Mayor says city ready for next storm, predicted this weekend

As the city dug out from under its third major snowfall on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio assured New Yorkers that the city had stockpiled enough salt and other resources for the next storm, predicted to hit this weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Gala honors Brooklyn’s literary luminaries

The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Tuesday hosted its 17th Annual Gala, honoring Brooklyn-based novelist and essayist Martin Amis; Chairman of the Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees Anthony Crowell; and The Char … Full Article

Bill de Blasio says primary NYC roads are "in good shape" after snow

 Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City's primary roads are now "in good shape." But he's still urging people to stay off the streets. De Blasio cautioned at a midday news conference Wednesday that it is still very icy.  … Full Article

Snow nightmare over? Subway service restored on Nos. 1,2,3,7

Subway service on the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 7 has been restored. The MTA says riders should expect residual delays. There was no service earlier on the No. 7 between Grand Central Terminal and Queensboro Plaza due to a track fire at the terminal. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers to not take the snow lightly

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snow is very wet and heavy and New Yorkers should not take it lightly. He quipped: "hire your local teenager" to help shovel the snow — a reference to his son Dante. … Full Article

Schumer wants New York to host another Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos probably didn’t think Super Bowl XLVIII was much fun, not after the 43-8 drubbing they suffered at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. But to U.S. Senator Schumer, the event was a smashing success. … Full Article

Ex-NYC speaker Christine Quinn joins non-profit board

New York City's former Council Speaker Christine Quinn has joined the board of a nonprofit that aids gay athletes. The onetime Democratic mayoral candidate joined the New York-based Athlete Ally last month. … Full Article

State to provide more money for after-school programs, Brook-Krasny says

The new state budget will include funding for after-schools programs in New York City, according to Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who said the money will be part of a $700 million fiscal package aimed at helping students. … Full Article

As winter storms buffet New York City, Mayor de Blasio beefs up snow battle plan

With five to eight inches of snow on the ground in New York City on Monday and yet another winter storm on the way, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is upping its game to clear the streets as soon as humanly possible. … Full Article

Green-Wood Cemetery helps people search for roots

You may be someone who’s been in Brooklyn for five generations searching for news of your long-lost uncle. … Full Article


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