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New York City’s Fire Department turns 150 years old next year, and the anniversary will be celebrated with a yearlong series of special events, summer block parties, a commemorative book and other  … Full Article

NYC to party for FDNY’s 150th anniversary in 2015

New York City’s Fire Department turns 150 years old next year, and the anniversary will be celebrated with a yearlong series of special events, summer block parties, a commemorative book and other happenings, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced on Tuesday. … Full Article

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his. … Full Article

NYPD: Suspect questioned in Brooklyn Bridge assault on officers

The New York Police Department says a suspect is being questioned in connection with an assault on officers during a Brooklyn Bridge protest last weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn man tried to sneak gun past JFK security; hidden in PlayStation 2

A Brooklyn man was arrested at JFK on Wednesday after trying to sneak a disassembled .22 caliber semi-automatic onto a plane inside a PlayStation 2 video game console. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 18: Our World In Pictures

BRAZIL — Santa Claus Zip Lines Down Mountain: A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC Housing Authority missed out on $700 million

City-owned housing projects are crumbling, yet the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) missed out on almost $700 million in revenue and cost savings opportunities, according to an audit carried out by cit … Full Article

Horse carriage opponents use star power to push bill

Animal rights advocates have enlisted the help of celebrities in their efforts to get the City Council to pass a ban on the horse carriage industry. … Full Article

New York will move to prohibit fracking

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. … Full Article

In The Navy: Brooklyn woman serving on assault ship in Southeast Asia

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Shrese Davis, a native of Brooklyn, is seeing the world from aboard the amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Makin Island. Davis graduated from Pacific High School in 2004 and enlisted into the Navy the following year. … Full Article

FDNY on pace to have its busiest year in history

The Fire Department of New York is on pace to have its busiest year on record, according to city officials. … Full Article

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