Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Gonzalez unveils Sunset Park’s new look

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red-Hook) celebrated Earth Day by showing the public a newly refurbished section of Sunset Park for local residents to enjoy. … Full Article

Smith/9th Street subway stop re-opening on Friday

The Smith-Ninth streets subway station is set to reopen by the end of the week following a nearly 2-year reconstruction. The F and G train stop in Gowanus was closed in June 2011. It's slated to return to service on Friday. … Full Article

Gala raises $950,000 for HeartShare Human Services

HeartShare Human Services of New York celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Gala and Auction by honoring five members of the community and raising more than $950,000, according to organizers. … Full Article

From Brooklyn to Boston: Love, prayers, support in wake of bombing

The message was simple: We love Boston and we stand with you in your time of sorrow. It was a message delivered by dozens of Brooklyn residents who took part in a candlelight vigil organized by US Rep. … Full Article

Boston travel: Trains, buses halted, planes flying

 Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday as police conducted a massive manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The exception was air travel, as planes took off and landed at Logan International Airport. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton anti-terror unit sent to Boston bombing site

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Members of an elite anti-terror unit from Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton Army Base were deployed to Boston to assist in the recovery effort following the horrific April 15 bombing, a lawmaker has revealed. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tech High School evacuated after fire

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Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at 29 Fort Greene Place. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Promenade gets a new gardener

Brooklyn Heights
Courthouse workers and visitors to Downtown Brooklyn often stroll over to the world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade for lunch. In good weather a take-out lunch on a Promenade bench means dining with one of the greatest vistas in the world: New York Harbor. … Full Article

Brooklyn news team wins Pulitzer Prize

Three reporters at a small Brooklyn non-profit, InsideClimate News have taken home a Pulitzer Prize. … Full Article

Pentagon eyes closing military bases; Fort Hamilton advocates ‘not worried’

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The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the only active military post in New York City, could wind up on a list of facilities slated for shutdown if Congress grants a Pentagon request for the formation of a new base realignment and closure commission (BRAC) next year. … Full Article


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