How many cab rides have you had in New York City during which a woman is behind the wheel? … Full Article

DHS head Johnson asks Brooklyn groups for help fighting home-grown terrorism

Saying that the global terrorist threat has evolved to become more decentralized and complex, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met with community and religious leaders in Brooklyn on Thursday to ask for their help in preventing extremist violence from taking root here in our borough. … Full Article

George Broadhead named president of Society of Old Brooklynites

Brooklyn native George R. Broadhead has been elected as the 49th president of the Society of Old Brooklynites (SOB) at the SOB’s annual meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. A retired executive for Newhouse newspaper chain, Broadhead is a lifetime SOB member. … Full Article

Friday May 8, Our World In Pictures

BEVERLY HILLS —Dancers Perform at Gala: Los Angeles Ballet Dancers perform at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday in Beverly Hills. … Full Article

Thursday May 7, Our World In Pictures

KANSAS — Great Plains Under Tornado Watch: A tornado passes near Halstead on Wednesday. A swath of the Great Plains is under a tornado watch, including parts of North Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. … Full Article

Attorney: Tickets, no charges, in Fort Greene Snowden statue episode

A lawyer for the mystery artists who affixed a bust of Edward Snowden to Fort Greene Park’s war monument says they've been ticketed but not criminally charged. … Full Article

NYC to waive $30M public housing payment

Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to announce that New York City will waive an annual $30 million payment it is owed from the city's public housing authority, and the move is shedding light on the precarious future of the aging development that is home to more people than the city of New Orleans. … Full Article

Stringer audit shows express buses habitually late

If you ride the X27 or X28 express buses from Brooklyn to Manhattan and feel like you wait a long time for your bus to arrive, City Comptroller Scott Stringer says you’re right. … Full Article

Tuesday May 5, Our World In Pictures

THE BRONX — President Obama Meets with Students: Students pose with President Barack Obama at the launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance at Lehman College on Monday. … Full Article

Slain Brooklyn officers to be honored at NY memorial

ALBANY— Eight officers who died last year from line-of-duty injuries have been honored at the New York Police Memorial, along with 14 who died from illnesses related to recovery work at the World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists in 2001. … Full Article

Bensonhurst pols demand city halt trash plant construction

Two Bensonhurst lawmakers charged that the construction site of a new waterfront trash plant is rife with violations and demanded that the city halt the work immediately. … Full Article


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