BPL unveils seven proposals for redeveloped Brooklyn Heights Library

It was rough sledding Thursday night for Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) officials as they presented seven proposals to re-develop the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article

Bloomberg: Arms website selling guns illegally

Thousands of guns could be sold illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on just one classified ad website, according to an investigation commissioned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. … Full Article

Feds to railroads: Review speed rules, training

Federal regulators are ordering railroads all over the country to review rules about speed after a New York City derailment that killed four people last week. … Full Article

HOW COULD HE? De Blasio leaving Brooklyn for Gracie Mansion

Once more, Gracie Mansion will be home to the mayor of New York City. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ended weeks of speculation by announcing Wednesday that his family would move to the mayor's official residence. … Full Article

Cuomo awards job grants to 824 projects statewide

ALBANY— New York's Mohawk Valley, North County, Capital Region, Southern Tier and Long Island are the big winners in this year's round of competitive state economic development grants. Each region won more than $80 million in tax breaks, funding and capital. … Full Article

Schneiderman pushes 'kill switch' for stolen cellphones

ALBANY— State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing wireless carriers to put safety over profits in his effort to require anti-theft measures to be installed in smartphones. … Full Article

Weir waiting for a fix-up, aren't we?

Green-Wood Cemetery wants to demolish one-third of the landmarked Weir Greenhouse before restoring the rest of it – and surrounding it with a big new building for a visitors center. … Full Article

Coney Island YMCA expected to bring jobs, economic boost

A new YMCA in Coney Island will provide an economic boost to the neighborhood by providing jobs for local residents, officials are predicting. … Full Article

Snow? S'no problem! But watch out for the ice on Wednesday

The sun is out but so are city salt-spreaders as the frozen remains of Tuesday’s snowmelt is expected to cause slippery conditions throughout Wednesday’s commute. … Full Article

NYC predicts 54 million tourists for 2013

Official predictions show that a record 54.3 million visitors will have arrived in New York City by the end of 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that the number of annual tourists has jumped by 20 million since he took office in 2002. … Full Article


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