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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Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

Sep 20, 18 Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

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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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Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

Aug 22, 18 Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

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After 15 years of statelessness, Nazi collaborator Jakiw Palij has finally been deported. It took 14 years to find a country to take him, after his expulsion from the United States was ordered in by a New York federal immigration judge in 2004. Palij’s deportation last Tuesday made him the last surviving Nazi war crime suspect left...

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Brooklyn Restaurants Boycott Fort Hamilton Army Base in Response to Delivery Man’s Arrest by ICE

Jun 13, 18 Brooklyn Restaurants Boycott Fort Hamilton Army Base in Response to Delivery Man’s Arrest by ICE

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Many restaurants across Brooklyn will no longer be making deliveries to the Fort Hamilton army base. The restaurants are reacting to the June 1st arrest of Pablo Villavicencio by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency after being turned in by soldiers at the base. Villavicencio was making a delivery of pizza to the base...

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Brooklyn Launches Pilot Program to Improve Bicyclists’ Safety at Intersections

Apr 16, 18 Brooklyn Launches Pilot Program to Improve Bicyclists’ Safety at Intersections

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According to New York’s Department of Transportation, 65 percent of bike rider death and 89 percent of injuries or deaths caused by collisions with cars happen at intersections. In response to these alarming statistics the DOT is introducing a pilot program to give bicyclists a head-start at 50 intersections in Manhattan, Queens...

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