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Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown. … Full Article

PBA Lynch: Cops ‘thrown under the bus’ by de Blasio after Eric Garner decision

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch said on Thursday that NYPD officers felt Mayor Bill de Blasio had “thrown them under the bus” in a statement he gave about the death of Eric Garner on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in. … Full Article

Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after w … Full Article

Protests erupt after decision in Eric Garner chokehold death

The cellphone video of the last moments of Eric Garner's life was watched millions of times on the Internet, clearly showing a white police officer holding the unarmed black man in a chokehold, even as he repeatedly gasped, "I can't breathe." … Full Article

Holder: Justice Department to open investigation into death of Eric Garner

Attorney General Eric Holder announced late Wednesday that the U.S. … Full Article

NYC pols react to Eric Garner decision

Reaction to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Staten Island’s Eric Garner was swift in New York City. … Full Article

Uber plans cab pooling in NYC

The car-hailing service Uber is planning a cab-pooling service in New York City. UberPool will allow riders on similar routes to share travel and split the fare with strangers. … Full Article

Experts: $130M NYC jail plan admirable, difficult

Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 3: Our World In Pictures

SPAIN — Housing Rights Activists Watch as Neighbor’s Eviction is Postponed: Melchorita Garcia, second right, who is at risk of being evicted from her home cries as she and other housing right activists watch how Jose Antonio Giraldo Zacarias's eviction is postponed in … Full Article

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