President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 1, Our World In Pictures

SINGAPORE — Citizens Rally Behind Candidates: Opposition Workers' Party supporters cheer on their candidates at a nomination center on Tuesday. The city-state will hold a general election on Sept. … Full Article

Teens conduct litter sweep of Bensonhurst streets

More than 100 Bensonhurst teenagers are spending the last weeks of summer vacation before school re-opens sprucing up the sidewalks of their neighborhood and encouraging their fellow residents to do the same. … Full Article

Second phase begins for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Drivers will have to pay extra attention on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has entered its next phase. … Full Article

Battle of Brooklyn celebration closes with Green-Wood ceremony

A week-long celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn came to a close on Sunday with crowds of people on hand at the Green-Wood Cemetery to watch a reenactment before they paraded to the top of Battle Hill for a memorial ceremony. … Full Article

City Tech students ready to compete in solar home decathlon

Students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) held a send-off party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday for a solar home they built, which will be shipped to California and entered into the 2015 Solar Decathlon International Competition in October. … Full Article

Monday Aug. 31, Our World In Pictures

MISSISSIPPI — Katrina Victims Remembered: Volunteers walk past a lit wreath made in the symbol of Hurricane Katrina on the beach at Pass Christian, as residents and public officials join in the 10th anniversary commemoration of those who died during Hurricane Katrina  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 public comment deadline is Monday

The deadline for the public to comment to the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on the proposed Pier 6 development in Brooklyn Bridge Park is Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. … Full Article

Slain security guard remembered as 'incredible human being'

A security guard who was killed on the job at a federal government office building on Aug. … Full Article

Friday Aug. 28, Our World In Pictures

NEW ORLEANS — Remembering Hurricane Katrina: In this Aug. 30, 2005 photo, a woman carries bottled water as she walks in oil-coated floodwaters. For photographer Bill Haber, Katrina wasn't just a story — it was personal. … Full Article

Battle of Brooklyn heroes may be one step closer to getting new memorial

The Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn is in the late August air. History lovers are going to ceremonies and reenactments all over the borough just as Gov. … Full Article


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