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Reporters and community members got to preview local edible delights on Tuesday as Borough President Eric Adams launched the 2017 edition of Dine In Brooklyn at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Coney Island marks New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn style

“We schlepped all the way from the Upper East Side on the D train,” writer Shira Dicker explained, while she, along with her husband Ari Goldman, a professor at Columbia University, waited in line for a turn on Coney Island’s venerable B & B Carousell. … Full Article

Polar Bears take their annual New Year’s plunge

Thousands braved the cool temperatures to participate in the annual New Year’s Day Coney Island Polar Bear Swim. … Full Article

Schneiderman leads states’ urges to Trump over Obama global warming plan

Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's signature plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it. … Full Article

Workers celebrate minimum wage increase, Cuomo assures compliance

Starting Jan. 1, all workers who make under $11 an hour in New York City began to earn a higher wage as part of the Fight for $15 victory earlier this year. … Full Article

Deadly, incurable & fast spreading oak wilt disease detected in Brooklyn trees

A disease that kills oak trees and spreads like wildfire has been detected in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adams backs Sunset Park Library proposal, but has changes in mind

Borough President Eric Adams has come out in support of a controversial proposal to tear down the Sunset Park Library and build an eight-story apartment complex at the site, but he also called for significant changes in the floor plans for the project. … Full Article

FDNY 9/11 victims honored at Hanukkah celebration in Downtown Brooklyn

Hundreds gathered at the FDNY’s Brooklyn headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center on Wednesday night to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah and to pay tribute to three FDNY members who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. … Full Article

Buildings Dept. OKs plans for lux tower at site of Brooklyn Heights Library

A new 36-story luxury tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library edged one step closer on Tuesday with the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) approval of plans filed by Marvel Architects. … Full Article

East River Ferry ridership hits all time high in 2016

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Thursday released new data for the East River Ferry showing that ridership reached an all-time high in 2016. … Full Article

Bay Ridge resident tells MTA, ‘New Yorkers deserve a break’

Calling the proposed transit fare increase proposal “absurd,” a Bay Ridge resident who testified at an MTA hearing suggested that the agency scrap the controversial plan and concentrate instead on improving service on the city’s buses and subways. … Full Article

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