Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

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Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

The city's post-Sandy recovery program seems to be ramping up, homeowners report in an article in Sheepshead Bites.

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Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Morgan Powell has been researching and giving tours on the historical contributions of African Americans, with an ecological focus. Now he's turning to Latino history in the borough, reports Hunts Point Express.

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Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Construction delays have put off the opening of a Sunset Park brownfield remediation project that promises new recreational space for the neighborhood, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Hunts Point residents fear that the arrival of auto body shops uprooted from Willets Point will cause a spike in traffic, pollution and crime, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Repeated snowfalls and cold weather this winter have hampered construction, affecting Polish-owned businesses and Polish workers in the New York area, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Designs for the Lowline on View Downtown

Designs for the Lowline on View Downtown

The Lo-Down reports on an exhibit on Orchard Street that showcases student designs for the proposed subterranean park, the Lowline.

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Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports.

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Auto Shop Owners in Willets Point Struggling to Relocate

Auto Shop Owners in Willets Point Struggling to Relocate

The city has offered compensation if auto shops at Willets Point move by January 31, but owners despair of being able to meet the deadline, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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Nearly 100 Proposals to ‘Green’ Up Greenpoint

Nearly 100 Proposals to ‘Green’ Up Greenpoint

An environmental fund in Greenpoint has received proposals from local businesses and others for projects aimed at improving land devastated by a massive oil spill decades ago, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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