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4 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Responding to parents' fears that enterovirus D-68 has spread to Brooklyn, the New York City Health Department said on Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in the city. Parents in Borough Park panicked when they heard over the weekend that one or more children were seriously ill with the same respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of kids in the Midwest to the hospital.
4 hrs ago | Racked
Exciting news for both locavores and design junkies : Good Thing , a Brooklyn-based indie manufacturer, will debut their minimalist products at the Kikkerland shop for the very first time, starting with a launch party tomorrow evening . Lest you equate "locally produced" with "really expensive," Good Thing, founded this year, makes generally affordable goods , as all are super simple to produce and crafted by young New York designers.
5 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com
Four public schools are still without a working fire alarm nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy damaged their buildings - and city officials blame the federal government's red tape for the delays. The fixes, along with the replacement of "temporary" boilers at more than 30 schools, are part of the more than $700 million in repairs needed for schools across the five boroughs that were damaged during the October 2012 storm.
9 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
New Brooklyn Bar Association President Rebecca Woodland scored many "hits" at her recent installation inside the packed ceremonial courtroom at Borough Hall. Officially sworn in by Appellate Justice Cheryl Chambers, she hit just the right tone and showed a degree of tact and humility, which might account for the excellent commentary she regularly offers as a television legal expert.
12 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Just released Sept. 9, "Lovely, Dark, Deep" is the latest collection by literary great Joyce Carol Oates, who will speak about her book at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept.
15 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
A mezuzah hangs on the doorframe of a certain three-story gray building in Midwood, a heavily Orthodox section of Brooklyn. The structure is neither a synagogue, nor a traditional Jewish center.
18 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
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.
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:04 pm
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