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0 Ban On Trashing TVs, Computers & More Starts In 2015

Beginning in 2015, New York will ban curbside disposal of certain electronic equipment, including computers, televisions, video game consoles, iPods, and more. Part of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which was enacted in 2010 with a goal of keeping potentially harmful electronics out of the waste stream and be recycled or…

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0 Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: Motown legend Diana Ross will…

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0 Con Ed Work & Film Shoot Clog Commercial Streets During Holidays

How are we supposed to do our holiday shopping when all the streets are blocked off? At last night’s Community Board 11 meeting, the hot topic was city permits being given out in commercial areas for Con Edison construction and an upcoming film shoot, causing unbearable traffic and affecting local businesses during the biggest shopping month of the year.…

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3 Affordable Housing May Be Coming To Parking Lots In Bensonhurst, Brighton & Midwood

Several “underdeveloped areas” of Brooklyn can be used to build affordable housing – including municipal parking lots in Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood – according to a new report by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The parking lots, like one facing the Riegelmann Boardwalk between Brighton 2nd Street and Brighton 4th Street, can be sold to create approximately 2,000 affordable housing units,…

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1 City Greenlights Plan To Turn Pay Phones Into WiFi Hotspots, Including 586 Brooklyn Locations

The city has approved a plan to replace a total of 7,600 outdated pay phone booths with sleek public WiFi kiosks in all five boroughs, including 586 in Brooklyn that will be completed by 2019. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee signed an updated version of their contract with LinkNYC Wednesday – which initially proposed a two-tier system for…

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0 Verrazano Bridge Plaza Construction Complete Ahead Of Schedule

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has completed its $50 million renovation of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza ahead of schedule, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The Staten Island Advance reports: The three-year project removed the obsolete Brooklyn-bound toll booths, rebuilt ramps and added a new connector ramp for the bridge, providing a two-lane path for traffic…

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