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    STATEMENT BY CARLO A. SCISSURA, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON CITY’S PLANS TO REVAMP RESTAURANT GRADING SYSTEM

    "Brooklyn's marvelous restaurant community is dedicated to the health and well-being of their customers, but punitive fines levied by the City drive up costs and make it incredibly difficult to stay in business.  As a result, many restaurants are forced to decide between raising prices on their customers, letting go of hard-working employees or shutting their doors for good.  We have long called for a reduction in both restaurant fines. We applaud Mayor DeBlasio and City Council Speaker … [Read More...]

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    BP ADAMS BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FREE CRIBS TO FAMILIES IN NEED, TACKLING NEWBORN HEALTH AND SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME AHEAD OF MOTHER’S DAY

    Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams proclaimed the month of May 2014 as “Safe Sleep Month”, just days ahead of Mother’s Day, at a press conference in the rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall, in order to alert new parents on the importance of proper care of their infants as well as tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In partnership with Delta Children, Borough President Adams announced that he is distributing 400 free cribs and play yards to families in need through … [Read More...]

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    MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND CENTRAL AMUSEMENT INTERNATIONAL UNVEIL PLANS FOR EXPANDED OUTDOOR AMUSEMENT PARK IN CONEY ISLAND TO OPEN SUMMER 2010 Two New Amusement Areas – “Luna Park” and “Scream Zone – will Feature 23 New Rides, Including New Roller Coasters, a Human Sling Shot and Go-Karts 330 New Jobs to be Created by 2011 with Emphasis on Local Hiring Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Central Amusement International (CAI) today unveiled plans for a new amusement park on three City-owned parcels in … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ WELCOMES JOE JOHNSON, DERON WILLIAMS AT BROOKLYN NETS PEP RALLY AT BOROUGH HALL

      BP MARKOWITZ WELCOMES JOE JOHNSON, DERON WILLIAMS AT BROOKLYN NETS PEP RALLY AT BOROUGH HALL On Friday, July 13, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted a public celebration at Borough Hall Plaza to welcome Brooklyn's Backcourt Deron Williams and Joe Johnson and give fans an opportunity to visit The EXPERIENCE, the Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center interactive mobile unit. Attendees also included Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King, Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Avery Johnson, … [Read More...]

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    BP ADAMS PRESENTS HISTORIC BATTLE-SCARRED BROOKLYN FLAG TO LOCAL VETERANS MARCHING IN AMERICA’S PARADE

    Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presented a group of local veterans, including representatives of the United War Veterans Council, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Marine Corps League, and student veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, with a battle-scarred Brooklyn flag carried into the Persian Gulf War, as part of a ceremony honoring the veteran community. The group will march with this flag down Fifth Avenue … [Read More...]

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