Lawmakers OK NYPD watchdog, overriding vetoes

New York police have been given two layers of oversight in two weeks that are intended to balance the force's culture of aggressive crime prevention tactics with the civil liberties of the New Yorkers they've sworn to protect. … Full Article

Lander says DOT taking 2nd look at Ocean Parkway

A dangerous Kensington intersection where a woman was killed while crossing the street earlier this summer might be getting safety improvements, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the process of re-evaluating the corner. … Full Article

Sid Bernstein, booker of many Brooklyn acts, dies

Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday at age 95. … Full Article

The Aging In New York Fund to celebrate Grandparents’ Day at Prospect Park with its first-ever charitable walk for seniors

Prospect Park
To enhance the quality of life for all our seniors, the Aging in New York Fund (ANYF) has created a unique fundraising experience on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Prospect Park. … Full Article

Levin wants city to produce data on movie shoots

Brooklyn Heights
New York is starting to rival Hollywood as a place where movies and television shows are filmed. Hundreds of films and television shows are shot on city streets each year, according to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Television. … Full Article

Your November mayoral election results will now come much faster

ALBANY— A new law will modernize and speed the process of reporting election results in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday that will allow county election boards to replace hand-written tallies of vote results with computerized, portable memory devices. … Full Article

Times Warner/CBS blackout temporarily lifted to air NYC debates

Time Warner Cable and CBS have agreed to temporarily lift the blackout on CBS so New Yorkers can catch the debates in the last weeks of the Democratic races for mayor and comptroller. The agreement means the city comptroller debate will air live at 7 p.m. Thursday. … Full Article

Sigh of Relief: Bloomberg extends Brooklyn ferry service through January

Sunset Park
R train riders received some “ferry” good news on Wednesday. … Full Article

BAM installs new bike lot at 31 Lafayette Avenue featuring mural

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will unveil a new BAM Bike Park and BAMart Outdoor installation on Sept. … Full Article

Plastic bags in grocery stores will cost you, if new bill passes

Park Slope
That plastic bag your grocer puts your eggs and bread in at the checkout counter will cost you 10 cents, if a new bill introduced on Tuesday wins the City Council’s approval. … Full Article


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