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NY Transit Museum exhibit to explore ‘Transit Etiquette or: How I Learned to Stop Spitting and Step Aside in 25 Languages’

Given the nature of urban mass transit — small spaces shared with perfect strangers and everyone in a rush — it is no surprise that transit agencies have, from their very beginnings, encouraged passengers to be safe, clean and well-behaved. … Full Article

Beloved Eagle photographer Don Evans Dies at age 96

Donald Evans died Thursday, March 3, at Cobble Hill Health Center, where he had been a patient for the past five years. He was a survivor of bladder cancer, but most recently suffered two bouts of pneumonia which weakened him. He was born May 14, 1919, in Portsmouth, Ohio. His father, H. … Full Article

A Winter's Tale in Brooklyn

No, we're not talking about the complicated Shakespeare play of that title. This Winter's Tale is about snow falling in March. … Full Article

State provides $3 million for improvements at Marlboro Houses

Tenants at the Marlboro Houses will be getting new stoves and refrigerators under a $3 million package of state funding obtained by two lawmakers whose districts intersect at the Gravesend apartment complex. … Full Article

NY transit cops can now communicate with police above ground

Until this year, police assigned to the nation's largest public transportation system couldn't communicate with officers on the street while patrolling underground subways — when they needed backup they used to toss their nightsticks hoping the clatter would be heard above, or ask motormen  … Full Article

Borough Hall hearing looks at Mitchell-Lama housing

Mitchell-Lama housing, a statewide program created in 1955, supported the construction of 105,000 units of affordable housing in New York City, 18,000 of which are located in Brooklyn. The program has been a boon to the city’s middle class residents, according to its supporters. … Full Article

NYC to study transportation, parking in booming north Williamsburg, Greenpoint

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray and Councilmember Stephen Levin announced on Tuesday that the city will begin a comprehensive study to look at traffic and transportation in rapidly-growing North Williamsburg and Greenpoint. … Full Article

Borough Board approves sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

Protesters were shushed by Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday night as the Brooklyn Borough Board voted to approve the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Brooklynites react to plan to put a cop on every subway line

There was yet another slashing in Brooklyn early Monday morning. The victim was slashed after he woke up a sleeping straphanger who happened to be an ex-convict who had previously been arrested for stabbing someone to death with an ice pick. … Full Article

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