Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration p … Full Article

NYC's 25 mph speed limit law goes into effect

New York City's 25 mph speed limit is now the law. It went into effect Friday.
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FEMA pledges at least $1.6 billion to aid Sandy-damaged public hospitals

Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced on Thursday that the city has secured a commitment of at least $1.6 billion in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair and protect the city’s public hospitals damaged during Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Scaling the Heights: Brooklyn-born or transplanted, devoted residents here plant their deep roots

Around Halloween, when golden maple leaves collect along the streets and orange pumpkins give stoops and steps a warm glow, Brooklyn Heights looks and feels almost, for New York City at least, like small town America — but reconstructed among brownstones and apartment blocks. … Full Article

Pier 6 development expected to be hot topic at Nov. 7 BBP board meeting

Opponents of two towers planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) at Pier 6 say they plan to speak out at the Friday, Nov. 7 board of trustees meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. … Full Article

No Halloween Prank: Half-built ‘Horror House’ finally dead

While many of those who look at 1882 East 12th St. in Sheepshead Bay may just see neglected land and real estate blight, the property — now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence — represents something very different to Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn). … Full Article

Wednesday Nov. 5: Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Election Results Sprawled Across Front Pages Outside of Newseum:  A man looks over the front pages from newspapers around the country that are on display outside the Newseum in Washington on Wednesday. … Full Article

Three who helped save Montague Street stabbing victim honored at Borough Hall

Borough President Eric Adams paid tribute on Monday to three Brooklyn heroes for helping to save the life of a man stabbed by an employee on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights on September 22. … Full Article

Tuesday Nov. 4: Our World In Pictures

PERU — Man Digs Grave for Brother-in-Law: In this Oct. 29 photo, Dionisio Mulla digs a grave for his brother-in-law Felix Huaman in Huallhua in Peru's Ayahuanco district. … Full Article

Brooklynites’ greatest hopes, concerns detailed in new study

A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites reveals residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. … Full Article

With Car2Go, questions on private use of public space

What if your local car dealer closed its lots and chose to park its inventory on your street instead? What if rental car companies did the same? … Full Article


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