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

NYC approves plans to replace payphones with free Wi-Fi hotspots

A city committee approved on Wednesday a 12-year contract which would replace New York City’s sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee unanimously approved the proposal to install the sleek aluminum Wi-Fi kiosks across the city. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 10: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK CITY — 87 Humpback Sightings Near City in 2014: In this June 2014 photo provided by Gotham Whale, a humpback whale breaks through the surface of the Atlantic Ocean just off a beach on the Rockaway peninsula near New York City. … Full Article

Tourist gets community service for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

A French tourist will have to spend 240 hours cleaning a Manhattan jail for scaling the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s 41st district remembers Pearl Harbor

Veterans of the 41st city council district and beyond were honored by Councilmember Darlene Mealy at the sixth annual Intergenerational Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Tuesday afternoon at the Christopher Blenman Senior Center. Features of the program included the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and D … Full Article

Vote on NYC Wi-Fi hot spot contract set for Wednesday

The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) is set to vote on Wednesday afternoon whether or not to approve a contract which would replace New York City’s payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. … Full Article

Brooklyn politicians respond to 770 Eastern Parkway synagogue knife attack

A knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday before being fatally shot by a police officer after he refused to drop the knife, officials report. … Full Article

FDNY to train 5,000 NYC teens in new CPR technique

A high school student is standing in line at the store and suddenly the customer in front of him or her has a heart attack and collapses. What happens then? … Full Article

Resolution calls for urgently needed housing for record homeless population

New York City Council members stood with homeless and housing advocates at the steps of City Hall Monday afternoon in support of a resolution calling on Gov. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Royal family visits Brooklyn's Barclays Center

It was one of the most buzzworthy nights in Brooklyn in a long time. … Full Article

James, Kyrie, Nets in 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and multiple Brooklyn players wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts while they warmed up for Monday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nets. … Full Article


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