Despite more police, West Indian Day events marred by deaths

Revelers in costumes danced as the sounds of steel drums filled the air Monday at the city's annual West Indian Day Parade, but despite an expanded police presence violence again marred the event, with two people shot to death at pre-dawn festivities. … Full Article

NYC: Prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine over Labor Day Weekend

As Tropical Storm Hermine heads north, New York City's Emergency Management Department warns residents to get ready for possible flooding, high winds and rip currents. … Full Article

MTA sponsors underground art contest

How nice would it be to wander through a Brooklyn subway station and have the opportunity to admire brand new artwork created by an artist? That is precisely what the MTA has planned. … Full Article

NYPD might not say if officer at center of Eric Garner chokehold death is punished

New York City might never tell the public if the police officer at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold death case is disciplined, the mayor and police commissioner indicated this week after reaching a new interpretation of a 40-year-old state civil rights law. … Full Article

Community board and biking advocates at odds over controversial Classon Avenue bike lane issue

A war of words has erupted between a Brooklyn community board and a major cycling advocacy group over which agency is to blame for the lack of a bike lane on busy — and increasingly dangerous — Classon Avenue. … Full Article

Oakland Raiders give tickets, signed football to family of Flatbush dad murdered over stolen hat

The Oakland Raiders on Sunday graciously gave free game tickets to the family of a Brooklyn father who was murdered in Flatbush on Aug. 3 over his son’s stolen hat. … Full Article

Seniors’ outcry leads to polling site fix in Brooklyn Heights

Seniors residing at 10 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights were ecstatic to learn late Wednesday that BOE approved a room in their own building as a polling site for the November election. … Full Article

‘Most Extensive Security Ever’ promised for West Indian Day Parades

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced tough new security plans for this year’s J’Ouvert and West Indian-American Day Carnival parades, to deter a repeat of the fatal violence that marred J’Ouvert in 2015. … Full Article

New-York Historical Society to explore Battle of Brooklyn

This fall, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the largest single battle of the American Revolution, the New-York Historical Society will present “The Battle of Brooklyn,” on view from Sept. 23, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. … Full Article


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