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Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

Community Board 11 mines city's 311 data to address concerns

When you call 311 to complain about a broken street light, a pothole or a noisy neighbor, your complaint is logged and categorized. That way, the city is able to keep track of the data and determine the most prevalent concerns. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers for May 9

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, May 9, 2014. Updated periodically.
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NYC marijuana arrests plummet

inor marijuana arrests in New York City have plunged in recent years amid questions about police tactics. But new statistics show the arrests dropped more modestly in the first three months of a new mayoral administration that has pledged to reduce them. … Full Article

Obituary: Suzanne Eikenberry, 76, longtime Brooklyn activist

Suzanne Eikenberry, long an activist in Brooklyn political and charitable life, is being mourned. Suzanne (Sue) Robertson Eikenberry passed away in her sleep with family by her side on March 7, 2014.   … Full Article

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix Coney Island shoreline

The Coney Island shoreline, which was battered by Hurricane Sandy nearly 18 months ago, is going to get a much-needed fix-up, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who announced on May 7 that the U.S. … Full Article

Howe’s Brooklyn: A century after completion of the Bridge comes origins of Brooklyn Bridge Park

A neighbor who has called the Heights home since 1971 sends along the following observations. Let us now praise unsung heroes for their superior intelligence, pure hearts and prescient persistence. … Full Article

Shore Road Parks Conservancy works to keep flowers growing

Residents of Bay Ridge who enjoy strolling through Shore Road Park or sitting on a park bench enjoying the breathtaking view of New York harbor might not realize it, but they have a dedicated group of their fellow citizens to thank for the pristine condition of the bucolic oasis. … Full Article

Gay Arab-Americans find room of their own in NYC

With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of the sultry classic "Atshana" — or "I'm Thirsty" — as Arab-Americans hoot and cheer. … Full Article

Venerable Municipal Club of Brooklyn tours 'endangered' Fort Hamilton

Two historic 19th century elements of Brooklyn came together last week.One was historic Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, constructed in 1822 overlooking New York Harbor and built to protect the city from a possible second British invasion.
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F train reigns as most delayed subway line

The F train led the MTA electronic alert system for the most delayed incidents in 2013, according to a release from NYPIRG's Straphangars Campaign. The F accounted for eight percent of the total incidents overall. … Full Article

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