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Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel

CHICAGO— Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not causing the widespread gridlock that had been feared. … Full Article

Lawmakers give out free Thanksgiving turkeys in Coney Island

Hundreds of families in Coney Island and other low-income neighborhoods who do not have the financial means to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal were given a helping hand by a group of Democratic elected officials on Monday. … Full Article

Trees damaging your sidewalk? Gonzalez funds $500,000 repair project

Everyone loves a beautiful tree-lined street. But what happens when underground tree roots start to grow so large that they cause the sidewalk to buckle? The result is a major headache for homeowners, who have to fix the sidewalk. … Full Article

Awww! Baby baboons romp at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo

Talk about cute: Two fuzzy young baboons can now be seen romping with their parents and other members of their baboon troop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.  … Full Article

Court tosses out strict NYC homeless shelter rules

New York state's highest court is striking down a city plan to impose strict new requirements on people trying to enter homeless shelters. … Full Article

Lawyer for Conn. woman, and Brooklyn student, shot in DC seeks US probe

WASHINGTON— A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation. … Full Article

Storm threatens holiday travel in east

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—  Snow and ice are forecast for the northeast of the country as a deadly storm that started on the West Coast last week gathers steam Tuesday and powers toward the East in time for Thanksgiving. … Full Article

Survey: Brooklyn hunger on the rise

One-sixth of New York City's residents and one-fifth of its children live in households without enough to eat. That's according to the annual survey of hunger by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s pumpkin man McMahon sculpts goodbye gift for BP Markowitz

Halloween is over, but “pumpkin carver to the stars” Hugh McMahon is still as busy as ever carving the giant gourds (and other fruit and vegetables) for Thanksgiving and other events.  … Full Article

Reagan letter tops auction of mayor Ed Koch's items

A letter in which former President Ronald Reagan says "I never doubted communism would eventually fail" has drawn the highest bid at an auction of materials that belonged to ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch. … Full Article

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