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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Floating Goat: Prospect Park’s New Weed Harvester Is Christened

PROSPECT PARK - Following an online competition over the summer, the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) hosted an event on Friday, November 16 to unveil the name of the green space's new weed harvesting boat and...

Why Is It So Hard To Compost, And What Happened To The Brown Bin...

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - When she moved into her new apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in early October, 23-year-old Lila Rimalovski was disappointed that there was no composting program in place. In fact, she didn’t find trash in...

The Lives Of Brooklyn Cat Rescuers – A New Documentary

BROOKLYN - There are over 500,000 cats living in NYC, with the majority of them calling Brooklyn their home. "It's a total uphill battle. If every cat has six kittens and every kitten has six...

Public Place Community Workshop: Some Opposition To The 100% Affordable Project

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) hosted a Community Workshop Thursday night to collect feedback on the preliminary site planning for Public Place. Public...

Asbestos Delays Greenpoint Library Opening Until Summer 2019

GREENPOINT - The new Greenpoint Library, originally scheduled to be completed in December 2018, won't be ready for readers until sometime next summer due to the discovery of subsurface asbestos during construction. Not only did...

6 Years After Sandy, Brooklyn Still Vulnerable To Storms

Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City six years ago Monday, causing 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation from which the city has yet to completely recover. For many residents of southern Brooklyn...

Gone Fishing, On The Gowanus Bay

GOWANUS - When two Brooklyn-based clubs known for venturing into the local waterways —Brooklyn Fishing Club and Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club—announced a joint fishing expedition on Saturday morning, I set an early alarm to meet...

Students Help Cut Ribbon For New ‘Green’ Playground At P.S. 282

PARK SLOPE - Dozens of P.S. 282 students and Principal Rashan Hoke joined Council Member Brad Lander, NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza, and NYC Parks Borough Commissioner Martin Maher Monday...

NuHart “Comment-a-thon” Will Provide Information, Outlet to Concerned Greenpoint Residents

GREENPOINT - Earlier this month, many residents of Greenpoint left a public meeting about environmental concerns at the former NuHarte Plastics site feeling like they needed more information. Now, they'll have an opportunity to explore technical information...

DEP Presents Gowanus CSO Facility Updates

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented updated designs for the CSO tank and head house planned for the north end of the Gowanus Canal at the Community Board 6 Parks/Recreation/Environmental Protection...

After $2 million to repair cave-ins along Shore Road Promenade, CB10 to request a...

BAY RIDGE - The Brooklyn District 10 Community Board voted Monday to request a study of the Shore Road Promenade and Bicycle Path infrastructure, citing “recurring cave-ins threatening public safety.”  The request was the top...

City Council Wants MTA To Provide All Electric Buses During L Train Shutdown

WILLIAMSBURG - The New York City Council unanimously approved legislation urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide L train riders with an electric bus fleet during the shutdown. The sponsor of...

Rabies Vaccine To Be Distributed In Parts Of Brooklyn

Wildlife biologists from the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University will be dropping oral vaccines down into parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island from a low-flying helicopter this week to help...

Barclays Center Will Ban Plastic Straws By End Of Year

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Barclays Center announced on Thursday it will stop providing plastic straws by the end of the year, following in the footsteps of major corporations such as Starbucks, American Airlines, Hyatt, and...

Community Gathers To Discuss Vision For North Gowanus

GOWANUS - Council Member Stephen Levin's office hosted a Public Visioning Session Wednesday evening at 313 Butler Gallery to hear the community's suggestions on three key areas in the northern part of Gowanus before...
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