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On Saturday, May 23, the Brooklyn-based Commodore Barry Club visited the USS Barry, a naval destroyer at its homeport, the Sullivan Piers, Stapleton, Staten Island. … 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

No rating improvement for New York City jail health provider

Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press. … Full Article

No NYPD uniform, but big role for plainclothes cops

They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. … Full Article

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Hundreds of men, women and children, including fashion designer Donna Karan, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. … Full Article

Gateway Pre-K director wins state recognition

A Bay Ridge church leader who also directs a pre-kindergarten program had to take time out of her busy schedule to accept an award in Albany. … Full Article

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