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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Earth Week Focus On Safe “Bike-to-Work” In Poor Areas

BROWNSVILLE - Bicycle riders from throughout the city share the same concerns for riding safely on city streets, so this fifth annual “Bike to Work” ride that started at the still under construction Zion...

How To Help Displaced Residents Of Sunset Park Fire

SUNSET PARK - Over 100 Brooklynites were displaced from their Sunset Park home at 702 44th Street after a six-alarm fire ripped through their building yesterday evening.  The displaced residents were given vouchers to local hotels, for...

CB6 Grills City Planning On Gowanus Rezoning

GOWANUS - Representatives from NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) met with the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Landmarks & Land Use Committee Thursday evening to address questions about the...

DCP Scoping Meeting For Gowanus Rezoning, April 25

GOWANUS - The environmental review process for the Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal is underway, with the release on Friday of NYC Department of City Planning's (DCP) Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and Draft Scope of Work. Collecting...

Slow Progress on Surge Barriers, Surge Gates and Other Flood Mitigation Measures For Southern...

CANARSIE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shared its latest report on an ongoing study about how to best improve New York and New Jersey's defenses against a natural disaster Wednesday to a...

Cleanup Of Red Hook Ball Fields Begins

RED HOOK - Delayed once again due to the 35-day federal government shutdown which prohibited EPA employees from reporting to work, cleanup plans to remove lead from the Red Hook ball fields are back...

How Was Your Subway Commute From Hell?

High winds, downed trees, signal problems, automatic brakes, and a sick passenger -  and how was your commute? This morning one Ditmas Park resident told us they were going to vote (Public Advocate special elections...

Rats Did It! They Are Terrorizing Crown Heights and PLG

CROWN HEIGHTS/PLG — Phone service at Community Board 9 was restored Wednesday after nearly a month of no service because a rat infestation in the building's basement prohibited Verizon from repairing the rat-chewed cables, according to...

DEP Presents Tunnel Alternative To Gowanus CAG, Tuesday, Jan. 22

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is going ahead with plans to present its proposed tunnel project to the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) on Tuesday, January 22nd. The monthly CAG meetings are typically...

Domino Park’s First Mulchfest + Coat Drive + Hot Chocolate

WILLIAMSBURG - This coming Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th from 10 am to 2 pm, Domino Park (South 3rd @ Kent Ave.) is inviting all neighbors to bring their naked Christmas trees to the first...
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Citywide Ban On Styrofoam Now In Effect

GOWANUS - The city's styrofoam ban went into effect Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a law reaching as far back as 2007 with fourth and fifth graders from Brooklyn leading the charge. Students from PS 15...

 “Naked” Trees Only! + Mulchfest

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and continue through January 12, weather permitting, The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today. Remove all ornaments and decorations, and leave your...
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Legionella Found In Park Slope Hospital Water System

PARK SLOPE - Legionella bacteria was found during a Department of Health inspection in the water system at the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. "The water supply of many large buildings and hospitals often contains small amounts...

Caught Between Rising Waters and Rising Rates In Brighton Beach

BRIGHTON BEACH - Earlier this year, Hurricanes Florence and Michael cut huge swaths of destruction across the southeastern United States, hundreds of miles from Brooklyn. In Brighton Beach, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy...

Share Your Vision for the “Gateway to Greenpoint”

GREENPOINT - As the Newtown Creek Alliance looks to develop an empty parcel of city land into an environmental "Gateway to Greenpoint," they're reaching out to the community to contribute their vision of the...
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