President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Gentile secures $200,000 for cleaner streets

The shopping strips in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst are going to be a lot cleaner now that the city is pumping in nearly $200,000 in additional funding for sanitation services, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Cobble Hill shocked at latest change in LICH development proposal

Cobble Hill residents said they were shocked to learn at a recent meeting that Fortis Property Group has changed the “worst-case scenario” of their development plan for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

New York City tests post-disaster housing

After years of proposed testing, New York City has finally tried out its post-disaster apartment pods that were built and developed by The New York City Office of Emergency Management. … Full Article

De Blasio’s Bail Lab looks to change how suspects are treated

The de Blasio administration is moving forward with a plan to revamp the system by which crime suspects are jailed while awaiting trial. … Full Article

Rat Race: With complaints on rise, NYC redoubles efforts

To many in New York City, the rats are winning. … Full Article

Tuesday Oct. 20, Our World In Pictures

NEW DEHLI — Effigies Line Roads: Girls walk past effigies of demon king Ravana displayed for sale at a roadside before Hindu festival Dussehra on Tuesday. … Full Article

Advocacy group says survey shows Pierhouse project juts into protected view plane

A group working to protect the scenic view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade says a new land survey has discovered that a 20-foot section of the penthouse apartment atop the Pierhouse project in Brooklyn Bridge Park juts into a protected view plane and has to come down. … Full Article

Activist Christopher Swain swims the Gowanus Canal in spite of EPA warnings

After a failed attempt in April due to inclement weather, clean water advocate Christopher Swain finally completed his 1.8-mile swim of the Gowanus Canal on Saturday morning.   … Full Article

Clarke: NYPD responds to 770 domestic violence calls daily

The NYPD responds to a staggering number of domestic violence reports — 770 every day — according to U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, who recently held a forum with experts and elected officials to come up with ways to address the problem. … Full Article

Monday Oct. 19, Our World In Pictures

MALAYSIA — Prayers Are Offered: Ethnic Chinese citizens offer prayers and offerings during the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. … Full Article


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