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Uber drivers say the city's car cap forces them to use pricey rented vehicles instead of their own. Taxi regulators will...
08/08/2019
NYC To Probe Leases That Uber Drivers Say Cost Them Thousands

Uber drivers say the city's car cap forces them to use pricey rented vehicles instead of their own. Taxi regulators will examine the issue.

Uber drivers say the city's car cap forces them to use pricey rented vehicles instead of their own. Taxi regulators will examine the issue.

A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary schoo...
08/07/2019
Concerns In Red Hook, Gowanus May Delay Brooklyn School Rezoning

A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones.

A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones.

The Brooklyn mom, whose arrest went viral in a video online, is seeking damages from officers who ripped her baby from h...
08/07/2019
Mom Whose Kid Was Snatched In Social Services Office Sues City

The Brooklyn mom, whose arrest went viral in a video online, is seeking damages from officers who ripped her baby from her arms in December.

The Brooklyn mom, whose arrest went viral in a video online, is seeking damages from officers who ripped her baby from her arms in December.

Mayor de Blasio failed to impress Democratic voters as he sparred with former vice president Joe Biden, a new national p...
08/07/2019
De Blasio's 2nd Debate Performance A Flop, Poll Shows

Mayor de Blasio failed to impress Democratic voters as he sparred with former vice president Joe Biden, a new national poll shows.

Mayor de Blasio failed to impress Democratic voters as he sparred with former vice president Joe Biden, a new national poll shows.

New NYC rules maintain a freeze on most for-hire vehicles and restrict how long drivers spend on the road without passen...
08/07/2019
NYC Extends Uber Cap, Moves To Limit 'Cruising'

New NYC rules maintain a freeze on most for-hire vehicles and restrict how long drivers spend on the road without passengers.

New NYC rules maintain a freeze on most for-hire vehicles and restrict how long drivers spend on the road without passengers.

The city revealed that it will speed up putting in the lane from 15th to 57th streets, just hours before activists were ...
08/07/2019
Long-Awaited Fourth Ave. Bike Lane Coming This Year, City Says

The city revealed that it will speed up putting in the lane from 15th to 57th streets, just hours before activists were set to rally for it.

The city revealed that it will speed up putting in the lane from 15th to 57th streets, just hours before activists were set to rally for it.

Two light installations by Leo Villareal, a sculpture on the gallery terrace and two other new projects will soon be fea...
08/07/2019
5 New Artist Installations Coming To Brooklyn Academy Of Music

Two light installations by Leo Villareal, a sculpture on the gallery terrace and two other new projects will soon be featured at the venue.

Two light installations by Leo Villareal, a sculpture on the gallery terrace and two other new projects will soon be featured at the venue.

See how the Sulay family, descendants of Bukharian Jewish gem traders, expanded their jewelry store after 20 years on Se...
08/07/2019
Park Slope Jewelry Staple Facets Grows Five Times Bigger

See how the Sulay family, descendants of Bukharian Jewish gem traders, expanded their jewelry store after 20 years on Seventh Avenue.

See how the Sulay family, descendants of Bukharian Jewish gem traders, expanded their jewelry store after 20 years on Seventh Avenue.

Being threatened by police or locked in jail is linked to lasting health problems, the city's Department of Health says.
08/06/2019
NYers Abused By Cops More Likely To Be Sick, City Study Shows

Being threatened by police or locked in jail is linked to lasting health problems, the city's Department of Health says.

Being threatened by police or locked in jail is linked to lasting health problems, the city's Department of Health says.

Three Bed-Stuy cops are teaching kids from across New York how to navigate the skies of their city.
08/06/2019
Bed-Stuy Cops' Pilot Program Teaches Kids To Fly

Three Bed-Stuy cops are teaching kids from across New York how to navigate the skies of their city.

Three Bed-Stuy cops are teaching kids from across New York how to navigate the skies of their city.

Shootings have increased 5 percent so far this year despite a slight drop during a sometimes violent July, new NYPD stat...
08/06/2019
NYC Shootings Up As City Grapples With Gun Violence

Shootings have increased 5 percent so far this year despite a slight drop during a sometimes violent July, new NYPD statistics show.

Shootings have increased 5 percent so far this year despite a slight drop during a sometimes violent July, new NYPD statistics show.

A rally on Wednesday will demand the city finish the 77-block path first promised in 2017 "before we lose another life t...
08/06/2019
Long-Delayed Fourth Ave. Bike Lane Must Happen Now, Activists Say

A rally on Wednesday will demand the city finish the 77-block path first promised in 2017 "before we lose another life to deadly traffic."

A rally on Wednesday will demand the city finish the 77-block path first promised in 2017 "before we lose another life to deadly traffic."

New Yorkers can now hitch a ride from Flushing Avenue to the Navy Yard's new ferry stop in the state's first commercial ...
08/06/2019
First Self-Driving Cars In New York Launch At Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Yorkers can now hitch a ride from Flushing Avenue to the Navy Yard's new ferry stop in the state's first commercial self-driving cars.

New Yorkers can now hitch a ride from Flushing Avenue to the Navy Yard's new ferry stop in the state's first commercial self-driving cars.

Measles can pose an especially serious threat for unvaccinated cancer patients, explains Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...
08/06/2019
What People With Cancer Should Know About The Measles Outbreak

Measles can pose an especially serious threat for unvaccinated cancer patients, explains Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).

The measles outbreak across the U.S. carries dangerous risks for some people with cancer. One expert explains what they should know.

The ritzy retailer will keep its Manhattan flagships open but close 15 stores in cities such as Boston, Las Vegas and Se...
08/06/2019
Barneys New York Files For Bankruptcy, Will Shutter 15 Shops

The ritzy retailer will keep its Manhattan flagships open but close 15 stores in cities such as Boston, Las Vegas and Seattle.

The ritzy retailer will keep its Manhattan flagships open but close 15 stores in cities such as Boston, Las Vegas and Seattle.

Alex Nunes started cutting hair in his apartment's stairwell when he was 12 years old — now he owns four barbershops acr...
08/06/2019
The 'Only In NYC' Story Of Downtown Brooklyn's Newest Barber

Alex Nunes started cutting hair in his apartment's stairwell when he was 12 years old — now he owns four barbershops across the city.

Alex Nunes started cutting hair in his apartment's stairwell when he was 12 years old — now he owns four barbershops across the city.

The Brooklyn-born Trump supporter spread fear across the U.S. when he mailed 16 bombs to critics of the president in NYC...
08/05/2019
Cesar Sayoc, Pro-Trump Mail Bomber, Gets 20 Years In Prison

The Brooklyn-born Trump supporter spread fear across the U.S. when he mailed 16 bombs to critics of the president in NYC and elsewhere.

The Brooklyn-born Trump supporter spread fear across the U.S. when he mailed 16 bombs to critics of the president in NYC and elsewhere.

Will classic, family-run bakeries go extinct? It depends on whether they’ve got one key ingredient.In the 1960s, there w...
08/05/2019
Classic Family-Run Neighborhood Bakeries Face Bittersweet Future

Will classic, family-run bakeries go extinct? It depends on whether they’ve got one key ingredient.

In the 1960s, there were 30,000 bakeries in America. Those bakers sent their kids to college so they could do something else. Now there are 6,000 bakeries.

Pearson's Southgate Bakery's owner is missing a key ingredient other small bakeries have — family members willing to take over the business.

Brooklynites will gather in Grand Army Plaza Monday to mourn those lost in mass shootings and demand gun reform from the...
08/05/2019
Brooklyn Hosts Candlelit Vigil For Mass Shooting Victims

Brooklynites will gather in Grand Army Plaza Monday to mourn those lost in mass shootings and demand gun reform from the federal government.

Brooklynites will gather in Grand Army Plaza Monday to mourn those lost in mass shootings and demand gun reform from the federal government.

Save the date for August 21st! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
08/05/2019
Empowering Communities of Color Through Tech

Save the date for August 21st! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Walt Whitman Gets His Own Brooklyn Block | Massive Sinkhole In Bushwick | Brownsville Demands Funding After Mass Shootin...
08/03/2019
City Mourns 18th Cyclist Death | Brooklyn Week In Review

Walt Whitman Gets His Own Brooklyn Block | Massive Sinkhole In Bushwick | Brownsville Demands Funding After Mass Shooting

Walt Whitman Gets His Own Brooklyn Block | Massive Sinkhole In Bushwick | Brownsville Demands Funding After Mass Shooting

The real estate website Localize.city analyzed listings to find the most expensive in every borough.
08/03/2019
See The Priciest Home For Sale In Each Borough

The real estate website Localize.city analyzed listings to find the most expensive in every borough.

The real estate website Localize.city analyzed listings to find the most expensive in every borough.

Save the date for August 7th! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
08/03/2019
Flow Blue DIY Flower Pot Painting Class

Save the date for August 7th! (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Keep cool with any one of these perfectly priced, breezy summer dresses. 👗  (via Patch Deals)
08/03/2019
13 Breezy Dresses For The Hottest Days Of Summer

Keep cool with any one of these perfectly priced, breezy summer dresses. 👗 (via Patch Deals)

Stay cool in these cute, perfectly priced maxi dresses, shift dresses, T-shirt dresses and more.

Heads up: The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, E, F, L, M, N, Q, R, S and W​​ ​trains won't be running normally this weeken...
08/03/2019
NYC Weekend Subway Service Changes August 3-4

Heads up: The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, E, F, L, M, N, Q, R, S and W​​ ​trains won't be running normally this weekend

Heads up: The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, E, F, L, M, N, Q, R, S and W​​ ​trains won't be running normally this weekend

A watchdog group has complained to the Federal Election Commission about the mayor's use of a state PAC to support his 2...
08/02/2019
De Blasio's Money Moves Broke Campaign Finance Law, Watchdog Says

A watchdog group has complained to the Federal Election Commission about the mayor's use of a state PAC to support his 2020 campaign.

A watchdog group has complained to the Federal Election Commission about the mayor's use of a state PAC to support his 2020 campaign.

Department of Education inspectors found more than 360 classrooms with deteriorating lead paint in these Brooklyn public...
08/01/2019
These Brooklyn Schools Have Deteriorating Lead-Based Paint

Department of Education inspectors found more than 360 classrooms with deteriorating lead paint in these Brooklyn public schools.

Department of Education inspectors found more than 360 classrooms with deteriorating lead paint in these Brooklyn public schools.

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