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Downtown Brooklyn Getting Taller

Oct 14, 18 Downtown Brooklyn Getting Taller

Posted by in All, Real Estate

Until 2010 the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, with its iconic illuminated clock, at 512-feet-tall, was the tallest building in all of Brooklyn. The rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn 2004 invited the construction of taller and taller buildings in an attempt to grow the city without encroaching on the already scarce open spaces in the...

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The Verazzano Bridge Gets the Z It Deserves

Oct 05, 18 The Verazzano Bridge Gets the Z It Deserves

Posted by in All, New York

The Verazzano-Narrows Bridge, the nation’s longest suspension bridge, is finally getting the additional letter “Z” it has been entitled to since its inception, over 50 years ago. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill which will compel the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority to correct the signage that has always...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Home Ownership to 15 Brooklyn Families

Sep 28, 18 Habitat for Humanity Brings Home Ownership to 15 Brooklyn Families

Posted by in All, Real Estate

Fifteen Brooklyn families are realizing their dream of owning homes in Brooklyn through a years-long project of the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity. The project was launched about ten years ago, according to CEO of Habitat for Humanity Karen Haycox. “We’ve been holding the property and putting the project together for...

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Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

Sep 20, 18 Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

Posted by in All, News

In 2012 a huge fire devastated a rent-stabilized apartment building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Although six long years have ensued, the tenants have still not seen compensation for their lost property, nor have they reached any agreements connected to the rent stabilized status of her old apartment, which she has been paying...

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Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

Sep 12, 18 Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

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The largest state park in New York City, built on re-claimed landfill along Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay, is scheduled to open its phase one segment next summer. The park will be a 407-acre green space, half the size of Central Park. It will contain ten miles of hiking and biking trails, plus bike connector paths destined to join the...

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The Demise of Klout and the Rise of Other Social Media Tools

Sep 06, 18 The Demise of Klout and the Rise of Other Social Media Tools

Posted by in All, Business, Technology

Back in May 2018 Lithium Technologies announced that it was discontinuing Klout, its social scoring service that in a small way eerily resembled the  individual ranking app in one memorable episode of Black Mirror, called “Nosedive.” What was Klout, and are there any tools in the market now that can satisfactorily replace it? Here...

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Tight Security Marks Brooklyn’s 2018 J’Ouvert Celebration

Sep 03, 18 Tight Security Marks Brooklyn’s 2018 J’Ouvert Celebration

Posted by in All, Entertainment

Increased violence over the past few years has forced the New York Police Department to step up security for this year’s J’Ouvert Festival and Celebration. There will be 13 secure entry points into the festival along its 2-mile route. Police will prevent Large bags, backpacks, weapons and alcohol from entering the secure area....

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Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

Aug 30, 18 Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

Posted by in All, Health

City-dwelling raccoons are certainly a nuisance to human residents, but they can also be dangerous, and even life-threatening if they carry rabies. In order to combat this problem, the New York Department of Health will be distributing vaccinations to protect the raccoons from contracting the disease, which is a danger to all...

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