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The sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million was approved Tuesday evening at the library’s board meetin … Full Article

Longtime NYC bus driver killed in Brooklyn accident

A veteran New York City bus driver has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer in Brooklyn. Rosa Eubanks was on her way to work at the Flatbush bus depot on Tuesday when the accident occurred. … Full Article

No decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn cinema

It's no go from the LPC. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday not to vote on a new design for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.  … Full Article

Too early to plan for Christmas party? Not for this charity group

Christmas is still more than two months away, but one Bensonhurst-based charity organization is already gearing up for an annual holiday event it sponsors. … Full Article

TOMORROW: Coney Island Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

On Wednesday, the Brooklyn Public Library will celebrate the reopening of the Coney Island branch. The Coney Island Library was the most severely flooded and damaged branch in Brooklyn, and much of its structure and facilities had to be replaced or renovated. … Full Article

Woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Brooklyn

Police say a woman has died following a crash at a Brooklyn intersection that involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster and Ralph avenues, in the 63rd Precinct. … Full Article

Cop struck by car on Verrazano Bridge

A cop was struck by a car and was critically injured while working to reopen the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to traffic following overnight construction on Sunday, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials. … Full Article

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

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