De Blasio gives Diamond hope for Red Hook trolley plan

Red Hook
Transit buff Robert Diamond -- whose plans for a trolley system serving Red Hook were at first supported by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) but then stymied by the agency in 2003 after he had already laid tracks on local streets -- feels that the election of Mayor-elect Bill de  … Full Article

Schumer tells Obama: Allow Filipinos to stay in US

Filipino nationals living in the US should be allowed to remain here while their typhoon-ravaged communities recover and rebuild, according to US Senator Charles Schumer. … Full Article

NYC-area airport workers protest ‘poverty wages’ during Thanksgiving week

New York City
Employees of private contractors at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports are holding protests during Thanksgiving week to bring attention to their “poverty wages and poor working conditions.”   … Full Article

Hikind wants Obama to stop ‘Knockout’ attacks

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is making a federal case out of the dangerous “Knockout” game played by street toughs. … Full Article

Bay Ridge corner congested with buses, community board tells MTA

Bay Ridge
Every day, tens of thousands of commuters descend on 86th Street and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge to get on the R train or board one of five bus lines that stop there, making the intersection one of the busiest transit hubs in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Doggone it! Let pets ride Amtrak, animal rights advocates say

Bay Ridge
In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday – one of the busiest travel times of the year – animal rights advocates are pushing a pet cause. … Full Article

Awards and accolades given at 84th Precinct community council meeting

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council at the precinct house on Gold Street, P.O. Donavan Hunt was named Cop of the Month. … Full Article

MTA ‘strongly considering’ restoring full B37 bus route

Bay Ridge
Chances are looking good that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will adhere to the wishes of riders and restore the B37 to its full route – from Bay Ridge to Court Street – according to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who met with transit officials on Tuesday. … Full Article

Rudy Giuliani to share post-9/11 thoughts with Oprah this Sunday

Rudy Giuliani reflects on life 12 years after 9/11, we visit all-grown-up child star Ricky Schroder and his family, and we return to one of Oprah’s favorite stories: the Liberian boys who inspired a North Carolina community to adopt 44 orphans, on an a … Full Article

Be careful where you park on Black Friday

Bay Ridge
Have fun shopping on Black Friday, but be careful where you park your car! … Full Article


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