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Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of hom … Full Article

Town hall to focus on stopping illegal home conversions

Residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge are growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of a population explosion hitting their communities due to illegal home expansions that create multi-unit apartment houses in what were once charming one- and two-family dwellings. … Full Article

De Blasio visits site of massive Williamsburg blaze, as residents worry about health effects

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the site of Saturday’s massive warehouse fire in Williamsburg on Thursday morning for a briefing from FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Chief of Department James Leonard, and to thank firefighters for their work battling the fire. … Full Article

Group responds to Williamsburg fire with online petition drive

A group of north Brooklyn activists has launched a petition on change.org, calling on the de Blasio administration to implement a more comprehensive environmental and public health plan in response to last weekend’s Williamsburg fire. … Full Article

Probe into fatal Metro-North crash centers on how SUV ended up on tracks

VALHALLA, N.Y.— An investigation into what caused a fiery crash that killed a motorist and five rail riders is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as safety conscious ended up between two crossing gates in her SUV as a commuter train barreled toward her. … Full Article
SHOULD PARKS HAVE HOUSING? BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK THINKS SO

Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC calls for halt on Pierhouse, Pier 6

At the end of a long and sometimes raucous meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council (CAC) Tuesday night, held at Congregation Mount Sinai, members of the CAC passed a resolution calling for a halt on construction of two major … Full Article

Howe’s Brooklyn: The sharp outer edges of Bridge/Park conflict

Bitter conflict and passionate feelings were clear at the community meeting to air grievances against development at the fringes of Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Bay Ridge officials praise de Blasio’s ferry plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that his administration will be instituting a citywide ferry service in 2017 is creating a great deal of excitement in southern Brooklyn communities like Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, where officials praised the plan as a much-needed boost for commuters tired of t … Full Article

Metro-North train crashes into SUV stuck on tracks, killing 6

VALHALLA, N.Y.— A crowded commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a suburban New York crossing and burst into flames, killing six people, seriously injuring nearly a dozen others and sending hundreds of passengers scrambling for safety, authorities said. … Full Article

MTA releases limited edition NBA All-Star Game MetroCards

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is celebrating the All-Star Game’s return to New York with a new branded MetroCard touting the city’s two home basketball teams, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The city last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1998. … Full Article

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