Author Heather J. Chin

Arts & Culture student-music
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Students from Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island and other Brooklyn neighborhoods have been tapped to perform as part of the summertime lineup of the 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series. The concert series kicked off Wednesday in Downtown Brooklyn’s Willoughby Plaza and continue to June 17, so take note of their scheduled performance dates below and come support…

Events I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)
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Have you ever wondered how many trees are in Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, or in New York City? Now’s your chance to help find out. The third decadal Trees Count tree census is coming up and the city Parks Department is looking for more “volunTREErs” (ugh) to help catalog the inventory. The volunteer process entails…

News & Features taxes
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This coming Wednesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing our personal income tax paperwork, making this the perfect time for scammers to hit, trying to trick us into revealing personal and financial information. With that in mind, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a list of known scams. New Yorkers can also report suspected…

Education Source: heicktopiertz.com / Flickr
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Pre-kindergarten enrollment season is here again. Beginning yesterday and ending Friday, April 24, pre-k applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year, from parents of any child born in 2011 and currently residing in New York City. The Department of Education (DOE) has a pre-k resources page and Parent Guide available on their website, which…

Arts & Culture I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)
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Nothing says springtime like new green shoots sprouting from the ground and leaves on trees. That’s why you should register to pick up a free tree at one of 18 locations in Brooklyn this March through mid-May! Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the city’s MillionTreesNYC program, the tree giveaway includes popular…

Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

News & Features Image via WNYC.
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It’s been a year since a speed camera was placed at the Belt Parkway exit ramp on Shore Parkway, between West Avenue and Ocean Parkway, and the results confirm what residents have long suspected: it is the highest revenue-generating camera in the city. According to data culled and mapped out by WNYC, the camera at…

Business Photo via Google Maps.
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As part of their bankruptcy proceedings, Radio Shack will close at least 1,784 stores by March 31 — including 14 in Brooklyn, among which are ones in Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst and Midwood. Specifically, the Radio Shacks at 3764 Nostrand Avenue (at Avenue Y) and 6719 18th Avenue (at 68th Street) are slated to close…

News & Features Image courtesy of CUNY / Structures of Coastal Resilience.
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After a year of research, a team led by City University of New York (CUNY) associate professor of landscape architecture Catherine Seavitt Nordenson has completed a proposal for an “adaptable framework for a resilient Jamaica Bay.” If implemented in any way, these ideas could not only prevent major flooding, but manage the overall risk of damage…

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