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The driver of a stolen vehicle fleeing from police in Brooklyn Thursday night slammed into an MTA bus — injuring nine of its passengers and the driver, authorities said. The  Read more

As leasing activity resumed in the city and inventories swelled, the vacancy rate in Manhattan’s rental market hit an all-time high in July of 4.33 percent. It was the third  Read more

New York State health officials approved a license for an all-female Hasidic ambulance company to provide emergency medical service in orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. The application by members of  Read more

A livery cab driver charged with raping a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car allegedly threatened her with a gun and beat her unconscious during the vicious assault,  Read more

The body was spotted in the Buttermilk Channel tidal strait between Pier 12 and Governors Island just after 1:30 p.m. today, according to police. Read more

The suspects, 24-year-old Corey Smith and 36-year-old Elaine Carberry, were each charged with conspiracy to commit arson and arson for allegedly torching the homeless outreach van. Read more

Ten gun-packing ex-cons were hit with federal firearm charges in Brooklyn in just the past week — including several who were arrested for the gun crimes after being stopped for  Read more

Typically, such opposition would mean the powerful Industry City developers would have little recourse, because the City Council almost always defers to the local lawmaker on land use votes. Not  Read more

A 29-year-old man was gunned down as he sat in his car in Brooklyn early Thursday — one of at least four people shot overnight amid a recent citywide spate  Read more

Steiner Studios, a film and television company with operations in Brooklyn Navy Yard, is planning a major expansion. Steiner has signed a pre-development deal to build a new studio at  Read more

After one month, the "bubble" at Disney World in Orlando is working, pretty much, with no positive COVID-19 tests and high TV ratings for the truncated season and partial roster  Read more

#Awesome, #Our Planet Read more

The suburban market is booming and Brooklyn is hot. Read more

Alternate side parking regulations for street cleaning will be suspended for Feast of the Assumption on Saturday, August 15th.Through Labor Day, when alternate side parking is in effect, residential side  Read more

I scream, you scream — we all scream when this truck comes down the block. A scofflaw ice cream truck driver has made a twice-daily ritual out of plowing through  Read more

There have been more than 200 recent confirmed cases in the Brooklyn neighborhood. [ more › ] Read more

A man committed suicide in the parking lot of a Sears in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. The man, whose name and age were not yet confirmed by cops, was found  Read more

In a letter to top city officials Tuesday, 34 District 15 administrators said they were “gravely concerned” about the scheduled reopening of school buildings next month. Read more

We are living through history right now, and while you stay home safely social distancing, you may as well help historians—and your stress levels—by putting pen to paper. How we  Read more

The fight over a rezoning plan in Brooklyn has pitted progressives and mainstream Democrats against each other. Read more

Chanie Apfelbaum is the force behind “Busy in Brooklyn” and Millennial Kosher. Read more

Sunset Park in Brooklyn is seeing an “uptick” in coronavirus cases — with 228 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.  Read more

At some point during the three mile trip, the victim said, the driver parked the car, entered the rear of the vehicle and raped her in the backseat. [ more  Read more

Though July’s biggest real estate loan in the outer boroughs was well eclipsed by the largest loan the previous month, the overall value of the top 10 loans was up  Read more

Barclays Center's parent BSE Global has lost another top executive.After the exit in April of Chief Financial Officer Eu-Gene Sung, and the departure in June of Executive Vice President of  Read more

A livery cab driver was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car in Brooklyn on Monday, police said. Rafael Martinez, 32, is accused of  Read more

Clipper Realty reported a record second-quarter net profit, a rarity among real estate investment trusts this earnings season. The Brooklyn-based REIT said it benefited from strong rent collections across its  Read more

Councilmember Brad LanderCouncilmember Brad Lander, whose 39th district includes Gowanus, is currently running for New York City Comptroller. On his campaign website he announces that he is not taking money from  Read more

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