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Velazquez gets federal funds for fair housing advocates

Two Brooklyn organizations that advocate for affordable housing in New York are getting financial help from the federal government to do their work, thanks to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who obtained $975,000 in funding for the groups. … Full Article

Brooklyn-bound subway train derails in Queens, 4 seriously hurt

A subway train carrying some 1,000 passengers shook and tilted before derailing in a Queens tunnel on Friday, injuring more than a dozen people. Four people suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to the hospital, while 15 others were treated at the scene. … Full Article
Bike Lane Expansion Plan Proposed in Brooklyn

VIDEO: Brooklyn bike lanes getting makeover

Bike lanes in Brooklyn are getting a makeover. Safer, broader and away from pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes in Williamsburg will help reduce the injuries and accidents that occur from collision driven paths. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War shrine could become national monument

A 149-foot-high shrine to American Revolutionary War POWs that stands majestically over Fort Greene Park could be on its way to becoming a national monument to be maintained by the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservatives oppose plan for municipal ID cards

The City Council is moving forward with a history-making bill co-sponsored by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) that would create the largest municipal ID card program in the nation after hearings took place on April 30. … Full Article

NYC makes erroneous retiree payments to police officers and firefighters worth $300M

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says the city accidentally made duplicate deposits of nearly $300 million into the accounts of retired police officers and firefighters. Stringer said Thursday that the payments to 31,019 individuals will be electronically reversed on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn teen arraigned on murder charge in fatal Coney Island fire

A 16-year-old boy who authorities say set a mattress fire in an apartment building has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a New York City police officer who responded to the blaze. … Full Article

Proposed New York City ID card spurs caution from Bratton

New York City's police commissioner says he has concerns about whether a proposed municipal identification card would be secure against abuse. … Full Article

Arrest made in the death of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark

A man was arrested in the killing of a real estate developer who was abducted as he left his office during a snowstorm and whose body was found dumped in a trash bin miles away, police said Wednesday. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio calls on SUNY to ditch BHP, open negotiations with additional bidders for LICH in Brooklyn

Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday afternoon lobbed a bomb onto the ongoing negotiations over the ownership of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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