Feds Chip in to Fix-up Brooklyn Icon

Dec 12, 18 Feds Chip in to Fix-up Brooklyn Icon

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Brooklyn Bridge One of New York City’s most beloved and recognizable symbols, the Brooklyn Bridge, is about to embark on a major project to repairand rehabilitate its towers and approaches. At an expected cost of $337million, it is the first time in the bridge’s 135-year history that such work will be performed on the singular...

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The Popularity of REITs is a Long-term Trend

Dec 04, 18 The Popularity of REITs is a Long-term Trend

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There are two main ways to diversify a real estate investment portfolio, either with a real estate fund, or with a real estate investment trust, known as a REIT. Think of a real estate fund as a kind of mutual fund, with a strong focus on investing in stocks of publicly-traded real estate companies. Most real estate funds invest in...

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Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

Nov 27, 18 Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

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In an effort to improve mother and child post-partum outcomes, the State of New York, under a pilot program, will reimburse doulas who assist mothers during their labor and deliveries. Doulas are similar to birth coaches who do not necessarily have professional health training, but instead are trained to assist women to get through...

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Disco Skating Rolling Into Industry City

Nov 19, 18 Disco Skating Rolling Into Industry City

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The Sunset Park business hub in Industry City in Brooklyn is revving up to be the new temporary home for Dreamland Roller Disco. You may be familiar with their flashing lights, retro beats from when they take over the Lakeside rink in Prospect Park during the summer on Friday nights. “It’s a huge deal for New York City...

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Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

Nov 11, 18 Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

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The world’s largest gathering of Orthodox rabbis takes place each year in Crown Heights when about 5,600 Chabad rabbis meet for four days in the fall. They come together for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. This year’s opening day was October 31st, and the final day was Monday, November 4th. One...

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City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

Nov 04, 18 City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

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The New York City Police Department is stepping up its enforcement of traffic laws routinely violated by private sanitation trucks. Over the past two years the industry has been responsible for 20 deaths and more injuries in the city, due to accidents caused by the trucks. The crack down came in the wake of several recent...

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