For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions. … Full Article

Adams says Verrazano Bridge fare not fair

Borough President Eric Adams said he plans to use a little-known power of his office to try to get equity for all New York City motorists driving across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio names four to key housing positions

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday announced four appointments to leadership positions on his housing team, pledging to expand access to affordable housing and upgrade the city’s aging public housing stock. … Full Article

Marty Plissner, veteran CBS political sage and Brooklyn native, dies

Marty Plissner, the longtime Brooklyn-born political director of CBS News, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 87. Plissner is credited with coining the phrase "too close to call" a half-century ago, heard often ever since during tight vote counts. … Full Article

Pols seek Verrazano toll discount for Brooklyn residents

Staten Island residents who drive on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be getting a break on the toll, thanks to a new plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday. … Full Article

Praise pours in for Karen Brooks Hopkins, BAM president, as she prepares to step down

Having devoted 35 years to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), President Karen Brooks Hopkins on Wednesday announced her plan to step  down in June 2015.  … Full Article

Mayor says city ready for next storm, predicted this weekend

As the city dug out from under its third major snowfall on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio assured New Yorkers that the city had stockpiled enough salt and other resources for the next storm, predicted to hit this weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Gala honors Brooklyn’s literary luminaries

The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Tuesday hosted its 17th Annual Gala, honoring Brooklyn-based novelist and essayist Martin Amis; Chairman of the Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees Anthony Crowell; and The Char … Full Article

Bill de Blasio says primary NYC roads are "in good shape" after snow

 Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City's primary roads are now "in good shape." But he's still urging people to stay off the streets. De Blasio cautioned at a midday news conference Wednesday that it is still very icy.  … Full Article

Snow nightmare over? Subway service restored on Nos. 1,2,3,7

Subway service on the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 7 has been restored. The MTA says riders should expect residual delays. There was no service earlier on the No. 7 between Grand Central Terminal and Queensboro Plaza due to a track fire at the terminal. … 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


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