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City hall’s protected bike lane ‘green wave’ pedals past local foes

September 20 | Clifford Michel, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Sept. 20 by THE CITY. On Shore Parkway, it’s City Hall’s way — or the highway. The Department of Transportation recently began installing a protected bike lane along Shore Parkway, near Coney Island — the latest sign the agency intends to plow past community board opposition while racing to add […]

Eaton Bryce, the group’s contest director and charter member, walks his helicopter to the field for flight. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Brooklyn’s tiniest air force: Inside a remote-control helicopter club

September 9 | Paul Frangipane

On a summer Saturday with a heat index of 106 degrees, a trio of men gathered at the far end of Calvert Vaux Park, stood in a line with remote controllers in their hands and created a symphony of buzzes and whirs overhead as their three-foot-long electric helicopters hovered into the air. “It’s nice to […]

Lady Moody’s graveyard: Preserving the city’s oldest burial ground

July 24 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A historic Gravesend graveyard is getting the Green-Wood treatment. The Old Gravesend Cemetery, located near the corner of Gravesend Neck Road and McDonald Avenue since the mid-17th century, is getting a makeover. The southern Brooklyn burial ground is just one of many public spaces being spruced up this summer as part of the New York […]

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