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News & Features Mark Treyger announces new bill
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The New York City Council on Thursday passed legislation proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger to strengthen telecommunications infrastructure against future storms. During the Hurricane Sandy, power outages and flooding at critical communication hubs caused many people to emerge from the storm without phone, cable or internet access. Although the city sent out frequent online and…

News & Features seagate
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Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday they had secured $100,000 from FEMA to begin reconstructing the damaged sea wall to protect Sea Gate and Coney Island from storm surges. The seawall and bulkhead, once the community’s greatest protection against storm surges and erosion, was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy —…

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The following was sent to us from our friends at the Gravesend and Bensonhurst NY Rising Community Reconstruction Committee: Community residents and business owners in the Gravesend and Bensonhurst neighborhoods of Brooklyn are encouraged to attend a Public Workshop on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to learn about the State-sponsored New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. Attendees are…

Business Source: Markowitz's office
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The new BJ’s Wholesale Club in Bensonhurst will open its doors to shoppers for the first time this Saturday, September 13, Bensonhurst Bean has learned. The big box retailer’s latest location at 1752 Shore Parkway, near Ceasar’s Bay, will be open for business beginning at 9am, but the grand opening celebrations are not slated until…

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In an expansion of the state New York Rising initiative to improve resiliency in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a new committee has been created to strengthen Bensonhurst and Gravesend, with the first meeting scheduled for this Sunday. New York Rising aims to recruit locals for identifying key community assets and gather their thoughts on the best way…

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(UPDATE: When will Bensonhurst’s BJ’s open? September 13!) UPDATE (July 15, 2015): Due to construction delays, the opening has been pushed back to September. Original post. Tipster Alina Tsui sent us the above photo of a flier, announcing that the new BJ’s Wholesale Club will open doors on July 12. As we’ve previously reported, the megastore will occupy…

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While it is difficult to find those silver linings in events as destructive as Superstorm Sandy, stories of bravery and heroism have surfaced, centering on people saving lives in the face of horrendous circumstances. The New York Daily News is reporting that a group of MTA employees helped rescue a group of residents and themselves in…

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The Red Cross, like many prominent charity organizations, promised aid and relief to scores of victims following the events of Superstorm Sandy. Aljazeera America is reporting that the organization has since informed many victims initially told they would receive help that they are now ineligible to access resources because of policy changes instituted by upper…

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