After Republicans abandoned the vote on their much-scorned American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Friday, Brooklyn and other New York officials — most of them Democrats — weighed in with statements cas … Full Article

Friday Nov. 13, Our World In Pictures

KATHMANDU — Cow Worshipped in Street: A boy walks his cow after offering it to devotees for worship during Tihar festival celebrations on Wednesday. Cows are considered sacred to Hindus and devotees offer money to the boy after they worship the cow. … Full Article
Just A Common Soldier

Brooklyn actor pays tribute on Veterans Day with "Just a Common Soldier"

The rain couldn't scare these veterans away as Brooklyn-born actor Tony Lo Bianco and the Times Square Advertising Coalition hosted an event in Times Square on Tuesday morning, in honor of Veterans Day, to pay tribute to the 21 million living veterans who served in the military. … Full Article

Stringer: Many in areas of Brooklyn and Queens lack health insurance

In some New York City neighborhoods, almost a quarter of residents lack health insurance. … Full Article

The true origin of the Pickleback

No cocktail raises more eyebrows and yields more skepticism than the pickleback. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 12, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Mother Mourns Veteran Son: Jiffy Helton Sarver places flowers at the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Wednesday in Canton. "This was his favorite time of day," said Sarver. … Full Article

Letitia James introduces legislation to protect NYC pedestrians

On Tuesday, Public Advocate Letitia James announced new legislation to protect pedestrians crossing at intersections in New York City. … Full Article

Here’s why fast-food workers are striking in 500 U.S. cities

Workers carrying banners reading "A living wage = quality care" and "On strike for work that sustains families" blocked traffic and rallied outside a McDonald’s in Downtown Brooklyn, Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. … Full Article

NYPD Commissioner Bratton chides union contract gamble

Police Commissioner William Bratton is saying the head of New York City's rank-and-file police union "rolled the dice and lost" in negotiating for a new contract. … Full Article

Gentile warns of illegal home conversion dangers

The city is starting to make progress in the fight against illegal home conversions, but more needs to be done to stop the unlawful practice, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said elected officials, civic groups and individual citizens are working together to solve the proble … Full Article

Moving Borough Hall ceremony honors Brooklyn’s veterans

Specialist Bryan Dilberian works with the FDNY 9 to 5 and just played in a hockey game against West Point. (West Point lost, he says.) … Full Article


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