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Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about … Full Article

Is Fort Hamilton on the chopping block?

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton could be targeted for closure if budget cuts outlined on Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel become a reality. … Full Article

Eight people seriously injured in building collapse at 1916 Prospect Place

The top floor of a three-story vacant building at 1916 Prospect Place collapsed around 12:50 p.m. today, according to the New York City Fire Department. An FDNY spokesperson said that renovation or construction work appeared to be going on within the building. … Full Article

Transit advocates seek NYC bus 'countdown clocks'

By now, everyone has seen the “countdown clocks” in many subway stations – electronic signs that tell you that the Number 3 train is coming in 3 minutes, or the Number 2 train is coming in 12 minutes.  … Full Article

Mary Pat Thornton, former Brooklyn Heights Association president, elected to SCO board of directors

Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. … Full Article

Dyker Heights Civic Association still going strong at 86

Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate, over-the-top Christmas decorations in front of people’s homes featuring thousands of twinkling lights, two-story-high wooden soldiers, giant snow globes and supersized reindeer pulling Santa Claus in his sled. … Full Article

De Blasio: I won't second-guess my NYPD driver

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says everyone must follow laws, but he won't question his drivers' judgment after video footage showed his official vehicle breaking several traffic laws as he sat in the front seat. … Full Article

Al Roker, Bill de Blasio smooth over their snow spat

TV weatherman Al Roker and New York City's mayor made up Monday after a spat over snow and school closings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.  … Full Article

Greenfield’s idea: Make city shovel snowy sidewalks, have property owners pay

If a property owner is too lazy to shovel the snow from their sidewalk, the city should do it and then charge them. … Full Article

De Blasio and homeless services department announce reforms to two large shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor today announced the administration’s plan to convert the Auburn Family Shelter and the Catherine Street Family Shelter – two of the largest city owned and operated family shelters – into facilities that … Full Article

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