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Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Arab, Muslim communities uneasy about Syria

Bay Ridge
As leaders of both parties in Congress endorsed President Obama’s call for action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaders of Brooklyn’s Arab and Muslim communities commented on the tense situation. … Full Article

Kayakers rejoice! Bay Ridge eco-dock construction begins Sept. 3

Bay Ridge
Brooklyn kayakers who have been waiting patiently for the Parks Department to build an eco-dock at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge won’t have to wait much longer. … Full Article

Kittens stop Brooklyn subway service!

Brooklyn Boro
It only took two kittens to stop the New York City subway in its tracks. Transit officials say Thursday they had to cut power to part of the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for about an hour after an owner reported his kittens were loose in the subway. … Full Article

Changes coming to property tax relief program

Bensonhurst
An effort by New York State to crack down on fraud could cause headaches for law-abiding homeowners who are just looking for a small tax break from their government. … Full Article

11 injured, some seriously, in Bed-Stuy fire

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The FDNY says 11 people have been injured, some of them critically, in a Brooklyn residential fire. … Full Article

DOT to install safety measures on Ocean Parkway

Kensington
The Kensington community spoke and the New York State Department of Transportation listened. … Full Article

MasterCard says it will cease doing business with hate groups

Borough Park
Holocaust deniers and other groups that spout hate won’t be able to sell their merchandise through MasterCard Worldwide, according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is applauding a decision by the credit card giant to stop doing business with such zany entities. … Full Article

Stop-and-frisk searches drop in second quarter of 2013

 New data shows that the number of stop-and-frisk stops in New York City over recent months fell to levels not seen in nearly 10 years. … Full Article

Priceless On Pier 6: Brooklyn Bridge Park unveils stunning renderings

DUMBO
Here's a first look at a new recreation area planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the two-thirds of Pier 6 that is currently undeveloped. … Full Article

City dedicates street corner in memory of Coney Island civic leader

Coney Island
Councilman Domenic Recchia hosted a ceremony marking the dedication of a Coney Island street corner in memory of a civic and political leader in the community. … Full Article

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