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An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across sur … Full Article

NYC remembers MLK at time of focus on race relations

The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered across New York City on Monday, the annual commemorations taking on added meaning at a time of increased focus on race relations in the nation's largest city. … Full Article

Colton to Boehner: Slain cops deserve gold medals

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who proposed that slain NYPD Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu be posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal shortly after the two men were shot to death last month, is pressing ahead with his idea. … Full Article

Poll: New Yorkers don't approve of back turning by cops

A new poll shows New Yorkers didn't approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals for two officers shot in their patrol car. … Full Article

Gowanus design firm sponsors international planning competition

Gowanus by Design, a community-based urban design advocacy group, is presenting its third international design and planning competition, “Axis Civitas.” … Full Article

More than 50 ‘Vision Zero’ projects completed to make NYC safer

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Wednesday announced the completion of more than 50 major street and intersection redesign projects in the first year of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. … Full Article

IDNYC rolls out with few snags

As the IDNYC program rolled out, enrollment centers report long lines, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs received about 750 applications by about 5 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan to use an appointment-based system to handle the overwhelming demand for the identific … Full Article

Arab-Americans seek status change for next U.S. Census

The Arab-American Association of New York is urging residents to support a proposal to change the form Americans will fill out for the 2020 U.S. Census to allow those of Middle Eastern heritage to be designated as such by checking a box on the form. … Full Article

Brooklyn stormwater management plan could reduce combined sewer overflows

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday announced the release of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Stormwater Management Plan, which could prevent half a billion gallons of stormwater from entering the borough’s combined sewer system. … Full Article

NY Rising to present disaster recovery plan

Representatives of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, a project established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address ways to prepare for future Sandy-type natural disasters, will present a preparation and recovery plan in Bensonhurst on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council cancels luncheon

A time-honored Bay Ridge tradition is biting the dust. The Bay Ridge Community Council has decided not to hold its Presidents’ Luncheon, an event that has attracted mayors, borough presidents, city commissioners and other top officials over the years. … Full Article

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