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More families than ever before are suing the city over injuries their kids sustained in city playgrounds, according to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. … Full Article

New York City prepares for 'historic,' dangerous blizzard

“Prepare for the worst,” Mayor Bill de Blasio advised New Yorkers on Sunday -- and prepare they did.  … Full Article

Democrats set convention date for July 2016

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has set July 25, 2016 as the date of the upcoming Democratic Convention. The committee is still in final contract negotiations to choose a host city for the convention and will announce the decision in the coming weeks, according to the DNC. … Full Article

Northeast preps as 1st significant winter storm approaches

HARTFORD— A fast-moving coastal storm is forecast to blast several major cities in the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet and rain on Saturday in the season's first real taste of winter along the busy Interstate 95 corridor. … Full Article

Pols push Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discount plan

In the wake of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority move to increase bridge and tunnel tolls and bus and subway fares, two Bay Ridge elected officials are renewing their call for Brooklyn residents to receive a discount on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum to redesign entry areas in connection with technology initiative

The Brooklyn-based design firm SITU Studio has been selected by the Brooklyn Museum to create a new environment in the entry Pavilion and Lobby to dramatically transform the museum's entry experience. … Full Article

MTA board approves fare hikes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a fare hike on Thursday which will raise the base fare by a quarter, to $2.75, and the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard to $116.50. … Full Article

Protesters demand city preserve Coney Island’s boardwalk

Residents from Coney Island and Brighton Beach turned out in force for a Jan. … Full Article

Lockdown at Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School cancelled after knife mix-up

Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as police followed up on a report of three black males armed with knives. The report turned out to be in error, a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article

1 dead, 1 critical after Brooklyn residential fire

Authorities say one person has died and another is critically injured following an early morning fire in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

LaGuardia rail link highlights Cuomo's transportation plan

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. … Full Article

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