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Abbate says state may have to step in to stop home conversions

New York State may have to step in to stop the so-called illegal home conversions that are taking place at an epidemic rate in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to Assembly member Peter Abbate, who told residents at a political forum that legislation could be the next step. … Full Article

DOT, NYPD, TLC, elected officials announce 25 days to 25 mph campaign

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD Transportation Chief Thomas Chan and Taxi & Limousine Commissioner (TLC) Meera Joshi on Wednesday announced the city's 25 Days to 25 mph campaign in advance of the new default speed limit lowering  … Full Article

Wednesday Oct. 15: Our World In Pictures

PHILIPPINES — Filipino Protesters Demand Washington Hand Over Marine Accused in Killing:  Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) display their messages during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand … Full Article

PHOTO: Eric Adams welcomes Brooklyn Bolts at Borough Hall

In anticipation of the first professional football game played in Brooklyn since 1944, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilmember Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura welcomed the Brooklyn Bolts in a special ceremony at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born ice cream icon Jerry Greenfield to speak at St. Francis College

Brooklyn-born Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. will be the 2014 Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series speaker at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., on Monday, Oct. 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 12:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Press celebrates 75th anniversary

The Brooklyn Heights Press is kicking off its notable 75th anniversary year with an event to celebrate the history of the Brooklyn Heights area. The party will include a multi-media presentation that will examine how this historic neighborhood has changed over time. … Full Article

Tuesday Oct. 14: Our World In Pictures

MEXICO — Charros Show Off Roping Skills: In this Aug. 31 photo, charro Leonardo Flores, stands on his horse Canelito while showing off his roping skills; a move called, "florear sobre el caballo," during a practice session at a corral in southern Mexico City. … Full Article

NYC is failing to control rat population, Stringer says

New York is losing the rat race. Citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday. … Full Article

Applause for NYPD, FDNY after routine response in Bensonhurst

It was a call so minor that the city has just the barest record of it in its data bases. But spectators were impressed with the professionalism shown by police and fire rescue units, which went beyond the call of duty during the course of their workday. … Full Article

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