Superstorm Sandy victims who are rebuilding their damaged houses are greatly in need of temporary housing, according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who issued an urgent appeal on F … Full Article

Build it Back opening new construction centers

The city’s Build It Back program, established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to help homeowners rebuild their houses, is moving toward its goal of completing its work by the end of 2016, according to officials, who announced that the program is transitioning its case management centers to  … Full Article

Activist Christopher Swain swims in ‘toilet bowl of bacteria’

“There were used condoms, turds and sewage, and my eyes were burning underneath my goggles from the oil,” said clean water activist Christopher Swain after swimming the entire 3.5-mile North Brooklyn dumpsite known as Newtown Creek last week. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 29, Our World In Pictures

IRAQ — Islamic State Deaths Continue: Mourners and militiamen carry coffins of three Shiite militiamen during their funeral procession in Najaf on Thursday. … Full Article

Retired Brooklyn judge elected chair of City Tech Foundation

The City Tech Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that it has elected the Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, retired judge of the New York City Civil Court, as chair of the Foundation. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 28, Our World In Pictures

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Santa and Elves Deliver Toys: Trading his sleigh for FDNY Ladder 214/Engine 111, Santa and his elves arrived at Interfaith Medical Center’s Winter Wonderland to distribute holiday gifts to 400 preschoolers and kindergarteners — ages 3 to 5 — from  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights neighbors furious over unpermitted work at former LICH property

Neighbors are fuming that the owner of a multifamily building in the Willowtown section of Brooklyn Heights has continued demolition work despite numerous violations reported to the Department of Buildings over more than a month. … Full Article

Stringer Audit: Dept. of Homeless Services places families with children in shelters with substandard conditions

The New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) places homeless families with children in shelters plagued by rodents, mold, peeling paint and broken windows, according to an audit … Full Article

Officials ID 2 Afghan attack victims as New York men

A New York City detective who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was mourned Tuesday as a selfless public servant and a devoted family man, while a second victim was identified as a Long Island man. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 23, Our World In Pictures

BEIJING — Santas Deliver Food: Food delivery drivers dressed in Santa Claus suits cross an intersection on a day with strong air pollution on Wednesday. … Full Article


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