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Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of hom … Full Article

NYPD deploying extra security around New York City after terrorist attacks in Paris

The NYPD is deploying extra security around New York City after terrorist attacks in Paris that have left as many as 120 dead. The department issued a statement Friday evening noting that the NYPD is "in close touch" with their French police counterparts, as well as the FBI. … Full Article

NYC Council considers bills banning tourist helicopters

In a City Council hearing lasting for hours on Thursday, Brooklyn and Manhattan officials and residents expressed anger and despair over incessant helicopter noise and pollution. … Full Article

Tis the season for toy drives

As Brooklyn residents were busy making Thanksgiving plans, two groups made up of car aficionados and horse lovers are thinking ahead to Christmas. … Full Article

Friday Nov. 13, Our World In Pictures

KATHMANDU — Cow Worshipped in Street: A boy walks his cow after offering it to devotees for worship during Tihar festival celebrations on Wednesday. Cows are considered sacred to Hindus and devotees offer money to the boy after they worship the cow. … Full Article
Just A Common Soldier

Brooklyn actor pays tribute on Veterans Day with "Just a Common Soldier"

The rain couldn't scare these veterans away as Brooklyn-born actor Tony Lo Bianco and the Times Square Advertising Coalition hosted an event in Times Square on Tuesday morning, in honor of Veterans Day, to pay tribute to the 21 million living veterans who served in the military. … Full Article

Stringer: Many in areas of Brooklyn and Queens lack health insurance

In some New York City neighborhoods, almost a quarter of residents lack health insurance. … Full Article

The true origin of the Pickleback

No cocktail raises more eyebrows and yields more skepticism than the pickleback. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 12, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Mother Mourns Veteran Son: Jiffy Helton Sarver places flowers at the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Wednesday in Canton. "This was his favorite time of day," said Sarver. … Full Article

Letitia James introduces legislation to protect NYC pedestrians

On Tuesday, Public Advocate Letitia James announced new legislation to protect pedestrians crossing at intersections in New York City. … Full Article

Here’s why fast-food workers are striking in 500 U.S. cities

Workers carrying banners reading "A living wage = quality care" and "On strike for work that sustains families" blocked traffic and rallied outside a McDonald’s in Downtown Brooklyn, Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. … Full Article

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