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After more than a decade of advocacy and planning, a project to transform three triangular parks along North Flatbush Avenue into pedestrian-friendly islands of green will kick off next week. … Full Article

No tunnel out for Mexican drug lord El Chapo, facing justice in Brooklyn

The world’s most notorious drug kingpin and prison escape artist, “El Chapo” Guzman, won’t be tunneling his way out jail in New York City, law enforcement officials said at a press conference in Brooklyn on Friday following Guzman’s extradition to New York City. … Full Article

Cities receive guidance on sanctuary immigration policies

New York state’s attorney general on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration. … Full Article

20 people trapped in Court Street R Train elevator for second time in months

A group of 20 commuters was stuck for 30 minutes in the elevator at the R train Court Street station at Clinton and Montague streets on Wednesday afternoon. FDNY officials arrived at the lift around 4:15 p.m. and were able to remove everyone unharmed. … Full Article

Revamped Kings County psych unit gets high marks as feds drop supervision

Seven years after Kings County Hospital's psychiatric unit was placed under federal supervision when its shocking mistreatment of patients came to light, the U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday gave the center's Behavioral Health Service (BHS) a clean bill of health and closed the case. … Full Article

Meet the NYPD mounted unit patrolling Bay Ridge

“A horse is a horse of course, of course,” unless the horse is part of the NYPD Mounted Unit, a program that enables them to help protect the community. … Full Article

BP Adams kicks off partnership with award-winning app to identify millions in financial benefits for New Yorkers in need

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams kicked off his partnership with Benefit Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based technology platform that won the NYC BigApps contest in 2015, to help identify millions of dollars in financial benefits for New Yorkers in need, according to a press release  … Full Article

Cuomo revives affordable housing tax break

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that he plans to introduce legislation to create a new real estate tax exemption program to replace the expired 421-a program. … Full Article

Brooklyn honors MLK at first annual March of Peace

In anticipation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, District 20’s (including Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst) Pre-K Center Z075, located on Bay 11th Street, hosted a successful March of Peace celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. … Full Article

Staten Island borough president calls for Brooklyn to St. George ferry route

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is asking the city to “right a wrong” by creating an additional ferry route on the proposed Citywide Ferry Service between Brooklyn and St. George, Staten Island.  … Full Article

Borough President Adams honors four crime-fighting Brooklyn heroes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored four Brooklyn residents on Wednesday afternoon as part of his continuing “Heroes of the Month” program, where he highlights ordinary Brooklynites who do extraordinary acts. … Full Article

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