A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

De Blasio to deploy ‘SWAT Teams’ to repair NYC’s squalid homeless shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that the city will deploy “SWAT Teams” to correct hundreds of building, fire and other code violations at homeless shelters. He made the announcement at the Corona Family Residence in Queens. … Full Article

Schumer announces $2M for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday announced that after his push, the U.S. … Full Article

Russians in Brooklyn celebrate 70th anniversary of WWII victory

Russians in Brooklyn, joined by U.S. WWII veterans, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany this past weekend with a memorial in Downtown Brooklyn and a parade in Brighton Beach. … Full Article

Corruption cases target NYC real estate money, state leaders

Albany's latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend. … Full Article

No rating improvement for New York City jail health provider

Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press. … Full Article

No NYPD uniform, but big role for plainclothes cops

They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. … Full Article

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Hundreds of men, women and children, including fashion designer Donna Karan, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. … Full Article

Gateway Pre-K director wins state recognition

A Bay Ridge church leader who also directs a pre-kindergarten program had to take time out of her busy schedule to accept an award in Albany. … Full Article

PIX11 opens Brooklyn studio at Barclays Center

Friday morning, PIX11 celebrated the grand opening of our Brooklyn Bureau, the PIX11/Hyundai Studio at Barclays Center.
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DHS head Johnson asks Brooklyn groups for help fighting home-grown terrorism

Saying that the global terrorist threat has evolved to become more decentralized and complex, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met with community and religious leaders in Brooklyn on Thursday to ask for their help in preventing extremist violence from taking root here in our borough. … Full Article


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