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SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  … Full Article

Community board chairman demands curb cut crackdown

Bill Guarinello wants homeowners who install illegal curb cuts to be hit by the city where it hurts: in the pocketbook. … Full Article

Library supporters to speak out at Monday Council hearing

Library supporters across New York City plan to make their voices heard at a City Council oversight hearing on Monday. … Full Article

Flood-prone Gowanus Garden becomes storm-resilient oasis

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant. … Full Article

Design group chooses Brooklyn Bridge Park for annual award

Brooklyn Bridge Park will receive the International Furnishing and Design Association’s (IFDA’s) annual Big Apple Award on Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galapagos Art Center, 16 Main St., DUMBO. … Full Article

Windsor Terrace is first in Brooklyn to compost its trash

Residents of Windsor Terrace had better be careful where they throw those banana peels! … Full Article

DOT meeting on improving ‘scary’ Flatbush Avenue

A stretch of Flatbush Avenue is called “scary” by residents and hair-raising by drivers. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park requests proposals for marina, skate rink

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) late Monday released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the long-term lease, development, and operation of a “first-class,” 186-slip marina adjacent to Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.   … Full Article

Ragamuffin Parade honoree warns: Support traditions or they will die

Frankie Marra has a stern warning for people who enjoy beloved southern Brooklyn traditions like the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade: Support them or they’ll fade away into memory. … Full Article

Fulton Transit Center to benefit Brooklyn riders

If you’re traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the A or C line and plan to transfer to the Lexington Avenue subway (4 or 5 lines) at Fulton Street, you’re in for some serious overcrowding on the 4 and 5 platform. … Full Article

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