President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Brooklyn man tried to sneak gun past JFK security; hidden in PlayStation 2

A Brooklyn man was arrested at JFK on Wednesday after trying to sneak a disassembled .22 caliber semi-automatic onto a plane inside a PlayStation 2 video game console. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 18: Our World In Pictures

BRAZIL — Santa Claus Zip Lines Down Mountain: A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC Housing Authority missed out on $700 million

City-owned housing projects are crumbling, yet the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) missed out on almost $700 million in revenue and cost savings opportunities, according to an audit carried out by cit … Full Article

Horse carriage opponents use star power to push bill

Animal rights advocates have enlisted the help of celebrities in their efforts to get the City Council to pass a ban on the horse carriage industry. … Full Article

New York will move to prohibit fracking

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. … Full Article

In The Navy: Brooklyn woman serving on assault ship in Southeast Asia

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Shrese Davis, a native of Brooklyn, is seeing the world from aboard the amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Makin Island. Davis graduated from Pacific High School in 2004 and enlisted into the Navy the following year. … Full Article

FDNY on pace to have its busiest year in history

The Fire Department of New York is on pace to have its busiest year on record, according to city officials. … Full Article

VIDEO: Borough Hall recognizes Eric Garner, fallen police at Xmas tree lighting

Brooklyn had its very own Christmas tree lighting event in front of Borough Hall on Monday, and Borough President Eric Adams used the opportunity to promote unity between police and the community. … Full Article

City performs DNA tests to establish paternity

The city’s Human Resources Administration does DNA testing to settle the question of whether a particular man has fathered a child. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park welcomes Brooklyn artist’s solar-powered sculpture

A new solar-powered sculpture by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin is lighting up the sky from the roof of 334 Furman St., near Pier 5, in Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). The park, in partnership with Tom Fruin Studio, has welcomed the installation for one year. … Full Article


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