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Americans riding public transit in record numbers

New York City
LOS ANGELES— Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. … Full Article

Actor Liam Neeson chides de Blasio for horse stable no-show

 Actor Liam Neeson says he's disappointed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't show up at a horse stable over the weekend to see for himself that the animals are well cared for. The "Non-Stop" actor says de Blasio "should have manned up and come." … Full Article

Local groups get grants from Greenpoint oil spill settlement

Greenpoint
A church, a well-known conservation group, a boat club, a middle school and a community garden are among the 18 entities that have been chosen to receive the first environment-related grant awards from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents say R train vibrations shaking things up

Bay Ridge
The Rev. Msgr. John Maloney doesn’t live near the R subway line, but he can tell you when the train is coming. … Full Article

Pols want de Blasio to make North Brooklyn a top Vision Zero priority

Williamsburg
The death of a 21-year-old woman who was hit by a city bus in Williamsburg is spurring calls for the de Blasio Administration to install safety measures on the streets of that neighborhood as well as other North Brooklyn communities. … Full Article

Felder helps residents re-claim funds being held by state

Midwood
Residents were able to get their hands on money they didn’t even know as theirs, thanks to state Sen. Simcha Felder, who worked with members of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s staff to hold a “Claim Your Unclaimed Funds” event at his district office. … Full Article

VIDEO: Inside the Williamsburg Domino Sugar project's affordable housing plan

Williamsburg
The City Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning changes Two Trees Management needs to develop the Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Williamsburg waterfront. … Full Article

Domino project can be a 'template' for handling the city's affordable housing needs, Planning Commissioner says

Two Trees' victory for its Domino project came after a last-minute push by Mayor de Blasio to increase the amount of affordable housing in it. … Full Article

MTA gives progress report on Montague Street tunnel repairs

Bay Ridge
Take heart, R train riders! The Montague Street Tunnel repair project is moving along on schedule and the tube will likely reopen in October – 14 months after it was closed. … Full Article

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