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City Council Funds Extended Hours, 6-Day Service For All Brooklyn Libraries

Councilman Mark Treyger announces extended hours at Coney Island Library (Courtesy of Councilman Treyger’s Office)Following the lead of Councilman David Greenfield and Councilman Brad Lander — who successfully pushed for Sunday hours [http://www.bklynlibrary.org/] at four Brooklyn Public Library [http://www.bklynlibrary.org/] (BPL) branches to accommodate

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Mayor De Blasio, CO DiBlasio — Do We Have A Gang Problem In Ditmas Park?

This morning brought the news of the arrests of 20 alleged gang members [/blog/crime/u-s-attorney-nypd-feds-dismantle-violent-subset-of-crips-gang-ending-reign-of-terror-in-east-flatbush] in East Flatbush. Will that bring peace to Ditmas Park as well? Our neighborhood is in the middle of a wave of violent crime [/blog/category/crime] far outside citywide trends, or any local

New Catch Basin Law Will Bring Much-Needed Relief To Neighbors Dealing With Flooding, Pols Say
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New Catch Basin Law Will Bring Much-Needed Relief To Neighbors Dealing With Flooding, Pols Say

Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, signed Councilman Jumaane Williams’, right of de Blasio, catch basin bill into law yesterday. Photo courtesy Councilman Jumaane Williams’ officeFor neighbors who have long dealt with flooding in our area [/news/fed-up-with-flooding-sewer-backup-windsor-terrace-residents-urge-city-to-act] , a new law could bring some relief to our waterlogged streets [/sanitation/neighbors-lament-the-return-of-lake-kensington-councilman-brad-lander-dot-dep-work-to-mitigate-the-persis

Carlos Menchaca Tops Sara Gonzalez In District 38 Council Race
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Carlos Menchaca Tops Sara Gonzalez In District 38 Council Race

The majority of Tuesday’s primary results are in, and District 38 has a new city council member on the horizon. With 57.6% of the vote, Carlos Menchaca [http://www.carlos2013.com/] outflanked incumbent Sara Gonzalez [http://saramgonzalez2013.com/states-largest-grocery-workers-union-endorses-sara-gonzalez-for-re-election-to-new-york-city-council/] to take the seat representing parts of South Slope,

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