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

Society of Old Brooklynites continues tradition of honoring the Battle of Brooklyn

A weeklong celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn kicked off in Fort Greene Park this past weekend as the Society of Old Brooklynites (SOBs) continued its annual tradition of re-dedicating the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs Monument on Saturday. … Full Article

Monday Aug. 24, Our World In Pictures

MINNEAPOLIS — Women Finish 60-Mile Walk: A group walked together under the finishing arch, officially completing the three-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for breast cancer awareness, on Raspberry Island on Sunday in St. Paul. … Full Article

Fire breaks out in Brooklyn Heights

There was a whole lot of smoke on Thursday morning at the corner of Joralemon St. and Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. What looked like an electrical fire broke out, and FDNY firefighters and ConEd workers quickly arrived on the scene to douse the flames. … Full Article

De Blasio: Regulations for Times Square characters under review

Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a multiagency task force to address what he calls the "growing problem" of panhandling topless women and costumed characters in Times Square and said that one option under consideration is removing the famed intersection's pedestrian plazas. … Full Article

Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Friday Aug. 21, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Women Make Army History: Fielding questions during a press conference on Thursday at Fort Benning are, from left, 2nd Lt. Erickson D. Krogh, 2nd Lt. Anthony Rombold, 2nd Lt. Michael V. Janowski, 1st Lt. Shaye L. Haver, Staff Sgt. Michael C. Calderon, Spec. … Full Article

Schumer proposes new law to virtually eliminate chance of drones crashing into planes

In light of several unauthorized drones spotted nearby New York area airports, U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Lentol heads site inspection of BQE exit

Assemblymember Joseph Lentol and a group of Williamsburg officials and civic leaders joined Brooklyn Transportation Commissioner Keith Bray on site inspections of North Brooklyn roadways that residents have said are dangerous. … Full Article

Schumer has extra ticket for Pope’s DC speech

When Pope Francis delivers his historic address before Congress next month, one lucky New Yorker will get to see the speech live, thanks to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. … Full Article

239th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn to be celebrated in borough this weekend

Old Stone House in Park Slope will celebrate America’s path to independence during the week-long commemoration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn — the largest battle of the Revolutionary War — beginning Saturday, Aug. 22 and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 30. … Full Article


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