The odds of dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin scoring a direct hit on New York are now very low as forecasts have the hurricane passing well off the eastern coast. … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano, Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club offer turkeys to soldiers at Ft. Hamilton

Members of the Rotary Club of Verrazano, along with the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, donated fifty 20-pound turkeys to soldiers at Fort Hamilton on Monday. … Full Article

Hundreds march in NYC to protest Ferguson decision

Hundreds of people marched in New York City to peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, a shooting that has sparked weeks of sometime violent protests. … Full Article

A thousand turkeys, tons of veggies at Brooklyn Borough Hall Thanksgiving giveaway

Surrounded by piles of collards and sacks of potatoes piled on the steps of Borough Hall on Monday morning, Borough President Eric Adams and a host of volunteers distributed 1,000 turkeys and several tons of fixings to representatives of more than a hundred Brooklyn community groups and food pant … Full Article

Monday Nov. 24: Our World In Pictures

ISRAEL — Waves Crash on Family at Pier: Waves hit family members on a pier at the old port of Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday. … Full Article

Gowanus United protests proposed parole facility

The temperatures were below freezing this past Wednesday, but that didn’t stop more than 100 local residents of Gowanus, including local politicians and many school children, from rallying at a proposed site of a parole facility on Second Avenue. … Full Article

Ideas for the Brooklyn Strand include a permanent home for Smorgasburg

Imagine a new home for Smorgasburg or a revamped Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza Park with better lighting, bathrooms and more public programming. … Full Article

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free kosher turkeys in Flatbush

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Mixed feelings over Verrazano Bridge anniversary celebrations

Brooklyn residents had their chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at a party held in Bay Ridge Thursday night that featured all of the things one may associate with a birthday party — a cake adorned with candles, f … Full Article

Coney Island leader wins $5,000 grant from USA Network

A Coney Island civic leader who founded an organization 10 years ago to help the people of her community find jobs and housing has been nationally recognized by a cable television network for her work. … Full Article

Brooklyn College urged to cancel Students for Justice in Palestine event

Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) event scheduled for Thursday evening, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward. … Full Article


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