The Verazzano Bridge Gets the Z It Deserves

Oct 05, 18 The Verazzano Bridge Gets the Z It Deserves

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The Verazzano-Narrows Bridge, the nation’s longest suspension bridge, is finally getting the additional letter “Z” it has been entitled to since its inception, over 50 years ago. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill which will compel the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority to correct the signage that has always...

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Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

Sep 20, 18 Brooklyn Tenants Still Uncompensated Six Years Later

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In 2012 a huge fire devastated a rent-stabilized apartment building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Although six long years have ensued, the tenants have still not seen compensation for their lost property, nor have they reached any agreements connected to the rent stabilized status of her old apartment, which she has been paying...

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Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

Sep 12, 18 Shirley Chisolm State Park Slated to Open Next Year

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The largest state park in New York City, built on re-claimed landfill along Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay, is scheduled to open its phase one segment next summer. The park will be a 407-acre green space, half the size of Central Park. It will contain ten miles of hiking and biking trails, plus bike connector paths destined to join the...

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Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

Aug 22, 18 Queens Nazi Deported to Germany After Years of Struggle to Find a Place that Would Take Him

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After 15 years of statelessness, Nazi collaborator Jakiw Palij has finally been deported. It took 14 years to find a country to take him, after his expulsion from the United States was ordered in by a New York federal immigration judge in 2004. Palij’s deportation last Tuesday made him the last surviving Nazi war crime suspect left...

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El Chapo Causing Brooklyn Bridge Back-ups

Aug 16, 18 El Chapo Causing Brooklyn Bridge Back-ups

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo, is a Mexican drug kingpin facing trial in a Brooklyn court for crimes, including murder, associated with his criminal dealings. Because of his penchant for escaping prison- twice from maximum security facilities in Mexico- the justice system chose to house him in New York’s most...

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Rick Garcia : Part of the Magic of 24

Aug 15, 18 Rick Garcia : Part of the Magic of 24

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Anyone who followed the fabulously well-known TV show 24 will know that some of the episodes were filmed in New York. The 8th season was filmed in New York, and it was a kick to watch Jack run around our favorite neighborhoods. Here are a few other interesting tidbits about 24. The news reporter, Rick Garcia, who was featured on...

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