With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and S … Full Article

Brooklyn man campaigns to house Muslim refugees in Trump Tower

A Brooklyn man wants to help house Muslim refugees by sheltering them in — of all places — Trump Tower. Social entrepreneur Jonah Bliss has started an Indigogo campaign to raise the roughly $60,000 it will cost to do this. … Full Article

Expert tells how to keep water pipes from freezing

The snowstorm that hit New York City last week also brought sub-freezing temperatures to the region and added to homeowners’ worries over the possibility of water pipes freezing or even rupturing. … Full Article

Brooklyn native provides health care at sea with U.S. Navy

A 2001 Central High School in U.S. Virgin Islands graduate and Brooklyn native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard U.S. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Cares invites residents to pancake breakfast

Bay Ridge, for many of the residents who live there, is like a small town. And to demonstrate that the community has a Middle-America feel, a local charity group is organizing a pancake breakfast for the entire neighborhood. … Full Article

Howe’s Brooklyn: Heights squash community praises, mourns loss of Fred Weymuller

Brooklyn Heights lost two iconic figures recently. Both were out of the public eye for a while, due to failing health, but each set a high bar for great accomplishments in their respective heydays. … Full Article

Feb. 8, Our World In Photos

CALIFORNIA — States Challenge Executive Order: Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday. … Full Article

Feb. 7, Our World In Photos

NEW YORK — Family Celebrates: Sarah Assali, 19, left, who just arrived from Syria, is embraced by her brother Tawfik Assali, 21, upon her and other family members' arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday. Attorneys said Dr. … Full Article

New national phone scam targets unsuspecting individuals

At Thursday’s meeting of Bay Ridge’s Colonial Club, former Police Officer Peter Killen addressed a new epidemic that’s spreading across the country. … Full Article


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