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Court proceedings against the owner of a Brooklyn assisted living facility -- who has been trying to empty the residence so it can be sold to a developer -- were put aside until next week due to th … Full Article

NYPD looks for more arrests amid suspected work slowdown

There are signs that disgruntled officers have started making more low-level arrests, New York Police Department officials said Monday. NYPD statistics show arrests were up in the past week after plummeting in the weeks following the fatal ambush of two patrolmen in December. … Full Article

City tosses Sunset Park waterfront development plan overboard

A $115 million plan to redevelop the Sunset Park waterfront was torpedoed after a dispute erupted between Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) over the details of the project. … Full Article

Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center wins prestigious architecture award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored the Samuel  J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park with a 2015 Honor Award, a prestigious honor in the field of architecture. The LeFrak Center was selected for this award from a pool of nearly 500 candidates.   … Full Article

TSA begins review of employee security protocols

Immediately following a joint press conference held by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Treyger wants task force to focus on Sandy recovery at churches

Councilmember Mark Treyger is pushing hard for the creation of a special city task force to study the damage that houses of worship and charitable organizations suffered during Hurricane Sandy and the expenses they incurred while helping victims during and after the 2012 storm. … Full Article

De Blasio happy to not hold a groundhog this year

The groundhog might see his shadow on Feb. 2 — but he won't be seeing Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

NYPD: Security stepped up after Paris attack

New York City police say they've stepped up security after an attack on a Paris newspaper killed 12.
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Midwood kids get new basketball, handball courts

Midwood kids who visit Colonel David Marcus Playground are now getting the chance to try out their athletic skills on new basketball and handball courts. … Full Article

Arrest stats point to New York Police Department slowdown

 Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention — a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol car in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sean Penn helping US man recover after ordeal in Bolivia

LIMA, Peru— It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending for Jacob Ostreicher. … Full Article

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