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TD Coming to Bed-Stuy with Unique Services and More for Consumers and Community $100,000 “Housing for Everyone” Grant Opportunity Announced

🕔09:16, 31.Jul 2015

TD Bank calls itself the “Convenience” Bank, and it is making banking a little more convenient for residents of Central Brooklyn. There’s a brand new location to open soon on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill-Fort Greene. There’s a facility under

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Real Estate Matters: The $10,000 Mistake or Words to the Wise

Real Estate Matters: The $10,000 Mistake or Words to the Wise

🕔19:47, 30.Jul 2015

Bernice Elizabeth Green Deborah “Ann” Leary, daughter of James Thomas Leary (Jimmy’s Candy Store, formerly at 406 Tompkins) told us, “Words matter, and pay attention to them”. She advises property and business owners entangled in real estate scams to note

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Making It Work – CITI BIKE   Equal Access or Gentrification?

Making It Work – CITI BIKE Equal Access or Gentrification?

🕔19:27, 30.Jul 2015

By Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation A rapid Citi Bike expansion will bring 26 new stations to Bed-Stuy alone, bringing the total to 36. While some have wondered what took so long, the expansion is not without

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HHC Kings County Hospital Center Celebrates Wellness Wednesdays and Opening of First Farmer’s Market

HHC Kings County Hospital Center Celebrates Wellness Wednesdays and Opening of First Farmer’s Market

🕔14:09, 27.Jul 2015

Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) and Harvest Home Farmers Market hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday for its new farmers market, which officially opened on July 8th. The market is tied in with KCHC’s “Wellness Wednesdays” initiative to promote good nutrition,

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View From Here:  America Awakens to Racism, Now What?

View From Here: America Awakens to Racism, Now What?

🕔12:36, 23.Jul 2015

By David Mark Greaves I read where the nation is said to be finally awakening to how racism is entwined in its fabric and this is a good thing, because I’ve been looking at the carnage for all of my

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Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

Central Brooklyn Council Members Consider Participatory Democracy for District Improvements

🕔11:52, 23.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Participatory budgeting – a process in which community residents offer ideas about infrastructure improvements within their districts – has not yet taken place in central Brooklyn. Normally, individual council members make decisions regarding the allocation of

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Real Estate Matters: Is Citi Bike Putting Pedal-to-the-Metal in a race to Gentrify North Bed-Stuy?  80 Bike Stations Coming Soon to a Location Near You

Real Estate Matters: Is Citi Bike Putting Pedal-to-the-Metal in a race to Gentrify North Bed-Stuy? 80 Bike Stations Coming Soon to a Location Near You

🕔10:58, 23.Jul 2015

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Citi Bike’s new map is showing expansion of its wheel print by installing 80 bike-sharing stations in areas you thought you’d never see them – at least for now.   That includes thousands of bikes and hundreds

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China Fine Arts visit U.S. for the First Time

China Fine Arts visit U.S. for the First Time

🕔16:52, 17.Jul 2015

By Herb Boyd Part of the splendor of the 12th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts is told in numbers. Out of 24,000 submissions of art work, mostly paintings, 576 works were nominated or received awards. Sixty-five of those works

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New York City and State Enact Policing Reforms in Wake of Police Killings of Citizens

🕔16:39, 17.Jul 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been exactly one year since the chokehold homicide of Staten Island resident Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The homicide resulted from a police response to Garner allegedly selling untaxed

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D. A. Ken Thompson Speaks on How his Office Protects the Vulnerable

D. A. Ken Thompson Speaks on How his Office Protects the Vulnerable

🕔16:33, 17.Jul 2015

By David Mark Greaves Brooklyn is a borough of neighborhoods and it’s easy to forget just how big it is. Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson gave an idea of the “scope and size” of his office in a panel

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