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NYCEDC And Mayor’s Office of Recovery And Resiliency Announce Request For Proposals To Conduct Study Examining Flood Protection Strategies For Coney Island Creek

Coney Island Creek Presents Significant Flood Risk to Area Residents and Businesses, as Seen During Hurricane Sandy Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) Director Daniel Zarrilli today announced a request for proposals, issued by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), seeking a team of experts to conduct a detailed feasibility study of […]

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Queens Chronicle: Jeffries meets the press in Brooklyn

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NY Observer: Brooklyn Influentials – Hakeem Jeffries: The Rising Star

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BK News12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pushes to make Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument national monument

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BDE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix Coney Island shoreline

The Coney Island shoreline, which was battered by Hurricane Sandy nearly 18 months ago, is going to get a much-needed fix-up, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who announced on May 7 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move forward with critical repairs and emergency beach restoration. The […]

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Jeffries, Schumer, Gillibrand, Nadler Announce Army Corps Project To Protect Coney Island Shoreline Clears Important Hurdle

Brooklyn, NY – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congress members Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move forward with critical repairs and emergency beach restoration for the Coney Island shoreline.  This is a longstanding U.S. Army Corps […]

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NY Amsterdam News: Brooklyn DA proposes new marijuana rules

The day before the press conference, de Blasio said that he is pleased that NYPD officers are using more discretion when dealing with individuals possessing small amounts of marijuana. He added, “I haven’t seen the formal document. I haven’t seen the specifics. Again, I think the broad strokes here have been that many, many people—I’ve […]

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Queens Chronicle: Reps to meet with HUD over Sandy aid

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Canarsie Courier: Jeffries Hosts Special Forum For City’s Weeklies

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