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Update (11:54am): Con Edison informed Sheepshead Bites that all power has been restored. Original post: More than 800 households near the Marine Park – Sheepshead Bay border are currently without power, as Con Edison investigates the cause and works to make repairs. A transformer in the affected area blew at approximately 9:25am, according to a spokesperson. Approximately 825…

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Following three manhole fires in Park Slope in the past week (if not four, as a neighbor noted in the comments), as well as the one here in Sheepshead Bay this morning, you might be asking yourself, “What the hell is going on!?” A common occurrence in the winter and summer months, manhole explosions are clearly…

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Now that winter has made its official debut this week and we brace ourselves for plummeting temperatures, we wanted to pass on some tips to make your heating bill a little less scary during these coming months. From adding a couple blankets to your bed and turning your thermostat down at night to sealing air…

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By Aliza Chasan Two years after Superstorm Sandy, one park in Gravesend is just now getting power back. Though the streets in the area didn’t see much above-ground flooding, the storm’s salt waters managed to corrode the underground wiring serving the park at the corner of McDonald Avenue and Avenue S. As a result, the McDonald…

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The following is an unaltered press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: The thought of paying home heating costs this winter is enough to send a chill through many low-income seniors and families in Brooklyn. Fortunately, help is on the way thanks to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and the Heartshare Neighborhood Heating Fund…

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