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City Considers Plan To Revive Brooklyn Trolleys July 2016

Trolley cars may be riding through Brooklyn once again. Officials with the Department of Transportation say they hope to meet local groups and businesses to discuss the idea of reviving streetcar service between Red Hook and Downtown Brooklyn. Last summer, Mayor Bloomberg backed the prospect of using the city’s old trolley tracks to create new Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Brooklyn Bridge Out July 2016

Drivers from Brooklyn to Manhattan are now experiencing what is just the beginning of four years of increased traffic. All three Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed every night until 2014 in a federally funded $500-million project to repair, rehabilitate and repaint the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge. Manhattan-bound lanes will be Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Most City Restaurants Achieve A Or B Grades July 2016

Some 250 restaurants have now completed New York City's new two-step process for sanitary inspections, and a tally shows that about four out of five of these establishments have earned A or B grades. Nearly half – 48 percent – earned A's for their sanitary conditions and food safety practices. Another 31 percent received B's. Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Private Initiative Replaces Eliminated M T A Bus Route July 2016

The eliminated B23 bus route was replaced with commuter vans, beginning on September 20th, providing the needed transportation to the travelers between Flatbush, Boro Park and Kensington. The B23 was eliminated as part of the MTA’s attempt to close a nearly $800 million budget deficit. This bus line served an estimated 1580 weekday commuters until Read More »

Ancient Jewish Medicine: A Healthy Diet July 2016

If refined and processed foods existed in Rambam’s day, there is little doubt he would have warned against their consumption. Natural and live foods contain important components that are needed to help break down their naturally occurring calories, whereas the calories in refined and processed foods that lack these components cannot be efficiently processed by Read More »

By Rabbi Moshe Rafael
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