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City councilmember Jumaane Williams (D - Flatbush, East Flatbush) is taking another whack at getting the East Flatbush home of baseball legend Jackie Robinson designated as a city landmark. … Full Article

'Sound attenuating' hills rising at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Despite setbacks delivered by Mother Nature, construction is moving full speed ahead on building 20-30-foot sound attenuating hills at Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. … Full Article

Prospect Park recovering rapidly from massive Sandy damage -- Update

Prospect Park
Just last week large swaths of Prospect Park’s woodlands and most of its drives remained off limits to the public due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Almost 500 trees were downed in the storm, or so badly damaged that they had to be removed. … Full Article

Norse pride in Bay Ridge: Collecting cash for the 17th of May

Bay Ridge
The 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge, an event celebrating the heritage of the neighborhood’s small but proud Norwegian-American community, will get off on the right foot, according to organizers, who held a party on Dec. 2 to raise funds for next spring's march. … Full Article

Obama OKs natural gas pipeline to Brooklyn via the Rockaways

Mill Basin
President Barack Obama has signed legislation allowing a pipeline through New York's Gateway National Recreation Area. … Full Article

Firestorms follow superstorm

The FDNY responded to about 37 percent more fires last month. Officials blame the spike on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Cake Man Raven takes flight

Fort Greene
After a dispute with his landlord, the famous Cake Man Raven has closed his bakery shop on Fulton Street in Fort Greene. … Full Article

Trees down at Prospect Park, Green-Wood

Just like during Hurricane Irene last year, Prospect  Park and neighboring Green-Wood Cemetery in mid-Brooklyn both experienced extensive damage due to Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Prospect Park to dedicate first phase of `Lakeside’

Prospect Park
The first phase of Prospect Park’s Lakeside restoration project – a new “Music Island” to replace the one destroyed in 1960 for the construction of the former Wollman Skating Rink – will be dedicated on Friday, Oct. 19. … Full Article

Barclays video cube, in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A large video cube temporarily installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park is part of an American Express video contest promoting the opening of Barclays Center. Two winners will meet Nets player Deron Williams, if available, and watch a Nets game from the American Express Vault Suite. … Full Article

Free Wi-Fi coming to Cadman Plaza Park

Downtown
The Parks Department is installing free Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) in Downtown Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park for users of computers and other smart devices. … Full Article

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