NYC politicians rally against 'hateful' Trump

Dozens of New York City elected officials, clergy members and activists rallied against Donald Trump on Wednesday, decrying the Republican presidential frontrunner's "hateful" rhetoric and plan to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. … Full Article

City pumping $3.4 million into renovating Scarangella Park

One of the Bensonhurst-Gravesend area’s largest playgrounds will be getting a whole new look thanks to $3.4 million in funding that will go toward a major renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 9, Our World In Pictures

ISRAEL —  Conflict Between Countries Remains: In this Nov. … Full Article

City Council committee vote on Brooklyn Heights Library sale set for Thursday

After months of emotional hearings and hours upon hours of public testimony, the Land Use Committee of the New York City Council is expected to vote on the controversial proposal to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library on Thursday. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 8, Our World In Pictures

CALIFORNIA — Community Tries to Heal: Gary Mendoza and his son Michael pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site honoring last Wednesday's shooting victims on Monday in San Bernardino. … Full Article

Capano calls on Sarsour to resign from Community Board 10

In a move that could be seen as a pre-emptive strike against a future political rival, Bob Capano, a member of the Staten Island Republican County Committee, called on controversial Arab-American civic leader Linda Sarsour, a Democrat, to resign from her membership on Community Board 10 (Ba … Full Article

After San Bernardino, NYC officials push city to divest from gun makers

Following last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which killed 14 and wounded 21 people, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James have both called for further divestment of city pension funds from companies manufacturing assault weapons. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s North Border Dump Site: Newtown Creek patrolled by riverkeeper

“The wind blew and the sh*t flew,” were the first words the Brooklyn Eagle heard on a recent morning before climbing aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat to explore one of Brooklyn’s lesser known waterways. … Full Article

FDNY investigating Bensonhurst blaze

Fire Department officials are investigating to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building in Bensonhurst on Sunday morning, sending flames and smoke shooting into the air and disrupting local subway service. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 7, Our World In Pictures

MAINE — Santa Goes Skiing: Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa take a run en masse at the Sunday River ski resort on Sunday in Newry. Skiers with full Santa outfits got free lift tickets for donating $15 to the Sunday River Community Fund. … Full Article


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