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

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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…

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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…

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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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The Gerritsen Beach library (2808 Gerritsen Avenue), which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, is one step closer to reopening . In a press release, Councilman Lew Fidler and Assemblyman Alan Maisel announced that the library is set to open its doors in September. Like many libraries in Southern Brooklyn, the Gerritsen Beach library was rocked hard…

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State Senator Marty Golden has scheduled two visits of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Response Unit to aid victims in his district who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Today, March 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the NYS Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Center will be in Sheepshead Bay,…

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Five Brooklyn Public Library branches, four of which are in Southern Brooklyn, remain closed after taking severe damage during Superstorm Sandy, and library administrators say they need millions to get back online. New York Daily News checked in with the library, noting that the Gerritsen Beach (2808 Gerritsen Avenue) and Coney Island (1901 Mermaid Avenue)…

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