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Report: Starbucks to Williamsburg

Williamsburg may soon be getting its first Starbucks, according to the CBS Local site … Full Article

Will Green-Wood Cemetery turn greenhouse into visitors' center?

Will Green-Wood Cemetery get the go-ahead to turn the magnificent but crumbling Weir Greenhouse into a visitors center? The city Landmarks Preservation Commission will have its say on the matter on Tuesday. … Full Article

NYC 'snow alert' starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday

New York City's sanitation department has issued a "snow alert" starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Personnel are getting equipment and supplies ready. Sanitation is coordinating snow clearing protocol with the Office of Emergency Management and the transportation department. … Full Article

ROACH REVOLUTION: Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S. … Full Article

Gentile says Brooklyn Bridge toll plan is DOA

A proposal being put forth by a former city traffic commissioner to put tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings is getting a Bronx cheer from the man who will soon be the City Council’s most senior member. … Full Article

Memorial for Nelson Mandela in Brooklyn this Sunday

A memorial for Nelson Mandela will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn at The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article

Boys & Girls high school to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a Brooklyn school will be named after South African leader Nelson Mandela. Bloomberg said Friday that the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn will be renamed The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice. … Full Article

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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De Balsio’s deputy has strong experience in health care, finance, public administration

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s announcement of Anthony Shorris as First Deputy Mayor has put a spotlight on a man with a long history of competence in managing city agencies, public authorities, education and health care institutions. … Full Article

Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article

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