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Is the Buildings Department getting its act together?

In terms of public esteem, New York City’s building inspectors are a far cry from, say, the firefighters. Their employer, the Department of Buildings (DOB), has been synonymous with sluggishness. … Full Article

MILESTONES: January 18, birthdays for Dave Bautista, Karan Brar, Ashleigh Murray

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 18th day of the year. … Full Article

De Blasio promotes affordable housing plan at Cypress Hills senior residences

New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. … Full Article

Wednesday, January 17: Our World In Pictures

FRANCE — People Celebrate Prime Minister’s Decision: An activist of the Zone to Defend (ZAD) movement sprays champagne while celebrating with others after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the government's official decision to abandon the airport … Full Article

Transit Wireless: Straphangers made more than 280 million subway calls in 2017

Subway riders hate having to wait a long time for their trains on their way to work in the morning, but there’s at least one part of the transit system that they love. … Full Article

MILESTONES: January 17, birthdays for Michelle Obama, Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 17th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today January 17: Brooklyn Has Second Most UFO Sightings After Manhattan

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 36°, Night 24°, Rain/Snow then Slight Chance Snow … Full Article

Make Your Voice Heard: MTA, DOT to host 4 public forums on L-Train shutdown

An estimated 225,000 people will have their lives dramatically altered come April 2019 when the L train is shut down for 15 months. The reason for the closure is clear: Repairs need to be made to the Canarsie Tunnel, which was damaged in Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Tuesday, January 16: Our World In Pictures

GERMANY — Horses Play: Three Icelandic horses put their heads together in their paddock in Wehrheim on Tuesday. … Full Article

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