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Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about … 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

What else is new? Brooklyn expected to get 6-10 inches in Monday storm

This is getting old fast! On top of last week’s major snowstorm, Brooklyn was hit with yet another winter storm on Monday, with the snow arriving just in time to turn the morning commute to work and school into a sloppy mess. … Full Article

Man found hanging from a tree at Prospect Park

A white male in his 50s was discovered hanging from a tree near the lake in Prospect Park around 3:45 a.m. on Monday. A police spokesman says that "it looks like a suicide," and the NYPD is investigating the situation.   … Full Article

The 13th floor to host writing workshop with tattooist, musician

The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighb … Full Article

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