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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

Bloomberg proposes fingerprinting at public housing

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says people entering New York City public housing should be fingerprinted as a crime-prevention measure. … Full Article

Ratner selected to rebuild Nassau Coliseum

A decade-long effort to renovate the aging and dilapidated Nassau Coliseum  moved a step closer to fruition on Thursday when officials chose Forest City Ratner, the developer of Brooklyn's Barclays Center and MetroTech, to redevelop the Nassau Veterans … Full Article

NYC bus drivers plead for protection from assaults

Fare increases. Route cuts. General frustration over life. In New York City, there is no shortage of reasons why bus drivers are targeted for assault — an average of 88 attacks every year in the nation's largest bus system. … Full Article

Gentile helps residents move electrical wires off their sidewalk

Bensonhurst
A potentially dangerous situation that had been festering for months on a Bensonhurst street was finally resolved, thanks to, of all things, a block party. … Full Article

Brooklyn job growth means more transit problems, challenges, says report

Brooklyn Boro
Twenty-four percent more workers both live and work in Brooklyn now than was the case just 10 years ago.
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OBITUARY: William Lynch, former deputy NYC mayor, dies at 72

William Lynch, a deputy to then-Mayor David Dinkins who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics and was influential in Nelson Mandela's historic visit, died Friday at age 72. … Full Article

Child hurt at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel ride

Coney Island
A 5-year-old boy suffered lacerations to his left leg and head after falling off a kiddie ride at an amusement park in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. … Full Article

Bensonhurst food pantry buying backpacks for school kids

Bensonhurst
When school starts next month, hundreds of Brooklyn children will be ready for the first day of classes with backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and other supplies, thanks to a charitable organization based in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Water main hit during lux hotel construction at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Work on a luxury hotel and condo complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park was put on hold Tuesday after the contractor hit a buried water main during excavation. … Full Article

Coney Island to host diversity day in response to defacing of Jackie Robinson statue

Coney Island
Last week, vandals defaced the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, located outside MCU Park in Coney Island with hateful words and symbols which have since been removed.  In light of these recent events, the Cyclones and Alliance for Coney Island will join together with community l … Full Article

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