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A new store called Home Textile has opened on 6816 18th Avenue between 69th Street and 68th Street. The store displays an eye-catching banner announcing it’s grand-opening and the 65 percent off sale. Home Textile stands where J&A Gift Shop once was. Welcome to the neighborhood.

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The day devoted Kohl’s lovers have been waiting for has finally arrived. Kohl’s is open! The Ceasar’s Bay Kohl’s, located at 8973 Bay Parkway, opened on Sunday, April 7, and welcomed back a large crowd of eager shoppers. The parking lot was filled to a point that is far from common, with the store not being…

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City Councilman David Greenfield believes that the lack of proper knowledge on laws and codes is the reason many small businesses are getting “gotcha” tickets and has proposed a bill to stop this. The bill would make it so that businesses have to be provided with a guide of the laws and codes that apply to them. The bill would…

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Bensonhurst has a new addition to its deli family with the opening of Not Only Bagels on 7821 17th Avenue, between 78th Street and 79th Street. The store now stands in what was once Palermitana Bakery. As the name not-so-subtly advertises, the shop serves more than just bagels, dishing out a whole smörgåsbord of food from breakfast favorites to…

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After the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to the Ceasar’s Bay Kohl’s, locals, like me, have felt a void in their hearts without the store. Their Kohl’s charge cards have collected dust. The ads on TV were a cruel reminder of what was no more. Luckily, Kohl’s lovers everywhere can rejoice! The store, located at 8973…

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The busy 86th Street has a new addition to its family. Closeout Heaven, located on 2215 86th Street between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue, opened up two months ago in the place of Bay Gifts. The store features clothing from designer labels such as Adidas and Puma as well as household items such as linens. Due to its…

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Neighbors and school community members came together Sunday at New Utrecht High School (1601 80th Street) to celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year. The school’s auditorium was filled to the max with people of all different age who came to support the performers and celebrate the holiday. The atmosphere was fun and lively, with food…

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Childhood cancer is the number one cause of non-accidental deaths among children, with 12,000 diagnoses each year. Elona Karafin, a 19-year-old Bensonhurst native, has started ”Checkmate, Cancer!”, a team participating in the annual Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) walkathon, in the hopes of ending this deadly disease. When Karafin was 10 years old, she was diagnosed…

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