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Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of hom … Full Article

NYC Christmas tree recycling program begins Monday

New York City is beginning its annual Christmas trees recycling program on Monday. The Department of Sanitation's "Tree-cycling" initiative runs through Jan. 15. … Full Article

Rooftop bar at Hotel Bossert coming soon?

The return of a lounge to the rooftop terrace of the storied Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights is inching ahead with a liquor license review before a Community Board 2 committee scheduled for Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. __________ … Full Article

Greenfield wants F train to run express

F should stand for fast, at least when it comes to subway service, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who is calling on the new president of New York City Transit, Veronique Hakim, to help bring express service to the Brooklyn end of the F train line. … Full Article

More than a thousand cops graduate from NYPD police academy

Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio officiated over the graduation of 1,123 new police officers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The mayor promised the sea of uniformed officers the full support of the city. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC’s New Year’s Eve security prep extraordinary

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the city has been making extensive security preparations for New Year’s Eve, with the NYPD and its new anti-terror force coordinating with a number of agencies including the FBI. … Full Article

Build it Back opening new construction centers

The city’s Build It Back program, established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to help homeowners rebuild their houses, is moving toward its goal of completing its work by the end of 2016, according to officials, who announced that the program is transitioning its case management centers to  … Full Article

Activist Christopher Swain swims in ‘toilet bowl of bacteria’

“There were used condoms, turds and sewage, and my eyes were burning underneath my goggles from the oil,” said clean water activist Christopher Swain after swimming the entire 3.5-mile North Brooklyn dumpsite known as Newtown Creek last week. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 29, Our World In Pictures

IRAQ — Islamic State Deaths Continue: Mourners and militiamen carry coffins of three Shiite militiamen during their funeral procession in Najaf on Thursday. … Full Article

Retired Brooklyn judge elected chair of City Tech Foundation

The City Tech Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that it has elected the Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, retired judge of the New York City Civil Court, as chair of the Foundation. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 28, Our World In Pictures

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Santa and Elves Deliver Toys: Trading his sleigh for FDNY Ladder 214/Engine 111, Santa and his elves arrived at Interfaith Medical Center’s Winter Wonderland to distribute holiday gifts to 400 preschoolers and kindergarteners — ages 3 to 5 — from  … Full Article

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