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Big changes are coming to the borough’s Bally Total Fitness gyms, including the ones at 1720 Sheepshead Bay Road and 945 Kings Highway, following a corporate buyout. The California-based 24 Hour Fitness purchased 32 clubs owned by the beleaguered Bally chain in December, including the four remaining clubs in Brooklyn. Little has changed in staffing at the…

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The Brooklyn Chamber’s week-long wellness initiative is underway, and there’s still time to take advantage of a deal at a local gym. Through November 16, you’ll have the chance to check out a number of fitness spaces across Brooklyn, and by mentioning “BK Fit” at participating venues, you can get a sweet discount to kick-start…

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Update (4:47pm): I thought these people cared about my health, but apparently they want to give me a heart attack. Moments after this piece was published Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office informed me that the event has been postponed. Original post: Worried about your blood pressure? After this week’s elections, we can’t blame you. Fortunately, you can…

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CKO Kickboxing is coming to 2615 East 17th Street, just off Jerome Avenue. The fitness franchise originated in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1997 and has since opened in more than 40 locations, mostly throughout the metro area. This will be their fifth location in Brooklyn. The business takes over the long-empty space, which is below…

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Coney Island Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) held its second annual reunion party on October 1 to celebrate all of the preemie babies born to their top-ranked maternity ward—including the only set of triplets ever born at the hospital, now 16-years-old. Presented with the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for the third year in…

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Former Council member and Southern Brooklyn Democratic power broker Lew Fidler is in need of a kidney, and has turned to friends, family and supporters on Facebook in hopes of finding a match. Fidler, who now works for the Brooklyn Borough President after representing Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park and other Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods in the…

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Sorry for the late notice, but beginning later today, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’ office, in conjunction with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn Medical Center, will be hosting free flu shots. Appointments are required. If you cannot get an appointment today, his office is offering two more convenient dates. The complete schedule is as follows: Monday, September…

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After a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Bensonhurst last month, the city announced today that vaccine-treated bait will be placed around Southern Brooklyn to prevent the potential spread of the virus. Raccoons will be vaccinated using bait containing oral rabies vaccine in parks, public green spaces, and on private property along the southern border…

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First phony lawyers, now phony dentists. Authorities arrested four people for pretending to be dentists and practicing on patients out of two Sheepshead Bay area clinics. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed felony charges against Konstantin Shtrambrand, Ilya Zolotar, Sergey Tolokolnikov and Hakob Gahnapetyan for practicing dentistry without a license. They face up to four years…

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This is a paid announcement from Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation: As parents and kids across New York City get ready for the new school year, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) reminds New Yorkers to follow 10 tips for “back to school” health and to visit…

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