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Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and  … Full Article

9/11 ceremony will be a quiet 'last' for Mayor Bloomberg

When this year's Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony unfolds at ground zero, the mayor who has helped orchestrate the observances from their start will be watching for his last time in office. And saying nothing. … Full Article

Grimm changes his position on Syria strike

Bay Ridge
As congress debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, President Barack Obama learned on Thursday that he can’t count on US Rep. Michael Grimm’s vote. … Full Article

Dozens injured in car-bus crash at Interfaith

Officials say dozens of people were injured when a car being chased by police went through a stop sign and collided with an MTA bus in Brooklyn. It happened just after 4:30 p.m. Monday near Herkimer Street and Albany Avenue. … Full Article

Problems with voting machines reported at some primary sites

The Board of Elections says it's experiencing problems at some polling sites around New York City. One New Yorker says voters were being handed paper ballots at an East Village polling place because of what they were told was a computer glitch. … Full Article

More arrests in Brooklyn massage parlor sex trafficking ring

Brooklyn Boro
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced Monday the conclusion of the second phase of an ongoing investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking rings being run out of local “spas.”   … Full Article

Council candidate threatens lawsuit over Greenpoint high-rises

Greenpoint
How high is too high? When it comes to residential construction in Brooklyn, the answer depends on where the apartment house in being built. … Full Article

Nelson Mandela to be honored at the 2013 Toast of Brooklyn Wine and Food Festival

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Nelson Mandela will honored at the “2013 Toast of Brooklyn -- Wine and Food Festival” VIP Reception that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and at the festival itself on Saturday, Sept. 14.  … Full Article

Young man in Brooklyn killed by model helicopter

Gravesend
A 19-year-old remote-controlled helicopter enthusiast was killed in a Brooklyn park on Thursday when the helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, the Wall Street Journ … Full Article

OBITUARY: James W. Tate III, 69, teacher, lifelong member of Grace Church

Brooklyn Heights
James W. Tate III, a lifelong Brooklynite and public school teacher who was active at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights since his childhood, died on Saturday, August 31 following a brief illness. He was 69. … Full Article

Bloomberg announces the selection of Midtown Equities to redevelop the Empire Stores and St. Ann's Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park

DUMBO
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors has selected Midtown Equities, in partnership with Rockwood Capital and HK Organization, to redevelop Empire Stores, vacant warehouse buildings in DUMBO. … Full Article

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