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With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expanded the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to include the former Jehovah's Witnesses' buildings in DUMBO along Prospect and S … Full Article

Borough President Adams honors four crime-fighting Brooklyn heroes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored four Brooklyn residents on Wednesday afternoon as part of his continuing “Heroes of the Month” program, where he highlights ordinary Brooklynites who do extraordinary acts. … Full Article

Subway rider hit by R train in Bay Ridge

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was struck by a northbound R train in a Bay Ridge subway station Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC traffic fatalities reach all-time low for 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that New York City experienced the lowest number of traffic fatalities in 2016 since record-keeping began in 1910. There were 229 fatalities in 2016, which was an improvement from 234 deaths in 2015.   … Full Article

Tributes pour in for late Detective Steven McDonald

The death of hero cop Steven McDonald is touching New Yorkers of all stripes, from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to kids at a Bay Ridge Catholic school who were deeply moved by the inspiring words the legendary detective delivered during a visit there two months ago. … Full Article

Bay Ridge activist urges more help for city’s homeless

A Bay Ridge political activist whose homeless father died 12 years ago is urging residents to volunteer to help count the number of people living on the streets as part of a citywide project. … Full Article

March Against Hate to take place in Bay Ridge

Taking their inspiration from the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of Bay Ridge residents will hold a protest march in their community on Jan. 16, the federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of the great civil rights leader. … Full Article

Brooklyn-branch colleagues of Santander Bank volunteer at food pantry to help local communities

Santander Bank recently opened two new branches in Brooklyn — at 190 East 98th St. and the other is on 893 Flatbush Ave. Santander colleagues from the 190 East 98th St. branch recently volunteered at the food pantry at Holy Innocents Church, 279 E. … Full Article

Last NYC subway station to get cellphone service going live Monday at Clark Street in Brooklyn

Soon you'll be able to chat with friends — or answer your boss' call — on any subway platform in the city. The final subway station in New York City to be wired for cellphone service, Clark Street on the 2 and 3 line in Brooklyn Heights, is going live on Monday. … Full Article

Aftermath of LIRR Crash: Lawsuits begin

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train that crashed into a bumping block as it was entering Atlantic Terminal on Tuesday morning was traveling at more than twice the speed limit, according to National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin. … Full Article

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