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United Home Center on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was one of the businesses hit with a signage violation late last year. Eagle file photo by Todd Maisel

A month after widespread protests, City Council passes moratorium on sign violations

January 9 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In a win for small businesses, the new “Awnings Act” was passed by the City Council on Wednesday. The bill — championed by Councilmember Rafael Espinal and co-sponsored by Councilmember Justin Brannan — imposes a two-year moratorium on the issuance of sign violations and creates an interagency task force to come up with long-term solutions […]

A man has been arrested after attacking two children in the lobby of 869 Flushing Ave., shown here. Photo via Google Maps

Homeless man arrested for slugging two Bushwick youths

January 9 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A 26-year-old homeless man was arrested on Tuesday for punching a 9-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl in the back of their heads as they were standing in the lobby of the Bushwick Houses. Charles Matthews faces up to a year on Rikers Island for the attack, which left the children hospitalized for their injuries, police […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the L-train shutdown would be canceled. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

OPINION: Cuomo’s L-train surprise: What was his motivation?

January 9 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

As most of our readers know by now, as the much-feared L-train shutdown grew nearer and nearer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 3 announced that a full 15-month shutdown of the L’s East River tunnel doesn’t have to happen. Instead, he said, the MTA can do its work during overnight and weekend hours. Some news […]