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Hikind not running for re-election to Assembly after 36 years in Albany

Assemblymember Dov Hikind, a flamethrowing conservative Democrat with a safe seat in a highly Orthodox Central Brooklyn community, is calling it quits. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols hate Cuomo's plastic bag ban

Two Brooklyn pols who can’t agree on much of anything hate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s idea to ban single-use plastic bags from stores. Lefty Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope) found himself agreeing with right-wing state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge) — albeit for different reasons. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrates 80th anniversary

Fontbonne Hall Academy has had a great year. Well, make that 80 great years of turning out promising high school graduates who have gone on to top colleges across the country. … Full Article
 

Come see landmark-worthy West Midwood

A thank you is in order to the late Henry Meyer of Germania Real Estate & Improvement Co. He bought Jon Lott's farm and built West Midwood. … Full Article
 

The Russos reminisce about their West Midwood house

Ron and Diane Russo believed in Victorian Flatbush in the bad old days when residents fled the place in droves. The couple paid $100,000 for a big old house on a street where nobody wanted to live.  … Full Article
 

Bodega owners shutter shops to protest Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Yemeni-American bodega owners across Brooklyn shuttered their essential stores for an hour on Tuesday to protest the Trump Administration’s so-called Muslim travel ban. … Full Article

 

Donald Trump Jr., Sebastian Gorka to headline Brooklyn GOP gala

UPDATED | The chickens are coming home to roost. … Full Article
 

Step Afrika returns to Brooklyn this weekend

For a third straight season, Step Afrika! will bring their hypnotic rhythms back to Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association: Helping the community for decades

The Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA) has been addressing issues that impact youth, families and seniors in the community since it was founded in 1981. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights mail carrier arrested for hoarding 17,000 pieces of customers' undelivered mail

Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night — but too many letters, well, that’s another story.

A Dyker Heights postal worker was arrested Thursday for allegedly hoarding more than 17,000 pieces of mail in his apartment, car and work locker since 2005, cops said. … Full Article

 

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