Mayor Bill de Blasio, beginning his third year in office with middling poll numbers and stubborn political problems, delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday night, highlighting the  … Full Article

Gentile rallies for better R train service

Bay Ridge resident Lisa Levy says her commute to work is a headache because of the R train. … Full Article

As construction booms, City Council bills seek to increase worker safety

As construction workers rallied with coffins outside City Hall on Thursday, a City Council committee considered laws that would increase safety at construction sites. … Full Article

Donovan says House will pass Zadroga Act extension

The House of Representatives will vote to make the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act permanent, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who was among the elected officials from New York pushing hard for the legislation. … Full Article

Trump Muslim ban proposal draws widespread condemnation

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is keeping his name in the headlines and drawing widespread rebuke from several quarters, including Arab-American leaders in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Yungman Lee: From immigrant to congressional hopeful

Yungman Lee came to the U.S. from Hong Kong at the age of 16 and has lived the American Dream. … Full Article

Persaud opens senate district office

Roxanne Persaud, who won election to the New York State Senate in the 19th District on Nov. 3, has opened a district office at 1222 E 96th St. The office phone number is 718-649-7653. … Full Article

In Public Service: Maisel thrives on being problem solver

Councilmember Alan Maisel was deeply concerned not too long ago about a proposal by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a bike lane on East 108th Street in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Lawmakers look for reform in wake of Sheldon Silver conviction

Following the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges, there appeared to be a renewed push for ethics reform in state government. … Full Article

New bills makes NYC data more accessible

 Looking for information on the millions of trips taken by yellow cabs in New York City? How about the city’s data on rat inspections or daily school bus breakdowns? … Full Article

Stringer town hall focuses on affordable housing, zoning rules

The need for more affordable housing and the contention that more community input is needed into the city’s new proposed zoning rules were among the main themes of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Brooklyn town hall meeting on Thursday night. … Full Article


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