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Downtown Brooklyn was the scene of numerous staged fires, explosions and gas leaks on Thursday as the New York City Fire Department hosted its 15th annual FDNY EMS Competition and health fair, whic … Full Article

Celebrate Earth Week at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall is celebrating Earth Week by hosting a week of activities designed to protect the environment and reduce waste, this week through Friday, April 24. … Full Article

Firetruck sucked into Brooklyn sinkhole, 2 injured

A firetruck became mired in an enormous sinkhole that suddenly opened under its wheels at Linden Blvd. and Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville Tuesday morning, sending two firefighters to the hospital. … Full Article

‘Bike the Branches’ invites Brooklynites to explore borough by bike

Brooklynites are invited to strap on their helmets, pump up their tires and take to the streets on Saturday, May 9, for Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) third annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride thro … Full Article

Tuesday April 21, Our World In Pictures

WASHINGTON — Students Take Advantage of Warm Weather: Whitworth University students Melia Deters, top, and Skyler Noble take advantage of the warm weather to study in their hammocks strung between pine trees on campus on Monday in Spokane. … Full Article

Doerr, Brooklynite Pardlo among Pulitzer Prize winners in arts

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. … Full Article

Finally! City to replace crumbling, dangerous pavement at Brooklyn Borough Hall

After years of complaints, broken bones and at least one lawsuit, the $11 million reconstruction of Borough Hall Plaza has begun. … Full Article

NYC subway ridership highest in more than 65 years

Subway ridership in New York City has reached the highest annual rate in more than 65 years, MTA said on Monday. … Full Article

A different kind of heavy metal in the Gowanus Canal

Several dozen competitors from around the world took turns Sunday hurling a sacrificial banjo into a polluted urban canal to see who could throw it the farthest. … Full Article

New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories

New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership. … Full Article

Monday April 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Runners Partake in Color Run Near Eiffel Tower: People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. The Color Run is a 3.1-mile run where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station. … Full Article

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