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The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bri … Full Article

Congressional candidates speak out on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

Tehran is a long way from Bay Ridge, but the delicate negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over nuclear weapons has become a hot topic in a local congressional race. … Full Article

NYC officials: Asbestos discovered in Gracie Mansion roof

Asbestos has been discovered in the roof at Gracie Mansion and work to remove the potentially cancer-causing materials from New York City's mayoral residence will begin this month, city officials told The Associated Press. … Full Article

In 7 Brooklyn districts, residents can decide how to spend millions

This year’s round of a democratic process called Participatory Budgeting will include more City Council districts than ever before, including seven in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Chuck Schumer to keynote Sen. Squadron’s annual convention for constituents

Every year, New York state Sen. Daniel Squadron holds a community convention where his constituents can air their concerns and help him set his priorities for the coming year. … Full Article

Report: Democrats giving up on Gentile in congress race

If Democrat Vincent Gentile has any chance at winning the special election for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congress seat on May 5, he’s going to have to do it without help from deep pocketed fellow Democrats in Washington D.C., according to a report in the New York Daily News. … Full Article

Malliotakis presents idea on how to improve Access-A-Ride

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis said that more than 63 of her constituents contacted her office to complain about lousy service on Access-A-Ride. … Full Article

BP Adams looking for ’10,000 Concerned Brooklynites’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is looking to connect 10,000 of the borough’s shakers and movers together into a force that will bring Brooklyn to the next level. … Full Article

House members demand Sandy insurance fraud probe

Eight members of New York City's congressional delegation, including three representing Brooklyn, have written a letter to Inspector General John Roth of the U.S. … Full Article

Brook-Krasny wants name change for Interstate 278

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district includes the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, is pushing to have the portion of Interstate 278 that is located within Brooklyn to be named in honor of military veterans. … Full Article

GOP pols push city to pump more money into MTA

Straphangers started paying more to ride buses and subways on Sunday, but New York City isn’t paying its fair share into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan budget, according to two Republican lawmakers, who are calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to rectify the financ … Full Article

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