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Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain and winds, more than 100 protesters held signs on the boardwalk near Coney Island Avenue and chanted slogans like…

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Working on transforming an empty lot into a garden? Trying to organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions? Hoping to get your elementary school to recycle more? If you’ve got a community or school improvement project that needs funding, the Citizens Committee for New York City is currently accepting applications for their Neighborhood Grants.…

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Brrr! It sure is getting cold out there! While the rest of us bundle up, not all of the neediest in the city’s school system have the means to get a helpful hat or a solid pair of gloves. To help them out, Councilman Chaim Deutsch has launched a hat, scarf and glove drive to…

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Councilman Alan Maisel is teaming up with two organizations during the week of Veteran’s Day to bring cell phones for active military members deployed abroad, and food for stateside veterans in need. The pol is asking neighbors to bring non-perishable food to his district office at 2424 Ralph Avenue between now and Thursday, November 20.…

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Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the Citizens Committee for…

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch hosted his second community cleanup on Sunday, with volunteers turning out to sweep the sidewalks and gutters of Avenue U between Nostrand Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. Dozens turned out, including volunteers from Homecrest Community Services and local schools like Sheepshead Bay High School and Midwood High School. The clean-up came on…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman Chaim Deutsch: Community-minded volunteers will gather on Sunday, August 17th to participate in Council Member Chaim Deutsch’s Community Cleanup event. The event will promote civic awareness as well as the idea that clean streets are the responsibility of everyone, including residents, store-owners, elected officials,…

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The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator Marty Golden: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has joined forces with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens to host a back to school collection drive for local students in need. Residents are being encouraged to donate new school supplies including…

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The following is a press release from Councilman Chaim Deutsch: Council Member Chaim Deutsch is pleased to announce the success of his first community clean-up event that drew nearly 100 volunteers to Sheepshead Bay Road on Sunday. Armed with rakes, shovels and brooms, volunteers turned out to pick up trash from neighborhood streets. “We’re taking…

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