Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the may … Full Article

Sean Penn helping US man recover after ordeal in Bolivia

LIMA, Peru— It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending for Jacob Ostreicher. … Full Article

Fundraising drive for slain cops’ families draws support

Efforts to provide financial assistance to the families of slain police detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos are bearing fruit. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYPD officers were disrespectful to turn backs

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. … Full Article

Bay Ridge block turns blue over NYPD deaths

Residents on one Bay Ridge block are getting behind a campaign to support the New York Police Department in a big way by tying blue ribbons around more than two-dozen trees on their street. … Full Article

Memorial Set for Brooklyn man who died in Mexico

A memorial service was set to be held Monday for a 25-year-old man from Brooklyn who died while hiking in rugged mountains in central Mexico. … Full Article

Police join family mourning slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu

Police officers from around the U.S. joined grieving family members as they mourned a 32-year-old immigrant who realized his dream of being an NYPD officer but was gunned down in his squad car. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights ‘Save the View Now’ meeting draws large crowd

On Saturday, roughly 70 Brooklyn residents attended the first organizational meeting of a grassroots campaign to save an iconic view once visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade -- the tower-to-tower arc of the Brooklyn Bridge.  … Full Article

Funeral plans released for ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo

The Cuomo family says the wake and funeral of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will be held on Monday and Tuesday in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says in a statement Saturday calling hours will be held Monday at a funeral home on Manhattan's Upper East Side. … Full Article

Campaign to save Promenade’s Brooklyn Bridge view picks up steam

A Brooklyn Heights man is spearheading a campaign to save the iconic tower-to-tower view of the Brooklyn Bridge, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. … Full Article

De Blasio, police union heads meet amid rift

Mayor Bill de Blasio met privately for more than two hours Tuesday with the leaders of the New York Police Department's unions, aiming to mend a rift with rank-and-file officers that has threatened to overwhelm his young mayoralty. … Full Article


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