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Thursday, May 8, 2008

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You break it, you fix it, councilmen say - Officials try to compel contractors to repair damaged streetscape

New York City Council Members James S. Oddo and Simcha Felder called on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a new rule requiring those who make cuts into public streets, as part of the construction of one, two, or three family dwellings, to restore the pavement back to its original condition from curb to curb. Comment.
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Summer camp blues

The Neighborhood Improvement Association’s Third Annual summer camp for children in Dyker Heights could be in jeopardy. Comment.
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Rezoning plan delayed 

A concrete plan to downzone Brighton Beach will be unveiled next month. Comment.
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Parents, Verizon on different wavelengths - P.S. 185 moms & dads reject offer to study cell phone towers

Parents from Public School 185 have turned down an offer from Verizon Wireless to provide funding for a study of radio frequency data from the company’s cell towers situated on a building across the street from the school. Comments (1).
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New ferry service launches - ‘Blue highway’ to stop in Bklyn

Ferry service is coming back to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Comment.
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Asser Levy transformed

The city is poised to invest $36 million into Coney Island’s Asser Levy Park, transforming the now modest summertime concert venue into a “world-class” amphitheater. Comment.
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You break it, you fix it

New York City Council Members James S. Oddo and Simcha Felder called on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a new rule requiring those who make cuts into public streets, as part of the construction of one, two, or three family dwellings, to restore the pavement back to its original condition from curb to curb. Comment.
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‘Designs’ on Asser Levy makeover

The city is poised to invest $36 million into Coney Island’s Asser Levy Park, transforming the now modest summertime concert venue into a “world-class” amphitheater. Comment.
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UHF hails volunteers

Beth Israel Medical Center volunteers Linda Karasavva and Phyllis Maresca were honored by the United Hospital Fund during its 15th Annual Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria. Comment.
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Tug-of-war on Corbin Place

The wrecking ball is swinging precariously over a century-old home on the border of Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach. Comment.
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Smiley coming to LIU

A dynamic political voice of today, celebrated journalist and advocate Tavis Smiley will be the commencement speaker at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus May 15 at 10:15 a.m. on the campus athletic field near Flatbush and DeKalb avenues in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
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Shedding pounds

With more than four million members worldwide, most would think the Curves women’s fitness franchise has nothing to prove. But the company is going above and beyond and looking for participants in the Bensonhurst area to be a part of the Curves/Avon Fitness Study to ensure that everyone knows the power of the Curves workout program. Comment.
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Scrambling for section 8

The Brighton Neighborhood Association held a community meeting at the Brighton Beach Library to discuss the new bill on Section 8, which mandates that landlords must not discriminate against a tenant who is on this program. Comment.
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1-2-3-4! P.S. 216 strikes a chord with the whole district

Welcome to the real School of Rock! Comment.
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Parents push back against mayor

The heat is on. Comment.
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Norwegian pride

Spring is here once again so that means it’s time to join the Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee in celebrating the 57th Annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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New funding for Brooklyn College, b’walk - Borough non-profits, cultural institutions get slice of $121.7 billion budget

Brooklyn College and the Coney Island boardwalk are expected to be two of the big-ticket items that will get capital funding from the state’s new $121.7 billion 2008-09 budget. Comment.
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New effort to stamp out hunger pains in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted the kickoff of Brooklyn’s Stamp Out Hunger! effort at Borough Hall. Comment.
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Mighty Mommies - Fitness after pregnancy, for moms and dads

Is there a more busy group of people in the world than mothers of newborn babies, who must juggle the non-stop demands of child rearing with life’s other obligations? Comment.
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Master musicians jazz up the joint on 84th St.

Friends of Historic New Utrecht welcomed the Jazz Big Band and Jazz Ensemble from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, who performed the repertory of seminal jazz figures such as Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk, as well as the works of lesser known figures and original compositions as. Comment.
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LHC 125th anniversary

Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) and its board of trustees’ 125th Anniversary Dinner Dance celebrity performer will be standup comedian, actor, author, and filmmaker David Brenner. Comment.
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Jesse Jackson in BK - Reverend weighs in on home foreclosure crisis

If one issue comes to define the arena of economic populism in the first decade of the 21st century, that issue may well be the epidemic of foreclosures afflicting middle and working class Americans who watch as government bailouts and subsidies seem to go to the country’s richest corporations and residents. Comment.
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Harder to make ends meet - More are paying 50 percent of their income on rent

Disposable income? Fuggeddaboutit. Comment.
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Green building sneak peek

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum will host a sneak preview gala, May 12, offering a look inside its newly-expanded “green” building at 145 Brooklyn Avenue, designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Violy. Comment.
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Grab your bike and ride in May

The City Reliquary is presents a number of events for the month of May, commemorating NYC Bike Month and the 125th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
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Free health fair

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year about 700,000 Americans suffer from a new or recurrent stroke. Comment.
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Forum on building code violations

A former special prosecutor for the New York City Department of Buildings, John Cox, will discuss some possible remedies for violations to the City Building Code at the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association meeting, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower auditorium of the Kings Highway Reformed Church, Quentin Road and East 27th Street. Comment.
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Fireflies burning bright - Martial arts course opens up worlds for children

When a child steps onto Lisa Chin’s colorful tumbling mat, something beautiful happens. Comment.
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FIAO community building

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn has announced its most ambitious fund raising effort to date: the “Building a Stronger Community Campaign,” which officially kicked off during FIAO’s gala celebration of 31 years in operation. Comment.
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Drivin’ and cryin’ - Vito Fossella refuses to resign

Disgraced lawmaker Vito Fossella may have been busted in Virginia, but in Brooklyn, his friends still got his back. Comment.
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Daisy cooks with Mark Twain students - Television gourmand inspires kid chefs to cook in Coney Island

On a recent Monday evening, an especially appetizing smell wafted out of the kitchen at Mark Twain Intermediate School I.S. 239. Comment.
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Community kudos to preservationists

Four Brooklyn neighborhood organizations were recently named as recipients of citywide Historic Districts Council (HDC) Grassroots Preservations Awards. Comment.
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City Planning a no-show, again

A concrete plan to downzone Brighton Beach will be unveiled next month. Comment.
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Canine citizens

If you’ve ever wondered if your dog is socially acceptable, there’s only one way to find out. Comment.
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Bernie Sanders, others join Madison wall

A double Academy Award winner, a senator and a major league baseball player were among the diverse crop of notables immortalized when James Madison High School dedicated its Wall of Distinction with a pomp-filled ceremony. Comment.
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Author healing circle

Laura Day, bestselling author of “Practical Intuition,” “The Circle: How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life” and “Welcome To Your Crisis,” will lead a healing circle at The Exercise Studio, 2073 86th Street, May 16 at 7 p.m. This will mark her first appearance in Bensonhurst. Comment.
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Annual summer camp in jeopardy - P.S. 229 construction could impact NIA kids

The Neighborhood Improvement Association’s Third Annual summer camp for children in Dyker Heights could be in jeopardy. Comment.

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