FDNY Distributes Smoke Alarms After Deadly Brooklyn FireThe fire started around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Lord Kinard, 76, and Octavia Kinard, 71, got trapped in the upstairs bedroom and could not escape.
NYC Leaders Release Report With Suggestions To Improve Police-Community RelationsAdams said ultimately the report examines how to improve relationships between police and the community and reach common ground.
Funding Unveiled For Affordable Housing Projects To Keep Rent Down In BrooklynBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is directing more than $3 million taxpayer dollars to various projects on the leading edge of Brooklyn's housing boom.
Competitive Eaters Weigh In Ahead Of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestEight-time champion Joey Chestnut is back this year, and hungry for another win.
Begin Again Program Giving Some New Yorkers A Fresh StartThompson said many New Yorkers are in danger of going to jail for failure to respond to summonses for low-level offenses.
Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It's Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPDPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.
Brooklyn Only Borough Seeing Drop In Murders, ShootingsAccording to crime statistics released April 19, there have been three fewer murders this year compared to the same period in 2014. Shooting incidents are down 11.7 percent, and the number of shooting victims has fallen 15.7 percent.
Local Leaders Urge Brooklyn Families To Prioritize Fire Safety In Wake Of Deadly BlazeAdams said that Brooklyn residents need to learn from the deaths of 7 children killed in a blaze that investigators believe was started by a hot plate.
Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget NegotiationsHe said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of FraudBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.
Sharpton, Adams Defend De Blasio At Separate MLK EventsAt a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.
Brooklyn Residents Suggest Ways To Improve Police-Community Relations At Public MeetingThe public spoke for two hours, asking for economic opportunities, recreational programs for youths and respectful treatment from all officers.