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Health Children playing in fire hydrant sprinklers (Photo: Mary Bakija)

With temperatures hitting the highest they’ve been this summer, the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened cooling centers throughout the five boroughs — including in Sheepshead Bay — and has issued a number of tips to help residents to protect themselves and neighbors during these dangerously hot days. Temperatures are expected to…


UPDATE (March 26): Organizers have added two more days to the sale: Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28. These are the final days of the Friends of Gerritsen Beach Library’s first spring book sale since Superstorm Sandy devastated the branch in 2012. The library, located at 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, reopened in October 2013. The organization has…


Friends of Gerritsen Beach Library (2808 Gerritsen Avenue) is in the middle of its first book drive since Superstorm Sandy devastated the branch in 2012. The location reopened in October 2013. The organization has been doing book drives – followed by sales – for several years to raise funds for the local institution. They ask…


It took nearly a year and more than  a million dollars, but the Gerritsen Beach Library (2808 Gerritsen Avenue) has finally reopened. According to a press release, the library suffered extensive flooding, requiring a new roof and other big improvements. The press release issued by Brooklyn Public Library detailed the damage and the recovery of the…

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