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Superstorm Sandy victims who are rebuilding their damaged houses are greatly in need of temporary housing, according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who issued an urgent appeal on F … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library evacuated Friday

The Brooklyn Heights Library was evacuated around noon on Friday after library users smelled gas. The odor, which one man said smelled like rotten eggs, emanated from the basement. … Full Article

High-tech NYC subway? Cuomo unveils USB ports, Wi-Fi, station upgrades

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a long list of proposed improvements to the city’s transit system at a press conference in Downtown Brooklyn’s Transit Museum on Friday morning. … Full Article

Senior housing under construction in Cypress Hills

While the city debates the merits of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial affordable housing plan, construction recently got under way for a five-story, 53-unit senior citizen housing complex in Cypress Hills. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights residents work to convince neighbors to pass up Pineapple Walk offer

Neighbors from across Brooklyn Heights came together Wednesday night to hash out ways to convince shareholders of Whitman Owner Corp. at 75 Henry St. to take a pass on a developer’s offer to buy Pineapple Walk and build a 40-story luxury tower there. … Full Article

Cuomo orders 800 Brooklyn buildings back on rent regulation

Charging that landlords getting a major tax break from New York state illegally deregulated apartments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered 50,000 housing units to be returned to rent-regulated status. … Full Article

Thursday Jan. 7, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Christmas Celebrated: Citizens carry national flags as they take part in a religious procession to mark Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi on Thursday. Christmas falls on Jan. … Full Article

City to reimburse non-public schools for security guard costs

Private and religious schools will be able to hire security guards and get reimbursed by the city, thanks to a new law Mayor Bill de Blasio signed on Jan. 5. … Full Article

De Blasio aims to fix troubled homeless shelter system


As New York City grapples with its homelessness crisis, many of those sleeping on the street have said they'd prefer to be outside than contend with the city's at-times overburdened, dirty and even dangerous shelter system. … Full Article

Reaction swift to ‘outrageous’ NRA bullet image of Brooklyn pols

Like the bills or hate them, keep your hands off Brooklyn officials. … Full Article

Order to remove homeless from NY streets faces challenges

As bitter winter weather arrived in the Northeast, New York's governor issued an executive order requiring the homeless to be forcibly removed from the streets in freezing temperatures, an unprecedented government intervention that faced immediate legal questions and backlash. … Full Article

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