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The Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association will meet tomorrow, March 3, at 7:45pm at Waterford on the Bay (2900 Bragg Street). The group will discuss the recent news surrounding Cherry Hill Gourmet Market, the Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza expansion, and an update on the Superstorm Sandy recovery, alongside reports from elected officials and local…

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The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, and plans to discuss “new” zoning issues with special guest Harold Weinberg, an architect and MBNA member. The group meets March 2 at 7:30pm, at PS 195 (131 Irwin Street). For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

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The City Council has passed two pieces of legislation this month to better prepare residents in coastal neighborhoods for major storms and to formalize the role that houses of worship and charitable organizations play in the aftermath of emergencies. The bills, proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger as part of his role as Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Recovery &…

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The pickings just got slimmer for Democrats in the race to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. State Assemblyman Bill Colton announced Sunday that he will not be participating in the 11th District congressional race, just two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced by a federal judge to call a special election. Though Colton, who was…

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EXCLUSIVE: The Ocean Avenue footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay to Manhattan Beach will be shuttered for 2.5 months, as contractors work to eradicate a shipworm infestation and protect against future damage. The Department of Transportation found the presence of marine borers eating away the timber pilings supporting the Ocean Avenue footbridge, as well as eight other structures across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The DOT…

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Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to put their lives back together will be able to benefit from a Sandy Recovery Information Session tomorrow, February 14, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue. Hosted by State  Senator  Marty Golden, the  information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with…

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This is just a reminder to get in your applications for local Community Boards! Joining these organizations is your opportunity to play a role in local community government. And for the first time, teens 16 years old or older can also apply, as long as they live within a CB’s coverage area. The deadline for CB…

News & Features State Senator Marty Golden (Photo By Erica Sherman)

Senator Martin Golden is looking to crack down on illegal home conversions. Any serious injuries that occur in or around a home that has been subdivided illegally could result in the owner of the home being slapped with a felony, according to legislation proposed by the senator Friday. In addition, anyone who subdivides a residence without the…

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Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain and winds, more than 100 protesters held signs on the boardwalk near Coney Island Avenue and chanted slogans like…

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