Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

What's News for May 28

BOROUGHWIDE — A congressman pressed police Tuesday to reduce low-level marijuana arrests after new numbers suggested little change under a mayoral administration that vowed to lower them. … Full Article

Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

Science and technology enthusiasts are heading to Downtown Brooklyn this week for the return of the World Science Festival. Events are taking place for the third year at NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with other Brooklyn venues and across the city. … Full Article

Tom Kane street naming ceremony set for Saturday

“Tom loved the community and the community loved him back,” said Camille Orrichio Loccisano, a friend of the late Tom Kane. … Full Article

Ferry runs aground at Jamaica Bay

FDNY responders evacuated 25 passengers and four crew members from a Seastreak ferry which ran aground in Jamaica Bay on Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

Residents charge picnic parties leave piles of trash in Owl’s Head Park

The formerly tranquil and pristine setting of Owl’s Head Park is rapidly turning into a trash-filled mess, according to residents who live near the Bay Ridge recreation spot. … Full Article

What's News for May 27

WilliamsburgNew York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that Brooklyn is the king of New York City’s economic growth at a Williamsburg press conference on Tuesday. … Full Article

NYPD officers to carry heroin overdose antidotes

Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses, officials said Tuesday. … Full Article

History group’s Liberty Weekend makes the past come alive

If you love American history, then the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst is the place to be this weekend (May 31-June 1). … Full Article

Scientists to drop research drones into future hurricanes

MIAMI— The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts — but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. … Full Article


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