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Chief of public transit systems in NYC, Boston, London dies

Robert Kiley, who is credited with revitalizing and modernizing public transportation networks in New York, Boston and London, has died. He was 80. … Full Article

Amtrak settlements silencing crash victims

Amtrak has started settling lawsuits with victims of last year's deadly derailment in Philadelphia, and lawyers involved in the process say a strict confidentiality provision prevents them and their clients from talking about how they're doing or how much money they've received. … Full Article

Watchdog Group: Prospect Park among 5 most crime-ridden parks in NYC

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is listed among the top five New York City parks with the most overall crime between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, according to the New York Post. … Full Article

Friendship Day celebrates Brooklyn’s ethnic diversity

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams marched arm-in-arm with Muslim-American veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as scores of New Yorkers from more than 80 countries who bore the flags of 195 nations. … Full Article

NYC officials seek ways to expand Brooklyn Bridge's walkway

Transportation officials in New York City say they're exploring options to expand the Brooklyn Bridge's walkway to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. … Full Article

Pols say Seventh Ave. evacuation is proof strict laws needed

A decision by the Department of Buildings (DOB) to order tenants of a Dyker Heights house to vacate the premises on Aug. 4 is proof that stricter laws are needed to prevent illegal home conversions in Brooklyn, according to local lawmakers. … Full Article

LICH: Everything you want to know (almost) about the deal to close Long Island College Hospital

In January 2013 Brooklynites were shocked to hear that the State University of New York (SUNY) was preparing to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Agency: Big chaos needs big fix at Flatbush, Atlantic and Fourth Avenues

One good turn deserves another. And so does one good median, and one good bike lane, and one good crosswalk. … Full Article

NYPD arms cops on the beat to combat rampaging shooters

At a time when the NYPD is encouraging beat cops to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens, it's also equipping them to do combat with rampaging shooters. … Full Article

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