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One of the windiest intersections in New York City — the intersection of Court and Montague streets in Brooklyn Heights — resembled a minor battlefield Monday afternoon as wind gusts as high as 55  … Full Article

'Great Day in My Life': Spike Lee is Marathon Grand Marshal

He's a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar Award-winner, a crazy New York sports fan and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s NYU Poly receives $100 million, changes name to ‘NYU Tandon School of Engineering’

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn has changed its name to NYU Tandon School of Engineering after receiving a $100 million donation from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon, the university announced on Monday. … Full Article

Confirmed: 2nd body found in Borough Park rubble

Officials said on Monday that the investigation is ongoing into the cause of the tragic house explosion and fire that killed two woman and injured roughly a dozen in Borough Park. … Full Article

New York may have dodged Hurricane Joaquin, but wind and rain lash coast

The odds of dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin scoring a direct hit on New York are now very low as forecasts have the hurricane passing well off the eastern coast. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton advocates raise funds to fight for base’s survival

The Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee held a dinner Thursday night to raise funds for a fight it hopes it never has to have. … Full Article

Friday Oct. 2, Our World In Pictures

OREGON — Students Mourn Shootout Losses: Meriah Calvert prays by candles spelling out the initials for Umpqua Community College after a candlelight vigil in Roseburg on Thursday. A man opened fire at the school before dying in a shootout with police. … Full Article

Cuomo: State preparing for Hurricane Joaquin worst case scenario

It’s still too early to predict where or even if Hurricane Joaquin will hit New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that the state and agencies like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the MTA are making preparations just in case. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo: Get ready for possible hit from Hurricane Joaquin

While it’s still too early to predict with certainty, the National Hurricane Center’s computer models show a possibility of newly-declared Hurricane Joaquin hitting the East Coast of the U.S. … Full Article

‘Slow Zone’ rolling out in Brooklyn Heights

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun implementing a Slow Zone in Brooklyn Heights. The Slow Zone will lower the speed limit in the Heights to 20 mph, and install 21 speed humps, according to the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA). … Full Article

Report: Higher ed pumps nearly $3 billion annually into Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges, universities and law school annually pump nearly $3 billion into the local economy, generate nearly $17 million in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than 22,000 jobs, a study released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has found. … Full Article

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