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Gowanus Canal cleanup to cost a half-billion

Gowanus
The EPA on Friday announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal – and it’s slated to cost betw … Full Article

Settlement in Poly Prep sex abuse case

Dyker Heights
An elite Brooklyn prep school has agreed to settle a lawsuit over claims of sex abuse brought by former students. … Full Article

Jersey Shore star to join New Year’s Day Polar Bear plunge at Coney Island

Coney Island
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle One of the “Jersey Shore” gang is coming to another shore to help raise money for cancer-stricken kids. … Full Article

Special Sandy debris pickup ends Monday

 The New York City sanitation department says its special storm debris pickup will end Monday. … Full Article

Rehab of once-spectacular Smith-9th Sts. station behind schedule again

Gowanus
Completion of rehab work on the Smith-9th streets F and G train station – an elevated station with a view so spectacular that Borough President Marty Markowitz once speculated that it could be a tourist a … Full Article

High wind, flood and snow alert for Brooklyn this afternoon

A winter storm warning is in effect for most of New York state,  with snow, sleet and freezing rain starting this afternoon and lasting into tomorrow morning, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. … Full Article

Texas storm support team heading to Brooklyn

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a 39-person team is being sent from Texas to Brooklyn to support Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. … Full Article

Prospect Park Zoo welcomes first baby dairy cow

Prospect Park
A baby dairy cow at the Prospect Park Zoo is the first to be born there. Zoo officials say the newborn calf weighed in at a healthy 84 pounds when he was born two weeks ago. He could grow to more than 1,000 pounds as an adult. … Full Article

Brooklyn company developing downloadable gun

SAN FRANCISCO— Downloading a gun's design plans to your computer, building it on a three-dimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked. … Full Article

"Sandy Claus" delivers toys to storm-stricken kids

From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction between naughty or nice: Every child on it would receive a gift from this Santa Claus. … Full Article

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