After more than a decade of advocacy and planning, a project to transform three triangular parks along North Flatbush Avenue into pedestrian-friendly islands of green will kick off next week. … Full Article

Schumer calls on FTA to provide federal funds to improve L train

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to ensure federal funds are budgeted for improvements along the overcrowded L train. … Full Article

NYC Emergency Management honors volunteers who assisted in October Borough Park building explosion recovery efforts

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito hosted a recognition ceremony at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn to honor the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers who assisted the Borough Park community following a building expl … Full Article

Tuesday Jan. 12, Our World In Pictures

EAST RIVER — Tower Reflects Off the Water: Early morning fog clouds the view of the Freedom Tower, as seen from the East River ferry last week.   … Full Article

Jeffries, Stringer push for ‘smart guns’ for NYPD

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to use the city’s purchasing power to push gun manufacturers to create high-tech “smart guns” for the NYPD. … Full Article

Bensonhurst resident singled out for ‘Graduate Student of the Year Award’ by NY State Association

Bensonhurst resident Alina Kheyson, a second year master’s student at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, has been awarded the Graduate Student of the Year Award by the New York State Social Work Educa … Full Article

City asks landlords to rent to Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy victims whose homes are being rebuilt are getting help from the de Blasio administration in finding temporary housing during the construction. … Full Article

Monday Jan. 11, Our World In Pictures

LONDON — Fans Mourn Death: A woman lays flowers next to a mural of British singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library evacuated Friday

The Brooklyn Heights Library was evacuated around noon on Friday after library users smelled gas. The odor, which one man said smelled like rotten eggs, emanated from the basement. … Full Article

High-tech NYC subway? Cuomo unveils USB ports, Wi-Fi, station upgrades

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a long list of proposed improvements to the city’s transit system at a press conference in Downtown Brooklyn’s Transit Museum on Friday morning. … Full Article

Senior housing under construction in Cypress Hills

While the city debates the merits of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial affordable housing plan, construction recently got under way for a five-story, 53-unit senior citizen housing complex in Cypress Hills. … Full Article


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