An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. … Full Article

NY Officials: 194 NYC landlords violating rent rules

Authorities say 194 New York City landlords have violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend rental protections to tenants. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 26, Our World In Pictures

SALT LAKE CITY — Planned Parenthood Supporters Take Action: Karrie Galloway, CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Council, giggles as the roar of the crowd drowns out her speech at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Galloway says the demonstration is a protest against Gov. … Full Article

New York City ranked one of the worst places to retire in 2015

You might want to rethink those New York City retirement plans, especially if you haven’t saved buckets of money. NYC ranked a miserable 146 out of 150 cities studied by WalletHub for retirement friendliness, making it one of the worst five cities to retire in the U.S. in 2015. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn Naval officer conducts humanitarian mission

Chief Hospital Corpsman Eric Watson, a native of Brooklyn assigned to Branch Health Clinic Norfolk, Virginia, washes children’s feet during a community relations event in Santo Domingo in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 25, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Fans Gather to See Tennis Champion: Serena Williams plays in Nike's Street Tennis Pro Event in Greenwich Village on Monday. … Full Article

Society of Old Brooklynites continues tradition of honoring the Battle of Brooklyn

A weeklong celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn kicked off in Fort Greene Park this past weekend as the Society of Old Brooklynites (SOBs) continued its annual tradition of re-dedicating the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs Monument on Saturday. … Full Article

Monday Aug. 24, Our World In Pictures

MINNEAPOLIS — Women Finish 60-Mile Walk: A group walked together under the finishing arch, officially completing the three-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for breast cancer awareness, on Raspberry Island on Sunday in St. Paul. … Full Article

Fire breaks out in Brooklyn Heights

There was a whole lot of smoke on Thursday morning at the corner of Joralemon St. and Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. What looked like an electrical fire broke out, and FDNY firefighters and ConEd workers quickly arrived on the scene to douse the flames. … Full Article

De Blasio: Regulations for Times Square characters under review

Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a multiagency task force to address what he calls the "growing problem" of panhandling topless women and costumed characters in Times Square and said that one option under consideration is removing the famed intersection's pedestrian plazas. … Full Article

Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article


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