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Dyker Heights residents plead for a quiet Fourth of July

The sounds of explosions fill the air in Dyker Heights every Fourth of July, according to neighborhood residents who said the holiday has become a noisy nuisance in recent years due to the large amounts of fireworks people shoot off to celebrate the holiday. … Full Article
 

Travolta revisits Lenny’s Pizza to promote John Gotti movie

Bensonhurst was alive with the sound of the Bee Gees on Tuesday, as John Travolta made a triumphant return to Lenny’s Pizza to promote his latest film, receive a special award from the New York State Senate and, of course, grab a slice. … Full Article
 

City budget includes $106 million for Fair Fares

Transportation advocates won a major victory when Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to include a reduced fare MetroCard program in the new city budget. … Full Article
 

Correcting decades-old ‘Verrazano’ typo could cost $350,000

State Sen. Marty Golden is sponsoring legislation that could correct the spelling of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by adding an extra “z” for the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s name — a move that could prove costly.  … Full Article
 

Judge halts deportation of pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio

A Manhattan federal judge has temporarily stopped the deportation of a pizza delivery man who was arrested at Fort Hamilton, at least until another court hearing on July 20. Judge Alison J. … Full Article
 

Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, says blog

Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. … Full Article
 

Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn

Call it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Either way, the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round-trip fare. … Full Article
 
 

Seven arrested at Bay Ridge protest to free pizza deliveryman detained by ICE

“No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here.” … Full Article
 

MTA to begin construction of 86 St. Station elevator

Construction of the long-awaited elevator at the 86th Street R train station will begin this month, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). … Full Article
 

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