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This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a wooden horse from an amusment park carousel built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Come and get it!: This feeding station dispenses vaccine-laced treats. Raccoons and other rodents can just reach in the bottom and pull out a pellet, wildlife experts say.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery announces IN MEDIAS RES, the second solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist Jose Parla. The exhibition features new paintings, sculptures and a large-scale mural installation.
The parks department and the Prospect Park Alliance have appointed a new head to the Alliance, the private group which manages the park. The new head honcho, Park Sloper Sue Donoghue, is coming to the position from a city job managing green spaces and said she is excited to work closer to home.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press conference on Sunday announcing the early reopening of the R train's Montague Tunnel, closed for more than a year after sustaining heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy. The governor's office scheduled the conference for 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Manhattan at the Whitehall Street Subway Station.
Driver John Browne was on his break and in uniform in Brownsville when he was slashed by a man in his 20s after accused Browne of looking at his girlfriend. The knife-wielding man was still on the loose.
Nosy people may have noticed that the long dormant site of Sunshine Grocery is being renovated. One then looks into the window to watch the construction workers and says "whoa, it does look like they could be building a mid size restaurant".
COPYDOG: A picture of cloned canine Astro on Gary Rintel's door. Beware the canine clones! An Upper West Side man loved his pet, Astro, so much, he made Astro, so much, he made a hat out of the pooch's fur - and cloned him into two more dogs.Now he defiantly lets his copycat collies run around Central Park without a leash - and neighbors say dogs are terrorizing the Upper West Side."
Federal authorities charged 21-year-old Keisha Richards with distributing the drugs in the Fairhaven area. She was arrested and later released to a drug treatment facility.
The R train will once again connect Brooklyn and Manhattan. For a year the train has stopped at terminals in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as transit staff worked around the clock to repair damage caused by storm Sandy.
On the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront this weekend shop 'til you drop, or, well get rained on. On Saturday & Sunday, there's The Renegade Craft Fair : The Renegade Craft Fair will return to Brooklyn, NY for a top shelf, indie-craft explosion.
The sister of a gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year says she hopes the families of her brother's victims are healing. The Washington Post reports Naomi Alexis, sister of former Navy reservist and IT contractor Aaron Alexis, told the paper, "The grief I feel for their suffering is palpable.
Justin Bettman noticed that many borough residents were throwing out furniture in good condition around the first of every month. Justin Bettman noticed that many borough residents were throwing out furniture in good condition around the first of every month.
Moving to Brooklyn is no longer the go-to cheaper housing option for New Yorkers. According to a report from StreetEasy, the price gap between the two boroughs is growing smaller, and some Brooklyn neighborhoods are already topping Manhattan sales levels.
Real estate insiders say a package of eight family-owned parking garages in prime Manhattan and Brooklyn that recently hit the market could net as much as $250 million because of their redevelopment potential. The buildings are just a few in the large portfolio owned by the Wolf family and managed by their company, Rapid Park.
From the owners of Eastern Bloc, Bedlam and Atlas Social Club comes LOVEGUN, a brand new gay bar slated to open on Grand Street next week, September 12. With two main floors, a sunken lounge area and two full service bars, LOVEGUN is clearly set to carve its place out in the Brooklyn queer scene. LOVEGUN will open with a bang, with NYC promoter Frankie Sharp kicking off his new party "GIRLS" on the first night of business.
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 am
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