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VectoBac GS, a biological larvicide, will be sprayed over wetlands in Brooklyn and other boroughs by the New York City Department of Health starting Thursday to kill the mosquitoes that cause West Nile virus. AP photo by Mark Lennihan

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus begins Thursday in Brooklyn

June 17 | Mary Frost

New York City will begin three days of aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus at marshes and wetlands in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island on Thursday, weather permitting. A low-flying helicopter will spray larvicide over Marine Park and Fresh Creek Basin. ZIP codes where spraying will take place include 11229, […]

Floyd Bennett Field. AP Photo/Chris Hawley, File

Construction blunder spills 700 gallons of raw sewage in Brooklyn park

June 3 | Scott Enman

A contractor working for the National Park Service punctured a sewer main at Floyd Bennett Field last month, causing roughly 700 gallons of raw sewage to leak into the soil, according to NPS and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. “He didn’t realize that the pipe was there,” Daphne Yun, public affairs specialist for NPS […]

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House was constructed before 1641. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

This Brooklyn farmhouse is the oldest building in New York

June 3 | Lore Croghan

The first time you see a Dutch farmhouse in a Brooklyn neighborhood, you might think you’re hallucinating. What are these magical houses doing in this ever-changing, development-obsessed borough? They look like illustrations in a history book, with a modern modification here and there. One of Brooklyn’s Dutch farmhouses was built in the 1600s and is […]

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