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New York City, New York State and New Jersey may have to compete for more than $1 billion in promised Superstorm Sandy relief that the federal government is now looking to redirect to victims of other natural disasters. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering sending off $1 billion of an as-yet unspent…

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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) will be Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue. Guest speaker, State Senator Marty Golden, will discuss and answer your questions on topics including: How does the New York State budget affect you? Will your property taxes…

Food & Drink
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THE BITE: It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. This has been one tough year and I’m having a hard time coming up with things to be thankful for. As I reflect on all I’ve faced this year, an interesting conundrum has arisen. With all the crisis I faced – hell, we all faced…

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, we’ve all seen the images reflecting the fear of widespread chaos and looting. Luckily, according to NYPD data released in a New York Daily News report, the level of major crime post-Sandy has been down, and looting, the crime most feared during a week of recovery, has only shown a…

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From Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’ Facebook page: I will be co-sponsoring a FEMA Application Assistance Training at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenues U and V. Volunteers from the Kings Bay Y, Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace and Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope will be learning how to assist victims of…

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The Mayor’s Office has put out a general summation of what’s closed, what’s blocked and what’s delayed. It’s a mess out there folks. Your best bet, stay home. From NYC.gov NYC Weathering Sandy – Stay Inside The City is closely monitoring Sandy, which is bringing dangerous storm surge and high winds to New York City…

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Well, folks, we survived. It’s a bit past midnight and from what we can see, the waters are beginning to recede, power is coming back slowly and the long clean up is beginning. Hell, Jay Leno is back on the air. But, we’re not done yet. The water level of the ocean and bay is…

Police & Fire
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BREAKING NEWS: 10:21 PM This just over the radio – report of main building of Coney Island Hospital is on fire. Units are trying to respond but are reporting that streets surrounding the hospital are flooded and un-passable. EDIT: 10:31 PM. FDNY is reporting that Coney Island Hosptial is surrounded by “three to four feet of water.”…

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BREAKING NEWS: A fire has just been upgraded to a “2 alarm” at 2800 East 29th Street. FDNY response is being hampered by flooded streets. This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them…