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The world’s most notorious drug kingpin and prison escape artist, “El Chapo” Guzman, won’t be tunneling his way out jail in New York City, law enforcement officials said at a press conference … Full Article

Sunset Parkers show their support for cops

What started out as a way for Sunset Park community leaders to show their support for the police in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in 2014 is quickly turning into a neighborhood tradition.  … Full Article

Over-the-top Dyker Heights Christmas displays draw some bah-humbugs

It's a neighborhood Christmas display with New York City attitude: big, brash, loud and over-the-top. … Full Article

National Grid rate hike hits NYC customers with bill for Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek cleanup

On Thursday the Public Service Commission approved a hefty rate hike for National Grid that will increase gas bills for customers in Brooklyn, Staten Island and part of Queens by roughly nine percent a year for three years, adding up to about 28 percent by the end of the three year period. … Full Article

Jonathan Alter to speak at Bay Ridge Historical Society meeting

Award-winning political journalist Jonathan Alter, author of the 2013 bestseller “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” will discuss President-elect Donald Trump and other issues at the next meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society. … Full Article

HeartShare toy drive generates truck load of donations

Brooklyn residents looking to make the Christmas season brighter for children from low-income families now have a place to display their generosity. … Full Article

Conversation with Brooklyn’s Jeff Strabone on how his Electoral College website went crazy viral

Roughly ten days ago Brooklyn resident Jeff Strabone launched a website called directelection.org, which helps people write to members of the Electoral College to ask them not to vote for President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 19. … Full Article

BP Adams announces 2017 One Brooklyn NYE celebrations

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations in both Coney Island and Prospect Park for the third year in a row, giving Brooklynites greater access to free family-friendly festivities. … Full Article

Nets players surprise, pass out gifts to disadvantaged children at Atlantic Terminal

The holidays came early for a group of 75 underprivileged kids on Tuesday as four Brooklyn Nets players danced, laughed and handed out gifts to children at Santa Land at Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Investors Bank boosts Greenpoint Y with $10,000 donation

The Greenpoint YMCA, which recently received a $10,000 donation from Investors Bank, will be using the money to make a big splash. … Full Article

Flatbush Ave. BID’s ‘Meet Santa’ and tree lighting event brought joy to kids of all ages

On Saturday, Dec. 10, children, teens, and adults waited patiently to meet Santa as he sat on his white and gold throne on the steps of the historic Flatbush Reformed Church. … Full Article

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