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Dyker homeowners seek Cuomo’s help to lower property taxes

February 5 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Carl Esposito’s property tax bill is going to be $9,600 this year — and he’s not happy about it. “It went up $1,200 from last year,” he said. Esposito, a resident of 64th Street in Dyker Heights, said his parents paid $35,000 when they bought the three-family house in 1961. Today, the home is worth much […]

Behind the statistics of South Brooklyn crashes

February 4 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In response to articles in the Brooklyn Eagle revealing the record-high number of car crashes taking place on the streets of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, local officials and transportation safety advocates are making a concerted effort to look behind the statistics to determine why the collisions are happening. In the latest development, state Sen. […]

Up to the challenge: The legacy of Christa McAuliffe

January 28 | By Jamie Mallette Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“I touch the future. I teach.” — Christa McAuliffe On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded a little over a minute into its flight. All seven crew members were killed, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from New Hampshire who was on track to become the first private citizen to reach space. McAuliffe’s presence […]