Brooklyn officials back bill removing guns from people likely to hurt self or others

Two Brooklyn officials are sponsoring a bill that would take guns away from people found by a court to be likely to seriously harm themselves or others. … Full Article

Thursday, January 18: Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Snow and Wind Hit South: A couple walks their dog through a snow covered Piedmont Park as the sun rises in Atlanta on Wednesday. The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part arctic mess. … Full Article

Narrows Senior Citizens Center in Dyker Heights facing eviction

The multimillion-dollar sale of the Angel Guardian Home property in Dyker Heights is causing major ramifications throughout the neighborhood and part of the fallout involves the impending closure of a senior citizens center that has been operating on the property for several years.  … Full Article

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty hosts MLK Day of Service

Former City Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who is the newly installed CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, reached back into his political roots when he organized a celebration of the national holiday birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article

Is the Buildings Department getting its act together?

In terms of public esteem, New York City’s building inspectors are a far cry from, say, the firefighters. Their employer, the Department of Buildings (DOB), has been synonymous with sluggishness. … Full Article

MILESTONES: January 18, birthdays for Dave Bautista, Karan Brar, Ashleigh Murray

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 18th day of the year. … Full Article

De Blasio promotes affordable housing plan at Cypress Hills senior residences

New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. … Full Article

Wednesday, January 17: Our World In Pictures

FRANCE — People Celebrate Prime Minister’s Decision: An activist of the Zone to Defend (ZAD) movement sprays champagne while celebrating with others after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the government's official decision to abandon the airport … Full Article

Transit Wireless: Straphangers made more than 280 million subway calls in 2017

Subway riders hate having to wait a long time for their trains on their way to work in the morning, but there’s at least one part of the transit system that they love. … Full Article


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