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Six community groups and co-op boards in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn have formed a consortium to fight off a plan to build a 49-story luxury-apartment tower with affordable units in Down … Full Article

DOT to warn truckers of low clearance on 86 Street

In the wake of numerous traffic tie-ups on 86th Street in Bensonhurst caused by trucks getting stuck under the elevated tracks of the D subway line, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to install additional signs to warn truckers of the low clearance under the el. … Full Article

Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. … Full Article

Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption'

A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics. … Full Article

Tuesday Feb. 9, Our World In Pictures

CHINATOWN — New Year Begins: A lion dancer from the Tai Pun Residents Association accepts an offering in a red envelope during a Lunar New Year celebration in the Manhattan neighborhood on Monday. … Full Article

Too high? Brooklyn Judge mulling Pierhouse penthouse arguments

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) were in state Supreme Court again on T … Full Article

Bay Ridge icon Larry Morrish dies

Larry Morrish, a beloved Bay Ridge civic leader whose work in the community stretched back more than 40 years, encompassing everything from organizing parades to promoting brotherhood among different religious groups, died at NYU Lutheran Medical Center during the early morning hours of Feb … Full Article

Monday Feb. 8, Our World In Pictures

BEIJING — Dancers Perform on Holiday: Performers participate in a lion dance at Ditan Park to mark the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year on Monday. Millions began celebrating the holiday, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran rides aboard de Blasio’s streetcar plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bold plan to create a streetcar service to run between Sunset Park and Queens, which has already won the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and transportation advocates, has now been endorsed by NYU Lutheran Medical Center, the hospital located in Sunset … Full Article

Friday Feb. 5, Our World In Pictures

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Debate Goes One-on-One: Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, pose for a photo before debating at the University of New Hampshire on Thursday in Durham. … Full Article

FDNY: 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Lower Manhattan crane collapse

One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan during a snow squall Thursday, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it crashed onto the street, authorities said. … Full Article

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