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After San Bernardino, NYC officials push city to divest from gun makers

Following last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which killed 14 and wounded 21 people, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James have both called for further divestment of city pension funds from companies manufacturing assault weapons. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s North Border Dump Site: Newtown Creek patrolled by riverkeeper

“The wind blew and the sh*t flew,” were the first words the Brooklyn Eagle heard on a recent morning before climbing aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat to explore one of Brooklyn’s lesser known waterways. … Full Article

FDNY investigating Bensonhurst blaze

Fire Department officials are investigating to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building in Bensonhurst on Sunday morning, sending flames and smoke shooting into the air and disrupting local subway service. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 7, Our World In Pictures

MAINE — Santa Goes Skiing: Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa take a run en masse at the Sunday River ski resort on Sunday in Newry. Skiers with full Santa outfits got free lift tickets for donating $15 to the Sunday River Community Fund. … Full Article

Lawsuit over Pierhouse height filed against Brooklyn Bridge Park, city, Toll Brothers

On Thursday, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) filed a joint lawsuit over the height of a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Cuomo signs EMS anti-assault bill into law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation to put more teeth into existing laws protecting emergency medical technicians and other first responders from being assaulted on the job. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 3, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — City’s Holiday Spirit Kicks In: People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during a ceremony on Wednesday. The Norway spruce tree stands at about 78 feet tall and is lit with more than 40,000 multi-colored LED lights. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 2, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Art Installation Host to Birds: A seagull stands on the artwork "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow" by Argentinian artist Pedro Marzorati installed in a pond at the Montsouris Park during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, on Wednesday. … Full Article

Crime reporter from Brooklyn breaks big story

Who was this kid from Brooklyn, now in his fifties, being interviewed nationally on Dateline NBC about Johnny Hincapie? … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 1, Our World In Pictures

MISSOURI — Students Demand Rights: Rev. … Full Article

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