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Brooklyn’s Celtic Knot: The origins of Kings County’s three Saint Patrick’s Day parades

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Mar. 11, 2024 By Meaghan McGoldrick O'Neil As the emerald month of March begins, Brooklyn’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations — a trio of parades across the borough — are gearing up for kickoff. Each line of march pays tribute to Brooklyn’s rich Irish heritage in its own way, but all share a similar sense of Celtic (and community) pride. Parade-goers can expect a little of the same at each march — from green-clad marchers to hardworking honorees, bagpipers and more — though, each parade has its own distinct flair. All of them orchestrated with care by locals, each of…
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City completes Gerritsen Beach infrastructure upgrade

May. 4, 2023 By Isabel Song Beer

A massive multi-million dollar construction project to modernize the streets of Gerritsen Beach has wrapped up nine months earlier than expected — finally upgrading the sewage system and helping the low-lying waterfront community deal with perpetual flooding.