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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bold plan to create a streetcar service to run between Sunset Park and Queens, which has already won the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and transporta … Full Article

Move NY plan to charge tolls on East River bridges gets airing in Boerum Hill

Details of a plan to deal with New York City’s traffic congestion and help fund infrastructure repairs and mass transit were discussed at a town hall meeting at the YWCA in Boerum Hill Thursday night. … Full Article

‘Vision Zero’ pedestrian safety plan pinpoints Brooklyn’s trouble spots

Reaction has been positive in the borough to the Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which was unveiled on Thursday by NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Deputy Inspector Amin Kosseim. … Full Article

Friday Feb. 20: Our World In Pictures

Artist Paints Gorilla Mural: Artist Anat Ronen works on a mural featuring gorillas on Feb. 11 in Houston. The mural is one of five commissioned by the Houston Zoo to celebrate the coming arrival of seven western lowland gorillas. … Full Article

Sunset Park leaders give cops coins in show of support

When Sunset Park business and civic leaders wanted to show support for the cops in their local precinct, the 72nd, in the wake of the assassinations of detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, they put their money where their mouths were…literally. … Full Article

New legislation to extend recoupment fairness to Sandy victims

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced legislation to extend recoupment fairness to Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom are now being asked by FEMA to pay back money already spent on their recovery effort. … Full Article

NY officials announce task force to fight tenant harassment

State and city officials have launched a joint task force to crack down on New York landlords who harass tenants to force them into vacating rent-regulated apartments. … Full Article

Tax season: Free filing help available in Brooklyn

Because of budget cuts, the IRS has had to decrease the amount of filing advice it can give to confused callers during this year’s tax season. … Full Article

Golden wants felony charges against owners of illegal housing

A week before Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge community leaders are planning to hold a town hall forum to put together a battle plan against illegal home conversions, state Sen. Marty Golden is redoubling his efforts to pass legislation to crack down on property owners. … Full Article

Proposal to add tolls on Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg Bridges

Transportation advocates want to implement tolls on New York City's free bridges spanning the East River and across the entire length of 60th street in Manhattan. They say that would fill an estimated $15 billion hole in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital budget plan. … Full Article

NY breaks ground on Coney Island beach-protection project

New York elected officials have broken ground on a $25 million project to protect the shoreline at Coney Island. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Army Corps of Engineers project will replenish and repair beachfront areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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