President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Kids lead chorus of praise for 68th Precinct cops

Children led the way as the Bay Ridge community took time out on Thursday to come to the 68th Precinct to offer a show of support to the NYPD at a time in the city’s history when police-community relations could use an injection of positive energy. … Full Article

Friday Oct. 16, Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Revelers Prepare for Festival: A Hindu woman dances along with a religious procession ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad on Friday. Dussehra, the day Hindu god Rama killed the demon King Ravana, will be celebrated on Oct. 22. … Full Article

Biking in Brooklyn by the numbers

Biking in New York has become increasingly more popular, and with more bikers comes a greater need for bike safety. Bike safety has therefore become a topic of conversation and a top priority for the city’s politicians and citizens. … Full Article

Diane Ravitch, 'Reign of Error' author, to speak at Brooklyn Heights Library benefit

The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s 22nd annual benefit on Monday will be honoring Diane Ravitch, respected research professor and historian of education, … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 15, Our World In Pictures

NORTH KOREA — Masses Celebrate Anniversary: Military officers salute during the playing of the national anthem before a joint performance by the Moranbong band and the State Merited Chorus in Pyongyang on Sunday. … Full Article

CB2 approves Pierhouse hotel’s rooftop bar liquor license

Guests at the Starwood’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will likely be able to quaff their martinis and Dark and Stormies – next to fire pits and accompanied by piped in music – out on the rooftop bar when the hotel opens in 2016 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge bike path supporters push for Sunday access

Now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has decided to take a serious look at building a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two groups advocating for the walkway are pushing the agency to open the Brooklyn-Staten Island span to bike riders and walkers on  … Full Article

Sen. Squadron releases report showing the ‘good, bad and ugly’ of subway stations

State Senator Daniel Squadron released a report on Friday showing “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of the 53 subway stations in his district, which encompasses the Brooklyn waterfront from Greenpoint to Carroll Gardens, and Lower Manhattan. … Full Article

Pols say new library hours help Orthodox Jews

The Brooklyn Public Library’s new six-days-a-week schedule will be a boon to residents of Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, according to two City Councilmembers who said branches in those communities can now be open on Sundays. … Full Article

FDNY: Gas did not cause Brooklyn building explosion

Authorities have identified the second victim who died when a Brooklyn apartment building exploded last week. … Full Article


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