Brooklyn digs out after snow blitz; de Blasio sends more plows to Upper East Side

The biggest snowfall of the season so far brought up to ten and a half inches of the white stuff to Brooklyn, forcing the shuttering of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the closure of some private schools. … Full Article

Pussy Riot members to appear at Barclays for Amnesty human rights concert

Members of the Russian art collective Pussy Riot, who were recently freed from prison after 21 months, will participate in Amnesty International’s landmark “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at Barclays Center on Feb. 5, Amnesty International announced this week. … Full Article

Snowstorm forces closure of Fort Hamilton

Winter Storm Janus, which dumped nearly a foot of snow on New York City during the day Tuesday and into the night, had a major impact on southern Brooklyn, forcing the closure of the U.S. … Full Article

MTA urges New Yorkers to leave work early and stay inside

On its website,, the MTA posted its snowstorm update, urging "customers to leave work early today and finish traveling early tonight." … Full Article

Golden does your taxes – for free!

Is state Sen. Marty Golden, a cop-turned-politician, looking to add another job title to his resume? Like accountant? Unlikely, but Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) is offering to do his constituents’ tax returns for free. … Full Article

Medical examiner: NY remains are autistic teen Avonte Oquendo's

Human remains found last week along the East River belong to an autistic teen who walked out of his school more than three months ago and vanished, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday. … Full Article

Winter storm could bring a foot of snow to Brooklyn

PHILADELPHIA— Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as a winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. … Full Article

Lentol says minimum wage should go up faster

The minimum wage in New York state is scheduled to go up to $9.00 an hour, but not until the end of 2015. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) said workers shouldn’t have to wait that long for the wage increase. … Full Article

B37 fans have an ally at the MTA

Elected officials, community activists and transit advocates who have been pushing for service to be fully restored on the B37 bus now have a surprising ally in their battle with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – an MTA board member. … Full Article

De Blasio to expand paid sick days law in NYC

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to fulfill a campaign promise by announcing a significant expansion of a law that requires employers to give workers paid sick days. … Full Article

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