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Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and  … 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

De Blasio to be MIA for LIRR transit strike

New York City
The city's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad juxtaposed with a shot of Mayor Bill de Blasio sunning on an Italian beach. … Full Article

Budding community groups seek alternatives to mass development

Bushwick
“Now under this scenario, what’s the floor area ratio (FAR)?” asked Lacey Tauber, Legislative Director for City Council Member Antonio Reynoso. … Full Article

Grimm fundraising email stirs up storm

New York City
The Michael Grimm – Domenic Recchia congressional race, already one of the most heated House contests in the country, is getting nastier by the minute. … Full Article

A step in the right direction: Repairs to Bay Ridge step street

Bay Ridge
It was a steep climb, but Bay Ridge elected officials said the New York City Department of Transportation has agreed to their request to repair a step street that had fallen into disrepair endangering pedestrians who regularly use the concrete staircase. … Full Article

Body found in East River Brooklyn side still unidentified

Brooklyn Heights
Police told the Brooklyn Eagle late Monday afternoon that a body found floating off of Pier 6 at the southern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park was still unidentified. … Full Article

All-star teacher to represent Mets at All-Star game

Brooklyn Boro
The New York Mets don't have a lot of players to send to this year's All-Star Game, but they will be represented by an all-star teacher. … Full Article

No Clowning Around: Green-Wood Staff Not Impressed

Windsor Terrace
Consider them unamused.
Green-Wood Cemetery staff are on the lookout for a performance artist dressed as a clown roaming their hallowed grounds. The activity is likely part of an misguided attempt at performance art or a publicity stunt, the staff claim. … Full Article

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