Downtown Brooklyn was the scene of numerous staged fires, explosions and gas leaks on Thursday as the New York City Fire Department hosted its 15th annual FDNY EMS Competition and health fair, whic … Full Article

A roof grows in Brooklyn: Barclays Center to get grassy lid

A roof grows in Brooklyn. One of the nation's biggest green roofs on a sports arena is taking shape atop Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where cranes are hoisting tons of steel beams and decking that will provide the base for an urban prairie in the sky. … Full Article

NYC tenants to march across Brooklyn Bridge in support of rent control renewal

Large numbers of tenants in New York City are planning to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to show their support for the laws governing the city's longstanding rent control rules. … Full Article

Golden hosts informational fair for senior citizens

Senior citizens will be able to get answers to questions on everything from housing issues to Metrocard discounts at a special fair taking place in Bay Ridge on Thursday. … Full Article

Medgar Evers College dean from Brooklyn among those dead in Amtrak derailment

Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, believed in education — for himself as well as others. … Full Article

Greenfield funds cleanup of Borough Park

A non-profit organization that gives jobs to homeless people to help get them back on their feet is teaming up with a Brooklyn councilmember to tidy up commercial streets in his district. … Full Article

Tuesday May 12, Our World In Pictures

CALIFORNIA — Kanye West Performs: Kanye West performs at Wango Tango 2015 at StubHub Center on Saturday in Carson. … Full Article

De Blasio to deploy ‘SWAT Teams’ to repair NYC’s squalid homeless shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that the city will deploy “SWAT Teams” to correct hundreds of building, fire and other code violations at homeless shelters. He made the announcement at the Corona Family Residence in Queens. … Full Article

Schumer announces $2M for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday announced that after his push, the U.S. … Full Article

Russians in Brooklyn celebrate 70th anniversary of WWII victory

Russians in Brooklyn, joined by U.S. WWII veterans, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany this past weekend with a memorial in Downtown Brooklyn and a parade in Brighton Beach. … Full Article

Corruption cases target NYC real estate money, state leaders

Albany's latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend. … Full Article


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