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Some of the walls and fences surrounding Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park will be coming down and the edges of the parks beautified under a Parks Department initiative to make parks more open and … Full Article

Order to remove homeless from NY streets faces challenges

As bitter winter weather arrived in the Northeast, New York's governor issued an executive order requiring the homeless to be forcibly removed from the streets in freezing temperatures, an unprecedented government intervention that faced immediate legal questions and backlash. … Full Article

Crime declines in NY amid major police policy changes

New York's mayor and police commissioner said that crime statistics released Monday prove it is possible to usher in a less aggressive style of policing and lower crime at the same time. … Full Article

Bay Ridge stepping up efforts to help homeless

The problem of homelessness in New York City hit home for the Community Board 10 district manager in December, when she learned that a mother and child were sleeping in a bank ATM vestibule on Fifth Avenue across the street from the board’s Bay Ridge office. … Full Article

NYC commuters get new tax break

Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Monday Jan. 4, Our World In Pictures

CONEY ISLAND — Neighborhood Hosts Celebration: The Parachute Jump is lit up on Thursday for a New Year’s Eve celebration hosted by ONE Brooklyn and other local officials. … Full Article

N train station repairs begin Jan 18.

An ambitious project to renovate several stations along the N subway line in Southwest Brooklyn will enter a crucial new phase on Jan. 18, as repairs begin in earnest. The project will mean more than a year of detours for thousands of subway riders. … Full Article

NYC Christmas tree recycling program begins Monday

New York City is beginning its annual Christmas trees recycling program on Monday. The Department of Sanitation's "Tree-cycling" initiative runs through Jan. 15. … Full Article

Rooftop bar at Hotel Bossert coming soon?

The return of a lounge to the rooftop terrace of the storied Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights is inching ahead with a liquor license review before a Community Board 2 committee scheduled for Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. __________ … Full Article

Greenfield wants F train to run express

F should stand for fast, at least when it comes to subway service, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who is calling on the new president of New York City Transit, Veronique Hakim, to help bring express service to the Brooklyn end of the F train line. … Full Article

More than a thousand cops graduate from NYPD police academy

Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio officiated over the graduation of 1,123 new police officers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The mayor promised the sea of uniformed officers the full support of the city. … Full Article

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