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Meeting’s goal: A safer Jay Street

Traffic safety advocates have called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to target busy Jay Street as part of his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths in the city. … Full Article

Brownsville board: Home runs threaten motorists

Brownsville Recreation Center may be beloved by people who visit its premises—but not so much by the cars that drive on Linden Boulevard, the major street that hems it in. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols demand Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discount for all New York City residents

Bay Ridge resident Marcel Van Tuyn estimated that he drives across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge about 300 times a year. … Full Article

Americans riding public transit in record numbers

LOS ANGELES— Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. … Full Article

Actor Liam Neeson chides de Blasio for horse stable no-show

 Actor Liam Neeson says he's disappointed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't show up at a horse stable over the weekend to see for himself that the animals are well cared for. The "Non-Stop" actor says de Blasio "should have manned up and come." … Full Article

Local groups get grants from Greenpoint oil spill settlement

A church, a well-known conservation group, a boat club, a middle school and a community garden are among the 18 entities that have been chosen to receive the first environment-related grant awards from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents say R train vibrations shaking things up

The Rev. Msgr. John Maloney doesn’t live near the R subway line, but he can tell you when the train is coming. … Full Article

Pols want de Blasio to make North Brooklyn a top Vision Zero priority

The death of a 21-year-old woman who was hit by a city bus in Williamsburg is spurring calls for the de Blasio Administration to install safety measures on the streets of that neighborhood as well as other North Brooklyn communities. … Full Article

Felder helps residents re-claim funds being held by state

Residents were able to get their hands on money they didn’t even know as theirs, thanks to state Sen. Simcha Felder, who worked with members of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s staff to hold a “Claim Your Unclaimed Funds” event at his district office. … Full Article
Would You Live Here? Domino Sugar Factory to Become Brooklyn Living Space

VIDEO: Inside the Williamsburg Domino Sugar project's affordable housing plan

The City Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning changes Two Trees Management needs to develop the Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Williamsburg waterfront. … Full Article

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