A Coney Island civic leader who founded an organization 10 years ago to help the people of her community find jobs and housing has been nationally recognized by a cable television network for her w … Full Article

NYPD to keep close eye on Super Bowl fans

When Super Bowl fans fill the streets of New York City next week, police will be watching them closely — in person, in the air and on closed-circuit monitors. … Full Article

R train riders benefit from ferry service extension, pols say

The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the Sunset Park-Wall Street ferry service into the spring will help R train riders coping with the loss of direct service to Manhattan, according to southern Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy – buy or die?

As I approached the corner of Throop Avenue and Van Buren Street in early summer 2013, I couldn't help but notice the giant "Murder — $50,000 Reward" sign that loomed over the intersection, emblazoned with the photo of a dead businessman. … Full Article

$1.7M missing from Menachem Stark's bank account?

A court-ordered review of an account controlled by a Brooklyn businessman discovered dead in a trash bin has found that $1.7 million was improperly removed. The account belongs to Menachem Stark and his business partner. … Full Article

Board 10 has ideas on bringing ‘Vision Zero’ plan to Bay Ridge

After Bill de Blasio vowed to stem the rising tide of pedestrian fatalities in the city and outlined several new safety measures, the district manager of Community Board 10 offered ideas on how the mayor could make Bay Ridge streets safer. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park receives prestigious national planning award

Brooklyn Bridge Park will receive the American Planning Association’s 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design for transforming 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s formerly inaccessible waterfront into a  … Full Article

Brooklyn digs out after snow blitz; de Blasio sends more plows to Upper East Side

The biggest snowfall of the season so far brought up to ten and a half inches of the white stuff to Brooklyn, forcing the shuttering of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the closure of some private schools. … Full Article

Pussy Riot members to appear at Barclays for Amnesty human rights concert

Members of the Russian art collective Pussy Riot, who were recently freed from prison after 21 months, will participate in Amnesty International’s landmark “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at Barclays Center on Feb. 5, Amnesty International announced this week. … Full Article

Snowstorm forces closure of Fort Hamilton

Winter Storm Janus, which dumped nearly a foot of snow on New York City during the day Tuesday and into the night, had a major impact on southern Brooklyn, forcing the closure of the U.S. … Full Article

MTA urges New Yorkers to leave work early and stay inside

On its website,, the MTA posted its snowstorm update, urging "customers to leave work early today and finish traveling early tonight." … Full Article


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