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Another 30-year wait for completion of the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel?

There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study along with preliminary design and engineering for the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel within the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 2017 - 2026 Capital Plan. This leaves a $9.930 billion shortfall to complete this project....

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:00am

Survivors, advocates shed light on city’s lucrative human trafficking trade

For many, New York City is the land of opportunity, but for two years, it was a prison for “Ashley,” one in which she was repeatedly raped, beaten and forced into the city’s lucrative — yet relatively unknown — human trafficking trade. “I was trafficked in all...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:12pm

MTA to host meetings for communities affected by looming L train shutdown

With the L train shutdown a little more than a year away, the MTA will host a series of meetings for those communities that will be affected, the agency announced Friday. The 15-month L train shutdown is slated to begin in April 2019, and the MTA will hold meetings for those living in Manhattan...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris indicted on corruption charges

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris was arrested Tuesday on federal and city corruption charges, officials said. Harris, 57, was charged with two counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, four counts of making false statements, two counts of bankruptcy fraud, one count...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:19pm

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Utica Avenue Brooklyn subway extension dead?

Here is why The Regional Plan Association release of their fourth annual master plan which included calling for construction of the Utica Avenue subway will never leave the station. At the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the MTA allocated $5 million in funding under the $32 billion...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00am

Gift your conscience at Brooklyn's Social Justice Holiday Market

If you’re ready to start political conversations around your holiday table and wear your resistance with pride, there’s a new holiday market for you. Declare your allegiance while supporting marginalized creators at the first-ever Social Justice Holiday Market, taking place this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:05pm

Brooklyn brewer receives cease and desist over Beyoncé-inspired beer

A beer honoring Beyoncé that was created by a female brewer in Brooklyn was, alas, not a perfect duet as the brewery received a cease-and-desist letter from Queen Bey’s people, Pitchfork reported. Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez created Bïeryoncé in the singer’s honor after she...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Brooklyn Rugby Club embraces femininity, masculinity and puppies in 2018

Come 2018, Brooklyn Rugby Club is going to the dogs and bikers. No, not on the field, it’s for the 10-year-old organization’s annual calendars. After four years of showing its male players in humorous and sometimes tastefully and playfully nude poses, the men’s team...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:03am

Sixers finally free Jahlil Okafor, trade him to Nets Trevor Booker

Finally, Jahlil Okafor is free. After sitting on the bench, not playing due to coaches decisions for the past few weeks, the Sixers are mercifully turning the page on the third overall pick from a few years ago, flipping him to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for veteran power forward Trevor Booker...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:38pm

This is how the Brooklyn Ballet does The Nutcracker

George Balanchine staged his first iconic performance of The Nutcracker in New York City back in 1954. His choreography rightly became the gold standard, but the city has changed since then. Enter the Brooklyn Ballet, which has reinterpreted the holiday story to reflect its home into The Brooklyn...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:46pm

City officials mulling facelift for Broadway Junction transit hub

One of Brooklyn’s busiest transit hubs may be poised for a facelift if a few city officials have their druthers, The New York Times reported Monday. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is in the midst of a $200,000 study into possible development ideas for the borough...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Brooklyn woman asks manspreader to make room, gets punched in the face

A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday morning was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room. Sam Saia, 37, wrote on Facebook that the unidentified man sharing an end seat on an N train around 7:45 a.m. went off on her as a...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:46am

60 seconds with Talib Kweli

Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli is a hip-hop legend; with a career spanning back 20 years, he’s remained an insanely prolific artist and influencer. Jay-Z paid his respects when he famously rapped “If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli” on ...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Avocado Rat living best life; Hails from Brooklyn... obvs

There was Pizza Rat.   LINK IN BIO - Master Splinter headed off to feed #TMNT A post shared by Matt Little (@mattlittle) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03am PDT And Mail Rat. And now, just as millennials have come in and taken over brunch with their avocado toast and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Advocates unveil what BQX light rail could look like

Advocates hoping the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector, or BQX, becomes a reality along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront unveiled the first glimpse at what it might look like on Monday. The nonprofit Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector revealed a life-size prototype of the streetcar at the...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:53pm

535 Carlton offers ‘new generation of affordable housing’ for middle-income New Yorkers

The demand for affordable housing for all New Yorkers is not something that is likely to go away anytime soon, but one of the buildings in the Pacific Park development project in Brooklyn is now looking for a few, good tenants — and no lottery is involved. When 535 Carlton opened bidding for...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:03am

Diversity Visa winner thwarted subway attack; Saved hundreds of New Yorkers

After Tuesday’s carnage in lower Manhattan allegedly at the hands of a Diversity Visa Lottery program winner, the program is under intense scrutiny. President Trump said he’d like to do away with the program. But 20 years ago, another Diversity Visa winner likely saved hundreds of lives...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:28pm

Can you survive This Is Real?

You’re in a musty, creepy warehouse in Red Hook, forced to wear a drab jumpsuit and led, blindfolded and bound, to whereabouts unknown. You then watch, helpless, as a person just like you is tortured by a psychopath who’s coming for you next. What do you do? What can you do? “You...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:42pm

Cast away inhibitions with a NSFW 'playdate'

The bell rings and you’re greeted at the door by a man in black bunny ears who introduces you to Calvin Klein, the Pomeranian at his side. You climb the steps to the kitchen where you see and smell catered bites and cocktails on your way to the coatroom. Now, it’s time to get NSFW...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:43pm

At least 14 injured, including firefighters, in Brooklyn apartment fire

An early-morning fire at a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn left at least 14 injured Monday, FDNY officials said. The blaze started around 4:30 a.m. in a second-floor kitchen before it quickly spread to the third and fourth floors of 1225 49th Street in Borough Park, Deputy Chief Peter...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:08am