OBITUARY: Brita Immergut, longtime Heights resident and Poly Prep professor

Brooklyn Heights
On Aug. 1, 2013, at 84, Brita Immergut, revered math professor, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died of natural causes. Brita was the beloved wife of Edmund H. … Full Article

Sandy task force: Coasts should prepare for rising seas

Coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending now on protective measures could save money later, according to a report issued by a presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Where to put speed cameras? Levin wants public to decide

Brooklyn Heights
Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the speed camera bill into law, the question is: Where to install the devices? Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights-Williamsburg-Greenpoint) has an idea: Let the public decide. … Full Article

Bloomberg proposes fingerprinting at public housing

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says people entering New York City public housing should be fingerprinted as a crime-prevention measure. … Full Article

Ratner selected to rebuild Nassau Coliseum

A decade-long effort to renovate the aging and dilapidated Nassau Coliseum  moved a step closer to fruition on Thursday when officials chose Forest City Ratner, the developer of Brooklyn's Barclays Center and MetroTech, to redevelop the Nassau Veterans … Full Article

NYC bus drivers plead for protection from assaults

Fare increases. Route cuts. General frustration over life. In New York City, there is no shortage of reasons why bus drivers are targeted for assault — an average of 88 attacks every year in the nation's largest bus system. … Full Article

Gentile helps residents move electrical wires off their sidewalk

A potentially dangerous situation that had been festering for months on a Bensonhurst street was finally resolved, thanks to, of all things, a block party. … Full Article

Brooklyn job growth means more transit problems, challenges, says report

Brooklyn Boro
Twenty-four percent more workers both live and work in Brooklyn now than was the case just 10 years ago.
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OBITUARY: William Lynch, former deputy NYC mayor, dies at 72

William Lynch, a deputy to then-Mayor David Dinkins who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics and was influential in Nelson Mandela's historic visit, died Friday at age 72. … Full Article

Child hurt at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel ride

Coney Island
A 5-year-old boy suffered lacerations to his left leg and head after falling off a kiddie ride at an amusement park in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. … Full Article


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