Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Brooklyn Height Association to DOT on BQE: Fix Cantilever vibes

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Heights Association has launched a campaign calling on the city Department of Transportation to make urgently needed repairs on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to stop the shake, rattle and roll that nearby residents are suffering. … Full Article

Quinn joins fight to get ferry service for stranded R train riders

Sunset Park
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has joined an effort by Brooklyn elected officials and transportation advocates to get a temporary ferry service established for R train riders who will be facing a transit nightmare once the Montague Street Tunnel closes for repairs and the train stops  … Full Article

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for the season

Councilman Vincent Gentile picked out a few peaches and some fresh blueberries. Assemblyman Peter Abbate purchased vegetables and a jar of honey. … Full Article

Pittsburgh bridge renamed for Brooklyn Bridge historian McCullough

The 16th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh has been renamed for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough on his 80th birthday. … Full Article

Hynes opens satellite office in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights
Residents who live far from downtown Brooklyn and who don’t want to take a long ride on a train or a bus to seek help from Brooklyn District Attorney Charles in his office at 350 Jay St. … Full Article

Authorities crack down on Egyptian media

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry Thursda … Full Article

LATEST FROM EGYPT: Crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood sweep country as interim prez is sworn in

CAIRO — A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. … Full Article

GASP! Coney Island Cyclone could be closed July 4

Coney Island
Coney Island's famous Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel may be shuttered July Fourth, one of the busiest days for its historic amusement park, as engineers inspect a 275-foot-tall observation tower that swayed in the wind. … Full Article

Astrotower sways, Luna Park in Coney Island evacuated

Coney Island
Luna Park, the Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel Park in Coney Island were evacuated and closed Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. as witnesses reported the Astrotower was swaying. … Full Article

Grimm said he’s horrified by beheading of priest in Syria

Bay Ridge
US Rep. Michael Grimm said he was shocked and horrified by the recent assassination of a Catholic priest in war-torn Syria and warned that the Obama Administration had better be careful of which elements of the rebel forces it aids. … Full Article


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