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Too early to plan for Christmas party? Not for this charity group

Christmas is still more than two months away, but one Bensonhurst-based charity organization is already gearing up for an annual holiday event it sponsors. … Full Article

TOMORROW: Coney Island Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

On Wednesday, the Brooklyn Public Library will celebrate the reopening of the Coney Island branch. The Coney Island Library was the most severely flooded and damaged branch in Brooklyn, and much of its structure and facilities had to be replaced or renovated. … Full Article

Woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Brooklyn

Police say a woman has died following a crash at a Brooklyn intersection that involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster and Ralph avenues, in the 63rd Precinct. … Full Article

Cop struck by car on Verrazano Bridge

A cop was struck by a car and was critically injured while working to reopen the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to traffic following overnight construction on Sunday, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials. … Full Article

NYC launches fire safety effort in Sandy's wake

A first-of-its-kind fire-safety push in New York City focuses on homes in areas battered by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Guild for Exceptional Children in Brooklyn honors Maria Hatzipetros for 400 hours of community service

On Friday, Oct. 4, Poly Prep's Maria Hatzipetros was honored by the Guild for Exceptional Children as the first Junior Benefactor in the history of the organization at their annual Autumn Gala at the El Caribe in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sunset Park BID sponsors weapon buyback program

The Sunset Park Business Improvement District (BID) is urging anyone in the neighborhood who has an illegal gun to surrender it to authorities. To entice gun owners reluctant to give up their weapons, the BID is sweetening the pot by offer bank cards worth up to $200. … Full Article

New top cop at 76th precinct

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff handed over the head position at the 76th Police Precinct to Captain Justin Lenz, a 23-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. … Full Article

Eco dock opens at 69th Street pier

New York has a total of 525 miles of shoreline, but to the great frustration of city officials, not much of the waterfront is accessible for recreational use. … Full Article

State says 'No' to Time Warner’s request for nighttime phone disconnects

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday denied Time Warner Cable’s request to be allowed to pull the plug at night on phone customers behind on their bills. … Full Article

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