Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration p … Full Article

Amid Times Square complaints, NYPD announces new unit

Police have announced a new unit dedicated to patrolling Times Square following weeks of complaints about the panhandling tactics of costumed characters, such as Elmo and Batman, and topless women covered in body paint. … Full Article

Thursday Aug. 27, Our World In Pictures

VIRGINIA — Co-workers Cope With Tragic On-Air Shooting: Danielle Staub, WDBJ's Danville bureau chief, reports live from outside the station's studios recalling her memories of two co-workers who were fatally shot on Wednesday in Roanoke. … Full Article

Cobble Hill Association torn over leader as LICH development looms

Tensions at the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) have reached the boiling point just as the community group struggles with negotiations over the development of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. … Full Article

PHOTO: Rally against childhood obesity and soda in Brooklyn

A large double-decker bus was parked next to Borough Hall on Wednesday afternoon to protest against soda and childhood obesity. … Full Article

Backers of Iran Deal take to the streets of Brooklyn

Members of the advocacy group Brooklyn For Peace demonstrated on Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn in support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday. … Full Article

NY Officials: 194 NYC landlords violating rent rules

Authorities say 194 New York City landlords have violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend rental protections to tenants. … Full Article

Wednesday Aug. 26, Our World In Pictures

SALT LAKE CITY — Planned Parenthood Supporters Take Action: Karrie Galloway, CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Council, giggles as the roar of the crowd drowns out her speech at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Galloway says the demonstration is a protest against Gov. … Full Article

New York City ranked one of the worst places to retire in 2015

You might want to rethink those New York City retirement plans, especially if you haven’t saved buckets of money. NYC ranked a miserable 146 out of 150 cities studied by WalletHub for retirement friendliness, making it one of the worst five cities to retire in the U.S. in 2015. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn Naval officer conducts humanitarian mission

Chief Hospital Corpsman Eric Watson, a native of Brooklyn assigned to Branch Health Clinic Norfolk, Virginia, washes children’s feet during a community relations event in Santo Domingo in support of Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. … Full Article

Tuesday Aug. 25, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Fans Gather to See Tennis Champion: Serena Williams plays in Nike's Street Tennis Pro Event in Greenwich Village on Monday. … Full Article


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