Councilmember Mark Treyger has an enticing proposition for his constituents. He is offering them the chance to say how $1 million in city money should be spent in their community. … Full Article

Polar vortex to ‘wreak havoc’ in NYC Tuesday: Prepare for deep freeze, black ice

Warning of “bitter cold and wind,” wind chills of 15 below zero and wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park begins construction on more parkland, bouldering wall, community space

Brooklyn Bridge Park is growing again. Work is starting this week on new parkland, a bouldering wall, an education center and more. The work will take about a year, according to park officials. … Full Article

Repairs on Brooklyn subway line suspended due to cold

A bitterly cold forecast is putting some subway repairs on ice. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday that planned overnight work on the G line has been suspended on Monday and Tuesday. That way, people won't have to stand outside to wait for shuttle buses. … Full Article

Mayor De Blasio – and son Dante -- pass first ‘snow test’

Mayor Bill de Blasio grabbed a shovel – both figuratively and literally -- after winter storm Hercules dumped 6 –7 inches of snow on New York City, and many of the city’s residents gave him high marks in the first ‘test’ of his administration. … Full Article

Hercules packs a punch! Brooklyn digs out from snow storm

Southern Brooklyn did its best to get on with daily life during Winter Storm Hercules on Friday morning, but like their fellow citizens elsewhere in the borough, residents found that the snow, the heavy winds, and the sub-freezing temperatures disrupted their normal routines. … Full Article

Elderly man struck and killed on Seventh Ave.

A 75-year-old man was struck and killed in a freak accident Thursday morning in which a car that had slowed down to let him cross the street was rear-ended by a jeep, causing the auto to hit the elderly pedestrian, police said. … Full Article

Lentol demands safety measures on McGuinness Boulevard

In the wake of an accident that killed a 32-year-old woman on McGuinness Boulevard on Sunday, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is demanding that the city immediately install safety measures on the heavily trafficked Greenpoint street. … Full Article

Coney Island polar bears—not just New Year’s

When TV news-watchers saw hundreds of brave bathers ringing in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island, many were unaware that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club sponsors cold-water swimming every Sunday morning throughout the winter seaso … Full Article


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