Brooklyn Public Library is among finalists for national award

ROCHESTER— Six institutions in New York state, including the Brooklyn Public Library, are among the 30 finalists for the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service. … Full Article

Pols demand discount on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll

Staten Island residents get a break on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll, so shouldn’t the same courtesy be extended to Brooklyn drivers, or drivers from anywhere, for that matter? That’s the question three Bay Ridge lawmakers are asking. … Full Article

Cuomo administration to raise tipped wage to $7.50

Restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in New York will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips, a big raise for thousands of workers and a significant increase in labor costs for business owners. … Full Article

Tuesday Feb. 24: Our World In Pictures

INDIANAPOLIS — Plane Is De-Iced at Airport: A U.S. Airways Express plane is de-iced at the Indianapolis International Airport, early Tuesday. The early morning temperature at the airport was below zero. … Full Article

Comptroller Stringer calls for more interpreters, language help in Housing Courts

Fighting your landlord in court is bad enough. It’s even worse if you can’t understand a word of what’s going on, says New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. … Full Article

Monday Feb. 23: Our World In Pictures

LOS ANGELES — Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris Performs: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre.  … Full Article

Move NY plan to charge tolls on East River bridges gets airing in Boerum Hill

Details of a plan to deal with New York City’s traffic congestion and help fund infrastructure repairs and mass transit were discussed at a town hall meeting at the YWCA in Boerum Hill Thursday night. … Full Article

‘Vision Zero’ pedestrian safety plan pinpoints Brooklyn’s trouble spots

Reaction has been positive in the borough to the Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which was unveiled on Thursday by NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Deputy Inspector Amin Kosseim. … Full Article

Friday Feb. 20: Our World In Pictures

Artist Paints Gorilla Mural: Artist Anat Ronen works on a mural featuring gorillas on Feb. 11 in Houston. The mural is one of five commissioned by the Houston Zoo to celebrate the coming arrival of seven western lowland gorillas. … Full Article

Sunset Park leaders give cops coins in show of support

When Sunset Park business and civic leaders wanted to show support for the cops in their local precinct, the 72nd, in the wake of the assassinations of detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, they put their money where their mouths were…literally. … Full Article


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