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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bold plan to create a streetcar service to run between Sunset Park and Queens, which has already won the support of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and transporta … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Library deal overwhelmingly approved by full City Council

The full New York City Council voted decisively on Wednesday to approve the controversial proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Thursday Dec. 17, Our World In Pictures

INDONESIA — Santas Go Surfing: Surf instructors dressed as Santa Claus teach children how to surf at Kuta beach in Bali on Thursday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Unity Task Force to meet on Trump

In the wake of statements made by Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump about banning Muslims from entering the U.S., the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force will meet on Dec. 21 to come up with a plan to show how different faiths in the neighborhood are united against prejudice. … Full Article

BP Adams declares ‘Pamela Brier Day’ in Brooklyn

The Maimonides Medical Center board of trustees recently hosted a breakfast reception at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Rotunda celebrating Pamela Brier, outgoing president and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, for the achievements under her leadership. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 16, Our World In Pictures

LAS VEGAS — GOP Debaters Take Stage: Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the  … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: How Levin crafted final deal for Brooklyn Heights Library

Councilmember Stephen Levin has called the proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West “the most controversial issue I’ve seen in my district since being elected in 2009.” … Full Article

Many cities got LA schools bomb threat, NYC officials say

New York City officials say they and many cities across the country received the same threat that closed the Los Angeles school system. … Full Article

Borough Park street named for Holocaust hero

A Borough Park street was officially renamed by New York City on Sunday in memory of a rabbi who helped save thousands of Polish refugees and Slovakian Jews from concentration camps during the dark years of the Holocaust. … Full Article

NYC officials say threat that closed LA schools is a hoax

New York City school officials received the same bomb threat early Tuesday that prompted the closure of the Los Angeles school system, but police quickly concluded that it was a hoax. … Full Article

Help for immigrants seeking citizenship comes to Greenpoint

Sara Sandoval, dressed in a neat black skirt and blue top and sporting a fashionable scarf emblazoned with the word “Roma,” has been in the U.S. 46 years. Originally from Argentina, Ms. Sandoval, 71, was applying for U.S. citizenship for the first time at a CUNY Citizenship Now! … Full Article

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