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DIY Danger

Each year, tens of millions of homeowners take on home improvement projects themselves.  Many save money, with optimal pride-swelling results.  But an estimated one-in-five DIYers end up getting hurt in the process.  Know your limits. Trim trees safely: 30,509 are treated annually in emergency rooms for injuries related to chain saws, typically used for cutting […]

You’re invited to the United Community Centers Garden Party!

United Community Centers Garden Party Please join us for an evening in the garden. Meet our Board, staff, program participants, and neighbors. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, performances, music, and a raffle while the sun sets over East New York. Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM New Vision Garden Corner of Schenck and Livonia […]

Protect Your Family & Home — Call Before You Dig

Call 811 before starting a home improvement project that requires excavation. If you don’t, you could hit gas, electric, water, sewer, cable, or telephone lines, and endanger yourself and others. Call 2 to 10 days before starting – whether planting a tree, putting in a mailbox or working on larger projects. Utility companies will mark […]

Dead Malls: New York Has Most in Nation

The Golden Age of the American shopping mall is over and the shopping landscape has changed. Or has it? By Melinda Carstensen  | Bed Stuy Patch They’re a blight on America’s suburban landscape: hulking dead shopping malls, many with boarded windows, sagging rooftops and parking lots full of weeds.The American shopping mall saw its Golden […]