already underway in the neighborhood. … Full Article

Colton organizing Bensonhurst trash plant protest

Undaunted by the start of construction of a new Department of Sanitation trash processing plant in Bensonhurst, Assemblymember Bill Colton is organizing a rally to protest the facility. … Full Article

Schumer calls for $2.5M for Navy Yard project

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday urged the U.S. … Full Article

$3M in Sandy funding approved for Coney Island’s Steeplechase Pier

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced more than $3.4 million in federal funding for Sandy-related repairs to the Coney Island Steeplechase Pier. … Full Article

NY Senate shelves plan to allow local minimum wage increases

A proposal to let cities in New York state set their own minimum wages was shelved by lawmakers in the state Senate on Monday — dealing a setback to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others who want the state to relinquish its total control of the wage. … Full Article

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