Feds Chip in to Fix-up Brooklyn Icon

Dec 12, 18 Feds Chip in to Fix-up Brooklyn Icon

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Brooklyn Bridge One of New York City’s most beloved and recognizable symbols, the Brooklyn Bridge, is about to embark on a major project to repairand rehabilitate its towers and approaches. At an expected cost of $337million, it is the first time in the bridge’s 135-year history that such work will be performed on the singular...

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City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

Nov 04, 18 City Strengthening Enforcement of Negligent Private Sanitation Truck Industry

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The New York City Police Department is stepping up its enforcement of traffic laws routinely violated by private sanitation trucks. Over the past two years the industry has been responsible for 20 deaths and more injuries in the city, due to accidents caused by the trucks. The crack down came in the wake of several recent...

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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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