Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Rotten roadways anger Bay Ridge residents

Bay Ridge
The sorry shape of local streets is driving Bay Ridge residents crazy! … Full Article

Mayor releases $20 billion plan to protect NYC from future devastating storms

New York City
Mayor Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious $20 billion plan designed to protect the city against future devastating hurricanes and other natural disasters. … Full Article

Bill would give NY adoptees access to birth certificate, medical history

New York City
Adult adoptees in New York State would be able to obtain a copy of their original birth certificates and a medical history form, under a bill proposed by Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows).  … Full Article

Three-alarm fire tears through a row of Dyker Heights shops

Dyker Heights
A three-alarm fire ripped through a row of stores on a commercial strip of 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights, decimating the shops and injuring three firefighters Monday night, according to the Fire Department. … Full Article

Thousands expected at Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave

Crown Heights
Thousands of people are arriving at the grave of a revered New York City rabbi to mark the 19th anniversary of his death. Rabbi Menachem Schneerson led the Chabad Lubavitch movement based in Crown Heights for more than 40 years. … Full Article

McCarren Park visitors have new pathways to enjoy

Visitors to McCarren Park in Greenpoint can enjoy it even more than they did before, thanks to a renovation of the recreation area done by the parks Department with funds obtained from the city budget by Councilman Stephen Levin. … Full Article

'Borough Taxis' address longstanding problem

New York City
By now, most readers know that the state Court of Appeals last week upheld the city’s establishment of “borough taxis,” or street-hail livery cabs, in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Upper Manhattan.  … Full Article

City Council scrutinizes ‘pop up’ senior centers

They’re called “pop up” senior citizen centers because they suddenly appear out of nowhere, usually opening up in a storefront location in a community with signs promising to give older adults an array of health and educational services. … Full Article

A True Heroine: Brooklyn girl, 11, rescues 3-year-old brother from fire

Brooklyn Boro
An 11-year-old Brooklyn girl is credited with rescuing her 3-year-old brother from their burning building. She tossed him from a fire escape into the arms of neighbors below. … Full Article

Not In Our House: Bensonhurst goes into battle against graffiti vandals

Marty Golden grabbed the paint spray hose, aimed it at the wall, and fired. Out came a splash of yellow paint, firing out of the hose like bullets out of a machine gun. Golden, a state senator, had a big smile on his face. … Full Article


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