Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the may … Full Article

Thursday Sept. 17, Our World In Pictures

INDONESIA — Haze Becomes Prominent: Students prepare to disembark from a boat as they go to school, while haze from wildfires blanket the Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Strand workshop coming up Monday

Community Board 2 and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand proposal this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues. … Full Article

Sunset Park woman gives birth on her stoop

Rebecca Giordano gave birth to a “step” son on Sept. 9. Little Isaiah Jones, the second child of Rebecca and her husband Chris Jones, was born on the stoop in front of the couple’s Sunset Park house – on the third step to be exact. … Full Article

Role-playing helps NYC police interact with the mentally ill

A woman called Emily, tears streaming down her face, stood on a ledge threatening to jump. For 15 minutes, a police sergeant used the common thread that connects them — they're both mothers — to gradually talk her out of killing herself. … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 15, Our World in Pictures

INDIA — Man Washes Away Sins: A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man (at left), jumps in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik on Sunday. … Full Article

New board voted in at Cobble Hill Association after leadership brouhaha

Following the resignation of long-time leader Roy Sloane after two dozen members threatened to depose him, last Thursday a large crowd gathered in Cobble Hill to vote on a new line up of officers for the Cobble Hill Association's (CHA) executive board. … Full Article

9/11 remembrances remain poignant 14 years later

Anniversaries of all types, including public days of mourning, tend to be most fervently acknowledged in five-year or 10-year increments — intervals of time sufficient to assess the progress achieved and changes accomplished since the precipitating occasion. … Full Article

NYC subway extension opens in Manhattan's West Side

New York City's first new subway station in a quarter-century opened Sunday, linking Times Square to a booming neighborhood on Manhattan's far West Side at 34th Street. … Full Article

NYC taxis get their own ‘e-hail’ app

New York City’s yellow and green taxis are stepping into the e-hailing tug-of-war, hoping to compete with companies like Uber and Gett, which have been eating into the traditional taxi business. … Full Article

NYCHA moves to lease land at Wyckoff Gardens housing project in Brooklyn to a developer

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NextGen Neighborhoods plan to dig the city’s public housing projects out of a $2.5 billion hole, NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority) Chair Shola Olatoye said on Thursday that the city hopes to lease what it calls underutilized land at the Wyckoff Gardens housing develo … Full Article


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