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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Four Years After Sandy, Climate Resiliency Planning For Sheepshead Bay Continues

By Sarah Crean on Nov 01, 2016 05:29 pm
NEW YORK - Members of Sandy Miller's Launch, a contracted oil spill clean-up company, sift through an oily debris field in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., in post-Hurricane Sandy response efforts, Nov. 2, 2012. The Coast Guard is working with the crews to ensure damaged areas are cleaned. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.In recognition of the fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we’re taking a deeper look this week at the status of recovery efforts along the Brooklyn waterfront and in Southern Brooklyn. We’re also trying to understand how the City is working to protect communities in these areas from rising seas and the storms of the future. ...

Massive Scale-Back On NYPD’s Use Of Nuisance Abatement Proposed by City Council

By Carly Miller on Nov 01, 2016 04:27 pm
unnamed-61.jpgLast week, City Council Members introduced a bill package to curb the NYPD’s widespread use of Nuisance Abatement action. If passed, the package could restrict the decades-old law that allows police to shut down homes or businesses suspected of illegal activity. New York City’s Nuisance Abatement Law (NAL), created in 1977 to shut down prostitution ...

Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz Joins Fight Against Footbridge Fishing

By Sean Egan on Nov 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Photo by Jenelle BuccheriTo fish or not to fish. That is the question. There’s no question about it in Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz’s eyes when it comes to the Ocean Avenue Footbridge, according to Kings County Politics. Cymbrowitz called for an outright ban on fishing from the footbridge, but there are some barriers of interpretation in the way. Last ...

Marine Park Fire Dept Inspector Arrested For Bribing An Undercover DOI Agent

By Sean Egan on Nov 01, 2016 11:01 am
The greeting card and cash Young used to try and bribe the DOI investigator. Photo via DOI.An FDNY fire prevention inspector was arrested yesterday for bribing who he thought was a Department of Buildings (DOB) inspector with $300 in a greeting card to get rid of a stop work order on his Marine Park home, according to the Department of Investigation. Angelo Young, 47, first got onto the DOI radar on ...

Morning Mug: “No One Is Free, Even The Birds Are Chained To The Sky.” — Bob Dylan

By Sean Egan on Nov 01, 2016 09:42 am
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