A three-alarm fire thought to be fed by 150 cases of “Spare Fuel” for autos broke out in a garage in the Mapleton section of Borough Park on Friday afternoon and quickly spread to two adjacent resi … Full Article

Wednesday Jan. 13, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Obama Gives Last SOTU: Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan listen as President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. … Full Article

Developer’s offer for Brooklyn Heights' Pineapple Walk property increases dramatically

In a private meeting Monday night, shareholders of the Whitman Owner Corp. co-op at 75 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights learned that a developer has upped its offer for a strip of shops along brick-lined Pineapple Walk. … Full Article

‘Don’t close the Pop-Up Pool!’ say Brooklyn pols

My, how time flies! After a highly successful four-year run, the popular little Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to close at the end of next summer, after its fifth season. … Full Article

Schumer calls on FTA to provide federal funds to improve L train

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to ensure federal funds are budgeted for improvements along the overcrowded L train. … Full Article

NYC Emergency Management honors volunteers who assisted in October Borough Park building explosion recovery efforts

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito hosted a recognition ceremony at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn to honor the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers who assisted the Borough Park community following a building expl … Full Article

Tuesday Jan. 12, Our World In Pictures

EAST RIVER — Tower Reflects Off the Water: Early morning fog clouds the view of the Freedom Tower, as seen from the East River ferry last week.   … Full Article

Jeffries, Stringer push for ‘smart guns’ for NYPD

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to use the city’s purchasing power to push gun manufacturers to create high-tech “smart guns” for the NYPD. … Full Article

Bensonhurst resident singled out for ‘Graduate Student of the Year Award’ by NY State Association

Bensonhurst resident Alina Kheyson, a second year master’s student at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, has been awarded the Graduate Student of the Year Award by the New York State Social Work Educa … Full Article

City asks landlords to rent to Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy victims whose homes are being rebuilt are getting help from the de Blasio administration in finding temporary housing during the construction. … Full Article

Monday Jan. 11, Our World In Pictures

LONDON — Fans Mourn Death: A woman lays flowers next to a mural of British singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton on Monday. … Full Article


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