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Southern Brooklynite Ariel Lichtik said he’s been living without a permanent residence ever since Hurricane Sandy destroyed his parent’s Mill Basin home. Forced to bounce from one friend to another since the storm, Lichtik said the uncertainty has made it difficult for him to hold a job, and he’s been living off piecemeal commission work when he can find it.…

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A new employment center for low- and middle-income residents of Sandy-impacted areas opened its doors in Coney Island last week. One hundred free apprenticeship vouchers are now available through the Sandy Recovery Workforce 1 Career Center (1906 Mermaid Avenue), officials announced at a press conference at the Coney Island Library on Thursday. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s…

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Good news for job hunters in Southern Brooklyn. A new Workforce1 Career Center, located at 1906 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, opened for business this week as part of the city’s effort to expedite economic recovery in Superstorm Sandy-impacted neighborhoods. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations, the city’s Department of Small Business Services…

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Six months following Superstorm Sandy, businesses across Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island are still shuttered and the New York Times is reporting that local business owners are growing anxious over what effect the closures will have on the local economy as summer nears. The Times report pointed to the large number of businesses still closed…

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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…