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The City Council took up Councilman Mark Treyger’s controversial biking and texting bill this week, which seeks to fine cyclists caught using mobile devices while riding. Biking advocates and at least one elected official slammed the councilman’s proposal at Wednesday’s hearing with the council’s Committee on Transportation, arguing it addresses a nonexistent problem, reports Streets Blog. A vocal critic of the…

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Good news for job hunters in Southern Brooklyn. A new Workforce1 Career Center, located at 1906 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, opened for business this week as part of the city’s effort to expedite economic recovery in Superstorm Sandy-impacted neighborhoods. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations, the city’s Department of Small Business Services…

Events Sunday memorial service in front of the burned out Sasson home. (Photo courtesy of Rafael Lopez Jr. / RLJRNews.com)
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In the wake of the tragic Midwood fire that killed seven siblings more than a week ago, City Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are joining forces with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for a fire safety, prevention and education seminar, tonight at 7:30pm at Congregation Shaare Zion, 2030 Ocean Parkway between Foster…

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

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Councilman Mark Treyger honored 60th Precinct Officer Albert Mammon at a City Hall ceremony Wednesday for saving a drowning teen while on vacation in Florida last month. During the ceremony, which included speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of Officer Mammon’s family, Treyger presented the hero cop with a City Council proclamation and thanked him for his efforts to keep the…

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Concerned by rapidly increasing property taxes for middle-class New Yorkers, the City Council is pushing a bill that would offer a property tax rebate of $500 for qualifying homeowners. A similar law was passed in 2004 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but it was cut in 2007 due to the economic recession. Now that the city is rumored to be less…

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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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Developer Rubin Schron’s plan to build a skyscraper in Coney Island is not going over well with residents. More than 700 Coney Island community members filled an auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School (2800 Ocean Parkway) Wednesday night to hear from environmental experts and developers, and to demand answers regarding the 40-story residential and commercial tower to be…

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