Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about … Full Article

Mayor-elect de Blasio announces Dean Fuleihan, Albany pro, as Budget Director pick

With a labor-contract tsunami threatening to swamp New York City, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has chosen a man with three decades of experience balancing budgets in Albany to be his new budget director.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects new directors to board

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced on Tuesday the election of Brendan Coburn and Michael Crane to the organization's board of directors. The election took place at the Conservancy's Dec. 17 board meeting. … Full Article

Percentage of immigrants in NYC highest in decades

The percentage of immigrants in New York City's population is the highest it's been in a century. That's according to a city report issued Wednesday. The report says there were just over 3 million foreign-born residents in 2011, out of a population of 8.2 million. … Full Article

Grimm vows fight against cell phone use on planes

With everything airline passengers put up with these days – long security checkpoint lines, fees for carry-on bags, bad food – you might have to add one more: having to listen to the idiotic ring tone blaring from the cell phone of the guy sitting next to you. … Full Article

Landmark status weighed for 88th Precinct station house

To be or not to be … a city landmark? … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission to Two Trees: Domino factory makeover plan must be refined

Sugar, ah, honey, honey. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission sent Two Trees Management's makeover plan for the historic Domino Sugar Refinery back to the drawing board. … Full Article

Shoppers unite! Brooklyn's first Whole Foods opens in Gowanus

Welcome to Brooklyn's coolest Superfund site. … Full Article

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall inductions at Barclays Center

 Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Historical Society has big plans for 2014

A group steeped in history has its eye on the future. … Full Article

Community Board Six presents ‘Core of the Apple’ awards

A police leader and a retired sanitation supervisor received a big pat on the back from Community Board Six for their efforts to improve the quality of life in Park Slope and Red Hook. … Full Article


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