By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 04:47 pm June is Russian Heritage Month in New York City. Established in 2003 by the Russian American Foundation, in partnership with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Daily News, the annual celebration holds events throughout the city to honor the contributions of the Russian-speaking community. You can check out the events here. There will be a [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 12:05 pm The Kings Bay Library (3650 Nostrand Avenue) just won $10,000! The branch was among five runners up in theÂ annual NYC Neighborhood Library AwardsÂ â€” known as the “Oscars of Libraries.” City Councilman Chaim Deutsch presented the award to Kings Bay LibraryÂ branch manager Liana Alaverdova at the ceremony. “Kings Bay Library has been a haven in our [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 08, 2016 10:25 am The owner of a Bensonhurst construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges stemming from an incident at a Coney Island construction site in April 2015 that left a 50-year-old construction worker dead, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters announced today. Salvatore Schirripa, [...]
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