Pols say Seventh Ave. evacuation is proof strict laws needed

A decision by the Department of Buildings (DOB) to order tenants of a Dyker Heights house to vacate the premises on Aug. 4 is proof that stricter laws are needed to prevent illegal home conversions in Brooklyn, according to local lawmakers. … Full Article

LICH: Everything you want to know (almost) about the deal to close Long Island College Hospital

In January 2013 Brooklynites were shocked to hear that the State University of New York (SUNY) was preparing to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Agency: Big chaos needs big fix at Flatbush, Atlantic and Fourth Avenues

One good turn deserves another. And so does one good median, and one good bike lane, and one good crosswalk. … Full Article

NYPD arms cops on the beat to combat rampaging shooters

At a time when the NYPD is encouraging beat cops to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens, it's also equipping them to do combat with rampaging shooters. … Full Article

Tall ship Eagle docks in NY to mark U.S. Coast Guard‘s Birthday

The only tall ship on active service in the U.S. military has docked in New York City to help the Coast Guard celebrate its birthday. … Full Article

Locals enjoy ‘Work from the Park Day’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and AT&T hosted a "Work from the Park Day” that leveraged free public Wi-Fi and charging stations in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 this past Friday. … Full Article

BP Adams: Make guns 'smart' for better control

Proclaiming that “the universe around guns has changed,” and that guns “need to evolve into safer tools for personal protection and recreation,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. … Full Article

Mayor signs bill to name streets after local heroes

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law legislation sponsored by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to co-name four street corners in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in memory of prominent local residents who made a mark on politics, business and civic life in the neighborhood. … Full Article

NYC's next top cop touts strategy to repair rift with public

The career cop picked to lead America's largest Police Department is embracing a throwback strategy to repair the deep rift that has opened between officers and the public. He wants patrol officers to get to know people on their beat on a first-name basis. … Full Article

NYCHA breaks ground on $41M FEMA recovery project in Coney Island

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye broke ground Wednesday on a $41 million reconstruction project at the Coney Island Sites 4/5 development, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). … Full Article


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