Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

New legislation to extend recoupment fairness to Sandy victims

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced legislation to extend recoupment fairness to Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom are now being asked by FEMA to pay back money already spent on their recovery effort. … Full Article

NY officials announce task force to fight tenant harassment

State and city officials have launched a joint task force to crack down on New York landlords who harass tenants to force them into vacating rent-regulated apartments. … Full Article

Tax season: Free filing help available in Brooklyn

Because of budget cuts, the IRS has had to decrease the amount of filing advice it can give to confused callers during this year’s tax season. … Full Article

Golden wants felony charges against owners of illegal housing

A week before Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge community leaders are planning to hold a town hall forum to put together a battle plan against illegal home conversions, state Sen. Marty Golden is redoubling his efforts to pass legislation to crack down on property owners. … Full Article

Proposal to add tolls on Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg Bridges

Transportation advocates want to implement tolls on New York City's free bridges spanning the East River and across the entire length of 60th street in Manhattan. They say that would fill an estimated $15 billion hole in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital budget plan. … Full Article

NY breaks ground on Coney Island beach-protection project

New York elected officials have broken ground on a $25 million project to protect the shoreline at Coney Island. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Army Corps of Engineers project will replenish and repair beachfront areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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NYPD: Freezing temps may have claimed man's life in Coney Island

Authorities say freezing temperatures may have claimed the life of a man found dead on the Coney Island boardwalk. Police identified the 77-year-old victim as Bai-Ping Wen. … Full Article

Brooklyn Braces for More Snow Early Tuesday

Snow will begin after midnight on Monday and continue through about noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.  … Full Article

Celebrating more than 8,000 years of love at Brooklyn Borough Hall

More than 150 couples who have been together 50 years or more celebrated their combined 8,245 years of love at a Borough Hall Valentine’s Day party -- complete with lunch, dancing and a photo booth -- on Friday. … Full Article

De Blasio announces commitments to strengthen City’s Tech workforce

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced 14 initial industry commitments to support the delivery of technology education, training and job opportunities to thousands of New Yorkers as part of the Administration’s NYC Tech Talent Pipeline initiative. … Full Article


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