President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Poll: New Yorkers don't approve of back turning by cops

A new poll shows New Yorkers didn't approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals for two officers shot in their patrol car. … Full Article

Gowanus design firm sponsors international planning competition

Gowanus by Design, a community-based urban design advocacy group, is presenting its third international design and planning competition, “Axis Civitas.” … Full Article

More than 50 ‘Vision Zero’ projects completed to make NYC safer

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Wednesday announced the completion of more than 50 major street and intersection redesign projects in the first year of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. … Full Article

IDNYC rolls out with few snags

As the IDNYC program rolled out, enrollment centers report long lines, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs received about 750 applications by about 5 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan to use an appointment-based system to handle the overwhelming demand for the identific … Full Article

Arab-Americans seek status change for next U.S. Census

The Arab-American Association of New York is urging residents to support a proposal to change the form Americans will fill out for the 2020 U.S. Census to allow those of Middle Eastern heritage to be designated as such by checking a box on the form. … Full Article

Brooklyn stormwater management plan could reduce combined sewer overflows

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday announced the release of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Stormwater Management Plan, which could prevent half a billion gallons of stormwater from entering the borough’s combined sewer system. … Full Article

NY Rising to present disaster recovery plan

Representatives of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, a project established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address ways to prepare for future Sandy-type natural disasters, will present a preparation and recovery plan in Bensonhurst on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council cancels luncheon

A time-honored Bay Ridge tradition is biting the dust. The Bay Ridge Community Council has decided not to hold its Presidents’ Luncheon, an event that has attracted mayors, borough presidents, city commissioners and other top officials over the years. … Full Article

From wind to electricity on the Brooklyn waterfront

On the Brooklyn waterfront, “everyone knows it’s windy,” as the old song goes. So what better place to harness the power of the wind to generate electricity? … Full Article

New York City launches municipal identification card program

New York City has launched its municipal identification card program, the largest in the country, which officials say will allow immigrants living in the country illegally to access key city services they were previously unable to obtain. … Full Article


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