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Arts & Culture Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys at Seaside Summer Concert Series in 2008 (Source: Howard Brier/Flickr)

After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

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Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be allocated in future…

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams yesterday launched a campaign to establish a burn center in the city’s most populous borough – and pledged funds for promising proposals – following the tragic Midwood fire that left seven children dead this weekend. Currently, the only burn centers in the five boroughs are in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.…

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams honored the Midwood Ambulance Service last week as part of his new series, Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, which recognizes local businesses with a commitment to their communities. After touring their main dispatch facility and corporate office in Gravesend on February 7, Adams presented members of the Rapisarda family, who have been operating the business…

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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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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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