Announcement

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Due to the hurricane, the Board of Elections has changed some polling sites for tomorrow’s election. In Kings County alone, 104 sites have changed. Check out this PDF of the most recent list of sites and go vote tomorrow! You can also double check your polling location by calling the Voter Phone Bank at 1-866-VOTE-NYC, emailing your complete home address to vote@boe.nyc.ny.us with your borough listed in the subject line, or by visiting this link. Update: there will be more changes to the polling sites still to come. Keep track at the Board of Elections website. And according to Bloomberg, shuttle transportation on Election Day is being arranged for residents of Coney Island, Far Rockaway and Staten Island.

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Today from 1 to 3pm, donations of food, baby supplies, flashlights, cleaning supplies, etc., will be accepted at the corner of Fort Greene Park at Dekalb and Washington Park. Donations will go to those in need in the Far Rockaways and Sunset Park. Volunteers are also needed for this afternoon. If you have any questions or want to help, contact Ruth Ballenzweig at ruth.ballenzweig@gmail.com.

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EcoStation:NY is holding a benefit Friday, Aug. 10 from 7 to midnight to raise $5,000 for its youth empowerment initiatives. The event will “celebrate local food and drink, music, art and agriculture.” Activities include a beekeeping and farm-in-the-sky tour, a night-time organic produce market, an art show with photography by Katarzyna Gawin, farm-inspired hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a jam band and special guest Angel Vera of community group Make the Road. The party takes place at Brooklyn Fire Proof East at 119 Ingraham Street in Bushwick. $10 suggested donation.

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Today marks the end of an era. Gabby Warshawer, who has blogged for Brownstoner for almost five years, is moving on to pursue other opportunities. She will be greatly missed, and she has told us she will miss Brownstoner too. If you’d like to keep up with her, she can be found on Twitter.

In the meantime, we’re beginning a search for a new managing editor. Interested parties should send a short bio and explanation of interest to brownstoner@brownstoner.com. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of metro and/or real estate reporting experience and have a passion for Brooklyn and its neighborhoods and history.

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Folks, we’re experiencing some problems with out RSS feed this morning, but hopefully our tech team will have it fixed soon. Update, 10 a.m.: The feed issue has been fixed by our tech team.

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Brownstoner is seeking an intern. If you have a passion for all things Brooklyn and own a digital camera, we would like to hear from you. Journalism grad school students are especially welcome, though that is not a prerequisite. The position is unpaid but the hours will not be onerous. Please email gabby [AT] brownstoner.com if you’re interested in applying.