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Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

Pols push Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discount plan

In the wake of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority move to increase bridge and tunnel tolls and bus and subway fares, two Bay Ridge elected officials are renewing their call for Brooklyn residents to receive a discount on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum to redesign entry areas in connection with technology initiative

The Brooklyn-based design firm SITU Studio has been selected by the Brooklyn Museum to create a new environment in the entry Pavilion and Lobby to dramatically transform the museum's entry experience. … Full Article

MTA board approves fare hikes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a fare hike on Thursday which will raise the base fare by a quarter, to $2.75, and the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard to $116.50. … Full Article

Protesters demand city preserve Coney Island’s boardwalk

Residents from Coney Island and Brighton Beach turned out in force for a Jan. … Full Article

Lockdown at Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School cancelled after knife mix-up

Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as police followed up on a report of three black males armed with knives. The report turned out to be in error, a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article

1 dead, 1 critical after Brooklyn residential fire

Authorities say one person has died and another is critically injured following an early morning fire in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

LaGuardia rail link highlights Cuomo's transportation plan

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) has compiled a robust programming lineup that includes a discussion with an award-winning historian, a free screening of Diana Paragas’ and Nelson George’s 2011 documentary “Brooklyn Boheme” every Sunday in February, a conve … Full Article

Lawmakers look at how Airbnb affects NYC housing, economy

With home-as-hotel sites like Airbnb doing booming business, New York City lawmakers are scrutinizing how the trend affects the housing market and economy. … Full Article

Trouble at both ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Two different advocacy groups are fighting two separate developments in Brooklyn Bridge Park – one at the southern end at Pier 6, and one further north near Pier 1. … Full Article

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