Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the may … Full Article

Noxious odor from bus depot sickens dozens of kids at Sunset Park elementary school

Firefighters evaluated 66 children and four adults at a Sunset Park, Brooklyn elementary school on Friday after the children and staff became dizzy and nauseated by a noxious odor at roughly 11 a.m. … Full Article

De Blasio, Bratton unveil ‘cutting-edge’ NYPD training program

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and other NYPD officials on Thursday unveiled a new, comprehensive three-day training program for recruits, current police officers and supervisors. … Full Article

Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown. … Full Article

Williamsburg man sentenced for making false 911 calls

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to six months in jail for making false 911 calls of emergencies in his Williamsburg neighborhood. Louis Segna was convicted in August of three counts of falsely reporting an incident. … Full Article

PBA Lynch: Cops ‘thrown under the bus’ by de Blasio after Eric Garner decision

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch said on Thursday that NYPD officers felt Mayor Bill de Blasio had “thrown them under the bus” in a statement he gave about the death of Eric Garner on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in. … Full Article

Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after w … Full Article

Protests erupt after decision in Eric Garner chokehold death

The cellphone video of the last moments of Eric Garner's life was watched millions of times on the Internet, clearly showing a white police officer holding the unarmed black man in a chokehold, even as he repeatedly gasped, "I can't breathe." … Full Article

Holder: Justice Department to open investigation into death of Eric Garner

Attorney General Eric Holder announced late Wednesday that the U.S. … Full Article

NYC pols react to Eric Garner decision

Reaction to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Staten Island’s Eric Garner was swift in New York City. … Full Article


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