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New housing eyed for Brooklyn lots ravaged by Sandy

September 11 | Clifford Michel, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Sept. 11 by THE CITY. While Staten Island awaits a 4.5-mile seawall and lower Manhattan plans for a $1.3 billion berm, rebuilding is on tap for parts of Brooklyn still vulnerable to rising waters. The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development is stepping in to spend $1.67 million in […]

The NYC Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Brooklyn and Queens Thursday night. But what is in that spray, and is it safe to breathe? AP file photo by Rick Bowmer

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus Thursday night

September 5 | Mary Frost

City Department of Health trucks will be out again Thursday night spraying pesticide mist in parts of Brooklyn and Queens to kill mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. Thursday night and 6 a.m. Friday morning, weather permitting. This is the sixth time this summer the city […]

Brooklyn Supreme Court institution retires after 36 years

July 29 | Rob Abruzzese

After 36 years of serving the local court system, Carmine Cataldo, the 62-year-old blind man who runs the newsstand at 360 Adams St., is retiring. On his final day in the courthouse, people were bringing him balloons, stopping by for one last hello and wishing him good luck in retirement. “I struggled with this because […]

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