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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Here Are Some Local Restaurants To Check Out During Russian Heritage Month

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 04:47 pm
Varenichnaya's veal pelmeni.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 [...]

Kings Bay Library Takes Home $10K In NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 12:05 pm
City Councilman Chaim Deutsch presenting the runner-up award to Kings Bay Library branch manager Liana Alaverdova. (Photo provided by Councilman Chaim Deutsch's office)The Kings Bay Library (3650 Nostrand Avenue) just won $10,000! The branch was among five runners up in the annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards — known as the “Oscars of Libraries.” City Councilman Chaim Deutsch presented the award to Kings Bay Library branch manager Liana Alaverdova at the ceremony. “Kings Bay Library has been a haven in our [...]

After Worker Falls To Death, Manslaughter Indictment For Construction Boss

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 08, 2016 10:25 am
constructionThe 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, [...]

Morning Mug: “All Love That Has Not Friendship For Its Base, Is Like A Mansion Built Upon The Sand.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

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