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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bold plan to create a streetcar service to run between Sunset Park and Queens, which has already won the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and transporta … Full Article

Monday April 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Runners Partake in Color Run Near Eiffel Tower: People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. The Color Run is a 3.1-mile run where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton celebrates West Point Day

Two historic military institutions, the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, joined together for a day and invited the public in to have a look behind the scenes. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Stringer: City animal shelters mistreat animals

City Comptroller Scott Stringer reported Sunday that New York's overcrowded animal shelters kill some sick dogs and cats, and refrigerate carcasses near medicines administered to living animals. … Full Article

Cuomo to be first governor to visit Cuba as ties reopen

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. … Full Article

U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced. … Full Article

Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. … Full Article

Golden calling on residents to protest water rate hike

Residents will have even more reason to take short showers, water the plants less frequently and turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth in the morning. The city is planning to raise the water rates starting in July. … Full Article

Thursday April 16, Our World In Pictures

GERMANY — Giraffe Calf Explores Outdoor Enclosure: A young giraffe named Nakuru falls into the water after it could not stop running during its first exploration of its outdoor enclosure in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg on Thursday. … Full Article

Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law

To mark the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law, a new exhibition looks at the architectural losses that led up to the law and how it has helped shape neighborhoods today that blend both the old and new.
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Adams proclaims April as Brooklyn Landmarks Month

Brooklyn boasts many famous landmarks, everything from the Cyclone to the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, Borough Hall and the Wonder Wheel and adding to the allure of these structures is the fact that they are also designated as official city landmarks. … Full Article

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