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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Brooklyn tourist killed in Jamaican car accident

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in Jamaica say three tourists from the U.S. have died in a traffic collision on the island's north coast, including a Brooklyn woman. … Full Article

Brooklynites In Florida: With Larry King, you can take the boy out of Brooklyn...

Bensonhurst
We found an archived blog post from Clean Plate Charlie (Miami New Times) highlighting Brooklyn boy Larry King's move from his lege … Full Article

Hundreds Ring in 2013 With Icy Plunge at Coney Island

Coney Island
Hundreds of hardy swimmers rang in 2013 with a plunge into the icy sea off Brooklyn's Coney Island, an area struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Gowanus Canal cleanup to cost a half-billion

Gowanus
The EPA on Friday announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal – and it’s slated to cost betw … Full Article

Settlement in Poly Prep sex abuse case

Dyker Heights
An elite Brooklyn prep school has agreed to settle a lawsuit over claims of sex abuse brought by former students. … Full Article

Jersey Shore star to join New Year’s Day Polar Bear plunge at Coney Island

Coney Island
By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle One of the “Jersey Shore” gang is coming to another shore to help raise money for cancer-stricken kids. … Full Article

Special Sandy debris pickup ends Monday

 The New York City sanitation department says its special storm debris pickup will end Monday. … Full Article

Rehab of once-spectacular Smith-9th Sts. station behind schedule again

Gowanus
Completion of rehab work on the Smith-9th streets F and G train station – an elevated station with a view so spectacular that Borough President Marty Markowitz once speculated that it could be a tourist a … Full Article

High wind, flood and snow alert for Brooklyn this afternoon

A winter storm warning is in effect for most of New York state,  with snow, sleet and freezing rain starting this afternoon and lasting into tomorrow morning, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. … Full Article

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