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$3M in Sandy funding approved for Coney Island’s Steeplechase Pier

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced more than $3.4 million in federal funding for Sandy-related repairs to the Coney Island Steeplechase Pier. … Full Article

NY Senate shelves plan to allow local minimum wage increases

A proposal to let cities in New York state set their own minimum wages was shelved by lawmakers in the state Senate on Monday — dealing a setback to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others who want the state to relinquish its total control of the wage. … Full Article

De Blasio: No threats against police amid Baltimore violence

Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying he is not aware of any threats against police in New York City in the wake of violence in Baltimore. … Full Article

Legal hardball: Brooklyn Heights preservationists put more muscle behind ‘Save the View Now’

No more hand-made flyers and five dollar bills gathered in a passed hat. … Full Article

Brooklyn congressman drafts bill making police chokeholds a crime

A New York congressman, citing last year's videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he's sponsoring a bill that would make the maneuver a federal crime. … Full Article

Groups trying to turn Myrtle Avenue into an age-friendly thoroughfare

It is no secret that Brooklyn is rapidly changing — cranes can be spotted at every corner of Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods. Now, a few groups are trying to make sure that senior citizens are not left behind because of the changes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Professor Joseph Crea turns 100

Professor Joseph Crea, who turned 100 years old on April 26, has been teaching at Brooklyn Law School for more than five decades, including a course in Commercial Paper and Banking as recently as 2014. … Full Article

Monday April 27, Our World In Pictures

MOUNT EVEREST — Rescue Team Arrives After Avalanche: In this photo provided by Azim Afif, a helicopter prepares to rescue people from camp 1 and 2 at Everest Base Camp, Nepal, on Monday. … Full Article
Pierhouse Project Update in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Judge partially halts construction of Pierhouse project in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The preservationist group Save the View Now announced on Thursday that a Brooklyn judge has issued a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, pending the outcome of a lawsuit the group filed on Tuesday. … Full Article
L Train Closures In Brooklyn Impacts Local Businesses

VIDEO: L train weekend closure affects local businesses

With more track work scheduled for the L train, local businesses in Williamsburg are seeing a marked decline in their weekend sales. … Full Article

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