The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning to Bensonhurst residents to stay away from stray animals and to safeguard their pets after a raccoon found in the neighborhood turned ou … Full Article
The Santa-themed bar crawl known as SantaCon invaded Brooklyn Heights this year with a DJ dance stop in Cadman Plaza Park followed by a beer-soaked slog along Cadman Plaza West and Montague Street. … Full Article
Three hundred residents, artists, environmentalists and business owners took the first exciting steps toward outlining the future of Gowanus when they attended a meeting organized by elected officials on Monday. … Full Article
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The department said Friday that its personnel were loading salt spreaders and attaching plows and chains. … Full Article
ALBANY— The nation's second-largest commuter rail line is increasing scrutiny of its engineers and conductors onboard trains, a move that comes two weeks after a deadly derailment and a year after a similar effort was exposed as flawed. … Full Article
Thousands of guns could be sold illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on just one classified ad website, according to an investigation commissioned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. … Full Article
Once more, Gracie Mansion will be home to the mayor of New York City.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ended weeks of speculation by announcing Wednesday that his family would move to the mayor's official residence. … Full Article
ALBANY— New York's Mohawk Valley, North County, Capital Region, Southern Tier and Long Island are the big winners in this year's round of competitive state economic development grants. Each region won more than $80 million in tax breaks, funding and capital. … Full Article