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A massive windfall in funds is coming in 2016 to dozens of Brooklyn cultural institutions thanks to an investment of over $8 million in funds from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — including several public libraries in our area. Those benefiting include: The Brooklyn Museum ($1 million) Brooklyn Botanic Garden ($1 million) Brooklyn Academy of…

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If the red, green, and white decorations weren’t a dead giveaway, Bensonhurst’s beloved 18th Avenue Feast is here! The 10-day Italian food and culture festival, formally known as Festa di Santa Rosalia, kicks off tomorrow, August 20, at 6pm, and will last through August 30. Opening night will feature Italian singer Walter Curella, and several elected officials will be in attendance,…

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The official! After a one-year hiatus, Coney Island’s free Seaside Summer Concert Festival will be returning to MCU Park this summer — this time hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. The popular concert series will kick off its 36th season on Wednesday, July 22, with JT Taylor “The Voice”, formerly of Kool & the Gang, according to…

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For the first time in New York City’s history, the Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday night to green-light a rent freeze for the city’s approximate two million residents living in rent-stabilized homes, eliciting cheers of approval from elected officials and neighbors who have long called for relief for tenants. The board, which regulates rent for…

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In the wake of recent terror attacks in France at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and at a Kosher supermarket – which left many Jewish communities shaken – elected officials joined the faculty and students of Magen David Yeshivah High School (7801 Bay Parkway) on Tuesday to demonstrate their unwavering support for the NYPD. The audience sang the American…

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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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Ever since Councilman Domenic Recchia announced last month that he wouldn’t be seeking the borough president’s seat, the race to replace term-limited Marty Markowitz grew quiet. State Senator Eric Adams appeared to have it all locked up. Enter Bensonhurst native and attorney John Gangemi, a former councilman-at-large who says he’s the right man for the…

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Coney Island City Councilman Domenic Recchia is reportedly eyeing the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, potentially pitting Northern and Central Brooklyn versus Southern Brooklyn for the largely powerless position. Sources told the Daily News that Recchia plans to announce his candidacy in January, confirming speculation that the term-limited pol was considering the seat after putting the kibosh on…

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