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New York City will acquire the property housing the Gravesend branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 303 Avenue X, the latest move to own all of the 59 properties where their libraries are located. The city gained authorization from Kings County Supreme Court in April 2014 to use eminent domain to seize the property, Commercial…

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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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“Bullet Points” is our new format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant only to be a quick summary, and some issues may be more deeply explored in future articles. Boardmembers push to beautify Manhattan Beach, oppose aesthetic improvements at Knapp Street sewage plant: Parks Department’s Brooklyn…

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A Gravesend librarian has transformed his library’s auditorium into an art gallery that displays work from emerging artists. “I want to raise the culture for everyone in the area,” said Boris Loselev in the New York Daily News. “Our goal isn’t selling art, it’s promoting art.” Loselev takes time out of his own schedule to run…

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Brooklyn Public Library officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have struck a deal to maintain a minimum of five day service at all branches, narrowly escaping devastating cuts that would have shuttered branches and eliminated hours across the board. [ABOVE: Watch BPL Representative Mel Henkle tell Community Board 15 about the new hours, and thank the community for its…