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De Blasio names NYC transition team leaders

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named two longtime civic leaders to head his transition team. De Blasio said Wednesday that Jennifer Jones Austin and Carl Weisbrod will serve as co-chairs. … Full Article

NY Republican leader jabs Cuomo over fracking

ALBANY— As state Republican Chairman Ed Cox leads an attack Wednesday on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's indecision over whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, Democrats attacked Cox's own personal stock and position with a global natural gas drilling company. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's Italian roots town cheers

ROME— The southern Italian town of Bill de Blasio's maternal grandfather is cheering his landslide victory in New York City's mayoral election and inviting him to receive honorary citizenship in a ceremony. … Full Article

Bette Midler donates trees to obscure Bay Ridge highway noise

The Divine Miss M is helping Bay Ridge residents get more ZZZZs. … Full Article

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio calls inequality biggest challenge facing NYC

Following his landslide election victory on Tuesday night, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio thanked his many supporters in an acceptance speech delivered at the Park Slope Armory, and told the cheering crowd that the hard work was just beginning.
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Technical problems plague Brooklyn polling places early on election day

Voting in several districts across Brooklyn – many in what might be considered “de Blasio territory” - got off to a rough start Tuesday morning with widespread reports of electronic voting machine malfunctions. … Full Article

Two Trees Management Co. announces new public art commission

Two Trees Management Co., in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, is pleased to present Bird God Drone, a sculpture by British artist Nick Hornby, at Clumber Corner, located at the intersection of Washington and Prospect Streets in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Schumer wants to put tracking devices on autistic kids

It’s a case that is every parent’s nightmare. Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who walked out of his Long Island City school and hasn’t been seen since, has been officially missing for more than a month. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio votes in NYC mayor's race

Democrat Bill de Blasio has voted in the New York City mayoral race. De Blasio's family joined him as he cast his ballot Tuesday at a public library branch in Brooklyn. The candidate said the election offers "a stark contrast" between himself and Republican Joe Lhota. … Full Article

Steve Cohn’s breakfast at Junior’s unites political rivals

Even though this year’s election season has pitted Democrats and Republicans against each other – and, during the primaries, Democrats and Republicans against members of their own parties – officials of all political persuasions were socializing in harmony at Brooklyn attorney Steve Cohn’s  … Full Article

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