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Century 21’s End is Bemoaned on the Brooklyn Block Where it Began in the Last Century

Richard Schilling fondly remembers heading to Century 21’s original Bay Ridge location after school with friends back when they attended nearby Poly Prep as teenagers four decades ago.   “That was basically our mall growing up,” said Schilling, 56, of Sunset Park.  The department store, founded in 1961, grew over the years — taking over other […]

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Red Fades in Brooklyn: Inside the Race for Borough’s Lone GOP Seat

Until last November, three Republicans represented Brooklyn neighborhoods near the Verrazano Bridge, uninterrupted for seven years. Then Democrats won dual victories: Max Rose upset Rep. Dan Donovan in the midterm elections, and Andrew Gounardes ousted Marty Golden, who had held onto his state Senate seat for 15 years. Only Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis survived the “blue […]