Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Speculation grows as NYPD removes mysterious white flags from Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Heights
Officers with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) climbed the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge shortly before noon on Tuesday to take down two enormous white flags that someone hung from the flagpoles atop the stone towers of the bridge. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for July 22

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for July 21

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO … Full Article

Protesters say child care agency needlessly tearing apart families

Brooklyn Heights
Protesters stood outside the Administration for Children's Services' Brooklyn Office Friday afternoon, claiming that the agency tears young children away from their blood relatives for no reason. … Full Article

Sequester a 'tight squeeze' for Section 8 housing residents

Brooklyn Boro
To see the consequences of congressional belt tightening, look no further than Yolanda Matthews. “They’re squeezing me,” Matthews said. “I don’t know how I’m going to live.” … Full Article

Congressional tribute to fire lieutenant killed in Williamsburg blaze

The story of the bravery of Fire Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas, who was killed in a two-alarm blaze in Williamsburg over the Fourth of July weekend, reached all the way from Brooklyn to Washington D.C. as members of the House of Representatives paid tribute to the late fire hero. … Full Article

Unions, MTA reach LIRR agreement after Cuomo steps in

New York City
With the personal involvement of Governor Andrew Cuomo, chaos for LIRR commuters was averted on Thursday as the MTA and union officials reached an agreement on a deal averting a Long Island Rail Road strike. … Full Article

LIRR strike would leave ‘reverse commuters’ up the track without a shuttle

New York City
With a strike looming, LIRR ‘reverse commuters’ from Brooklyn will awaken to a grim reality Monday morning: there’s no contingency plan for them and few alternative options are available, officials say. … Full Article

Union negotiator: Close to averting LIRR strike

New York City
The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were "very, very close" to averting a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad after Gov. Andrew Cuomo became directly involved in the talks. … Full Article


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