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    Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Sandy

    from President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Carlo A. Scissura "It was a year ago that Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn's coastline, leaving in its wake a path of unprecedented death and destruction. My staff and I walked through flooded streets across the borough and spoke with scores of business owners who had lost everything. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in helping those business owners fill out loan and grant applications as well as navigate the … [Read More...]

    Ralph McDaniels Wants to Hear From Young People

    http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/04/12/ralph-mcdaniels-wants-to-hear-from-young-people.html … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ PROPOSES EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO EAST RIVER FERRY SERVICE IN BROOKLYN

    Calls for MetroCard integration and reduced fares; ferry stops at Navy Yard, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Floyd Bennett Field, Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie “In just a year and a half, the wildly popular East River Ferry—expertly navigated during the pilot program by the BillyBey Ferry Company—has become an indispensible option for commuting Brooklynites and sightseers, proving the viability of ferry service as a way for New Yorkers to get to and from work, and as an attraction … [Read More...]

    Brooklyn Chamber to Recognize the Borough’s Best Projects at BBA

    Brooklyn Chamber to Recognize the Borough's Best Projects at Building Brooklyn Awards What: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will honor recently completed construction and renovation projects that improve the borough's diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in various categories have been selected to receive awards in this year's ceremony. The Chamber will also honor Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning, and Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry … [Read More...]

    THE GIVER

    THE GIVER- THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ON WORLD PEACE,  TODAY AND THE  FUTURE.  DON'T MISS IT.  The Giver.  As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide.  How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is;  How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are? The result … [Read More...]

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