Bratton, NYPD's champion of "broken windows" policing, retires

William Bratton, the police commissioner who led departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York and saw his crime fighting strategies copied across the nation, will end his unparalleled law enforcement career with a ceremonial send-off  … Full Article

Bizarre discovery in Newtown Creek: 216 plastic bags of black goo

John Lipscomb has come across a lot of unusual sights over the years during his routine patrols of New York’s waterways as Riverkeeper patrol boat captain, but what he saw in Newtown Creek this past Wednesday was one of the more extraordinary findings. … Full Article

Life jackets placed at Brooklyn waterfront reflect refugee crisis

Advocates have placed hundreds of life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis. … Full Article

DOT’s Trottenberg calls for NYC to ‘think big’ about transportation

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the city has to “think bigger” about mass transit. She made the remark during her keynote address on Thursday at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmakers event. … Full Article

Green-Wood Historic Fund honors legendary author-documentarian Geoffrey Ward

It’s rare that the legacy of a great man coincides comfortably with that of a very bad one, but that is just what happened at Green-Wood Cemetery on Wednesday night, when the Green-Wood Historic Fund bestowed an award named for one of New York’s greatest men onto the great-grandson of one o … Full Article

Swiss designer speaks to Brookynites for cross-country project interviewing American voters

This month through December, Swiss designer Ludovic Balland and a team of three others are road tripping across 20 different cities in the U.S., interviewing people in the period immediately before and after the U.S. presidential election. … Full Article

Wednesday Sept. 14, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brooklyn Rep. Talks NASA: U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), was recently presented with a U.S. flag, a New York state flag and an Administrator’s coin by NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman (left). … Full Article

Brooklyn-to-Governors Island ferry service may not a-pier immediately

There will be ferry good news for Brooklyn-to-Manhattan trans-river commuters next year, but service to Governors Island on the same timetable is no shore thing. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn rolls out new eco-friendly garbage cans

Everyone loves to complain about trash in the streets, but Downtown Brooklyn is expected to see less of it after an expansion of the smart waste and recycling system in the area. … Full Article

Golden leads 9/11 tribute on 69th Street pier

The passage of time has not pushed away the painful memories of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who led a touching tribute to the victims and first responders in Bay Ridge Sunday night. … Full Article


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