Author Heather J. Chin

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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…

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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…

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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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Dozens of residential buildings and residents in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Borough Park and other neighborhoods across Brooklyn — Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Flatlands, Midwood, and Coney Island — are caught up in a bribery scandal that has led to the arrest of several officials with the Department of Buildings (11 arrests) and the Department of…

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This is just a reminder to get in your applications for local Community Boards! Joining these organizations is your opportunity to play a role in local community government. And for the first time, teens 16 years old or older can also apply, as long as they live within a CB’s coverage area. The deadline for CB…

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Now you don’t have to wonder what exactly you’re touching — or avoiding — on the subway because there’s a comprehensive map of almost every type of species (of bacteria, food remnants and other organic material) there, and its conveniently organized by train station. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College spent 18 months collecting, documenting…

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Students at six Brooklyn high schools in a diverse set of neighborhoods will be kicking off the first in a series of “digital youth dialogues” about police-community relations this Tuesday, January 20, using Google Hangout in order to have video chat conversations with one another, as well as off-duty police officers, moderated by members of…

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Coney Island will soon get its own little slice of Brooklyn cupcakery Piece Of Velvet, with a new storefront “next to Rita’s Ice on the north side of [West] 15th Street and Surf Avenue,” revealed the folks over at The Coney Island Blog. Located at 1327 Surf Avenue, the cozy space will have its grand opening on Saturday,…

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