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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group will be tomorrow, January 21, 8:00pm at Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street. The guest speaker will be former police officer and current Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The meeting will focus on current police issues, what is being done to keep flood waters out of…

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Several “underdeveloped areas” of Brooklyn can be used to build affordable housing – including municipal parking lots in Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood – according to a new report by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The parking lots, like one facing the Riegelmann Boardwalk between Brighton 2nd Street and Brighton 4th Street, can be sold to create approximately 2,000 affordable housing units,…

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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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Coney Island City Councilman Domenic Recchia is reportedly eyeing the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, potentially pitting Northern and Central Brooklyn versus Southern Brooklyn for the largely powerless position. Sources told the Daily News that Recchia plans to announce his candidacy in January, confirming speculation that the term-limited pol was considering the seat after putting the kibosh on…

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The following is a press release from Borough President Marty Markowitz: On Thursday, July 12, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented a proclamation to Coney Island resident Lawrence Bowers prior to the Seaside Summer Concert Series, honoring him for rescuing a man and child off Coney Island this summer. At the time he performed the…

Opinion
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The following op-ed was written by mayoral candidate and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The future looked rosy 100 years ago, when New York undertook a revolutionary plan to build a vast network of subways and elevated trains. But it looks considerably different today, as we struggle to meet urgent transit needs. Transit deserts dot…

Real Estate
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More than one year after Pathmark made its last sale from its 3795 Nostrand Avenue location, the building remains vacant, political leadership to bring a new supermarket to the site appears to have dried up, and residents are fuming about the lack of nearby options to shop for their families. The business closed its doors…

Arts & Culture
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Ready, set… “write” on! Borough President Marty Markowitz is reaching out to all of Brooklyn’s high schoolers (high school students attending school in Brooklyn or who live in Brooklyn) to participate in his Sixth Annual “Brooklyn Lit Match” Teen Writing Contest, a student competition held in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival, September 18. Students…

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