A veteran New York City bus driver on Tuesday played down any claims of heroism for snagging a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from a Brooklyn apartment building a day earlier.
A teenage girl and her boyfriend were allegedly offered half a million dollars to keep quiet or flee the country to avoid testifying in an upcoming child sex abuse case against the girl's former therapist in Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, according to prosecutors.
At the corner of Montague and Court Streets in Brooklyn, in the ghostly quiet of last Sunday morning, I stood outside a glass-fronted bank and gazed up, to a spot in the air where Branch Rickey offered Jackie Robinson a contract with the Dodgers organization 67 summers ago.
Sebastian Errazuriz is at it again, making political statements with his art. This time, the target is the 1% -- of which he may be a member when the art exhibit is through.
When I think of Brooklyn, I think of Christopher Wallace -- known to most as the Notorious B.I.G., or Biggie Smalls -- the artist whose life was cut short 15 years ago on March 9.
For some, the name "Williamsburg" conjures images of people wearing tricorner hats and churning butter. For others, the name brings images of people wearing skinny jeans and churning organic butter.
On that first date, when you bonded over barbecue, the sauce drips on her chin only made her look cuter. You knew it was love when you learned John Donne was his favorite poet, too. What hooked you on the slopes was how she made black diamond runs look easy.
Five alleged members of the infamous Bonanno crime family were arrested in New York on Friday and charged with racketeering, extortion, illegal gambling and drug distribution, officials said.
A man who pleaded guilty to four killings in Brooklyn last year has now pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an attack on a subway rider -- part of a 24-hour crime spree that spanned two New York City boroughs.
Students gathered as the chef sliced tomatoes with a plastic knife in a Brooklyn public school cafeteria. Their eyes followed as she held up a slender green cylinder before the crowd of parents and kids in plastic aprons and hairnets.
As long as there are postmen, life will have zest.
Charges have been dropped against one of two men arrested in connection with a string of sex attacks in New York City, police said Wednesday.
If all goes as planned, performance artist Marni Kotak will give birth to her first child within the month -- in front of an audience at a Brooklyn art gallery.
Brooklyn Nets. This is what the NBA world will now be calling the New Jersey Nets.
A man authorities say was part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the deaths of three identity theft victims, prosecutors said Thursday.
A 27-year-old Brooklyn resident was charged Friday with providing material support to militants in Pakistan and had planned to join "radical jihadists" in the country's restive tribal region, according to a U.S. attorney's office statement.
Tropical Storm Irene's swipe at the Big Apple proved Sunday that New Yorkers can be a tough crowd to impress.
New York Mayor Bloomberg says officials are still assessing the damage, but the city may have avoided major issues.
Levi Aron, charged with killing an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy, pleads not guilty during his arraignment.
"Only a fool looks for answers. The wise detective seeks only questions."
Four New York City beaches were closed Monday, but wastewater from a nearby treatment plant has stopped discharging into the Hudson River, city health officials said.
When something as terrible and unpredictable as Leiby Kletzky's slaying happens, it's natural to look for someone to blame. But some people are pointing fingers not just at the accused killer, Levi Aron. They are actually blaming the boy's parents, because he was abducted while walking home from day camp, on July 11. People posting comments online say the Kletzkys should have "known better" than to let their 8-year-old son walk a few blocks alone in Brooklyn.
Four men were indicted in Brooklyn Wednesday for forcing a teenager into prostitution beginning at age 13. The Kings County District Attorney charged three of the men with raping the woman on several occasions and a fourth defendant with forcing the victim to have sex for money.
New York police were searching Friday for two men suspected of opening fire on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk a day earlier, killing a 16-year-old girl and injuring four other people.
Motherboard.tv takes us inside the world's premier meeting of music hackers at an annual festival in Brooklyn.
A 4-year-old boy was killed after being mauled by his family's dog inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment, according to police spokesman Joseph Gallagher.
Motherboard.tv takes a look at the creative minds behind the popular ?do-it-yourself? movement in Brooklyn, New York.
A few summers ago, at a DIY repair-off at a small art space in Brooklyn called Get Yr Fix, I watched as ragtag teams battled each other and the clock to breathe new life into all manner of dead and disused goods gathered from the city's streets.
City officials will formally challenge the Census Bureau's data for New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said understated the number of residents in Brooklyn and Queens and overstated the number of vacant housing units in the city.
Census Bureau's data for New York City is being formally challenged by city officials.
The latest data from the Census Bureau confirms what everyone already knew: New York is the most populous city in the country -- and growing.
A man authorities say was part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been convicted of the murder of two of his three identity theft victims, prosecutors announced Thursday.
A vacant federal warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, is one of 14,000 properties targeted under a new proposal by President Barack Obama to accelerate the sale of federal real estate the government no longer needs.
My father's family was from Brooklyn. Flatbush. Church Avenue. The Dodgers were the nexus that connected the brothers and sisters, the aunts and uncles. There supposedly is a picture of my grandmother kissing Gil Hodges outside of Ebbets Field that ran on the front page of the Brooklyn Eagle after the Dodgers had clinched one of their pennants in the early 1950s, but I never have seen it.
Duke Snider, the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer who passed away on Sunday, will forever be remembered as part of New York's great center field triumvirate of the 1950s along with the Giants' Willie Mays and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle.
Candles used in voodoo sex ceremony caused a fatal five alarm fire after they tipped over and ignited bed sheets in a Brooklyn, New York, apartment, authorities said Friday.
On the same day that a defense attorney was assigned to Maksim Gelman, accused of killing four during a New York City stabbing and carjacking spree, one of his surviving victims recalled the terror he felt during the alleged rampage.
A New York man is in custody, charged with killing four and wounding four in 28 hours of terror. Stephanie Elam reports.
An African-American electrician discovered a noose in front of his work locker after filing a racial discrimination complaint against the New York Fire Department, the man's attorneys said Monday.
Four children were among seven passengers injured after a school bus crashed Monday afternoon in Brooklyn, New York, according to a Fire Department spokesman who declined to be named.
Amy Merrick is a floral designer, writer and stylist living in Brooklyn, N.Y. She documents the intersection of money and her creative pursuits on Bundle.comand on her own blog, An Apple a Day.
With memories of a monster Christmas blizzard still fresh, another blast of winter began charging across eastern states Friday, with snow predicted as far south as middle Georgia.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that some city snow plows will be fitted with global positioning systems in a pilot program meant to better track sanitation vehicles as officials brace for a winter storm.
CNN's Randi Kaye talks with passengers stuck on JFK's tarmac for 11 hours.
Forget the conventional wisdom that says veggies must be grown on vast farms in the Midwest. What if commercial-scale crops took root inside cavernous city warehouses, without sunlight or soil?
â¢ Anne Hathaway hit up the Brooklyn Flea at Skylight One Hanson right when the doors opened at 10 a.m. The actress perused plenty at the market but ended up at vendor Joan Van Hees's stall, where she tried on a bunch of stuff. Hathaway bought a vintage navy Ralph Lauren blazer with asymmetrical gold buttons and a 100% Alpaca vintage poncho - and she bargained (nicely), a source says, as she shopped.
Privacy advocates are up in arms. They say the Obama administration is seeking to increase the government's surveillance powers. The White House is out to require internet companies to keep trapdoors so the government can read any and all messages.
In the past few years, good old-fashioned American pie has taken a leap from country windowsills to big-city storefronts. Meet the newest members of urban baking's upper crust.
The two stars were also spotted together backstage at SNL over the weekend
Residents want to know what's taking so long to clean up oil trapped beneath parts of Brooklyn. Allan Chernoff reports.
Beneath the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, New York, is a giant oil spill that BP, ExxonMobil and Chevron are slowly cleaning up.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City this week, executives from big sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora all spoke about industry trends. But the showcase of 27 startup tech companies stole the show.
"Sing it if you know it," Pavement's Stephen Malkmus told the crowd Sunday night in Brooklyn, on the Williamsburg Waterfront, as the band prepared to play "Stop Breathing." Then he added, "I tell myself that before every song. 'Sing it like you know it! Be the ball! Be the snare, Steve!'"
A fast-moving storm ripped through New York City Thursday afternoon, with strong winds and torrential rain toppling trees and leaving more than 25,000 customers without power.
The mother of a 4-year-old girl found dead in her Brooklyn home Thursday morning was charged Friday with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police.
Vicky Halm spends a $1,000 a year out of her own pocket to equip her Brooklyn classroom. She buys star stickers to help motivate her students, but she also spends a great deal on basic supplies -- such as pencils and paper -- that the parents in her area cannot afford.
For the last nine decades, Madison Square Garden has earned the label of the Mecca of Boxing. Home to historic fights like Joe Louis-Rocky Marciano, Emile Griffith-Benny Paret and Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier, the Garden has been the destination for fighters and promoters wishing to make a name for themselves in New York City.
It's too early to say whether Daniel Jacobs can become the face of American boxing, but the 23-year-old Brooklynite sure looks the part.
Consider the lobster: The population of the crustaceans is at such low levels along the East Coast that a regulatory agency is proposing a five-year ban on harvesting them between Cape Cod and Virginia.
Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn's Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York's airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Question: I'm 26 years old and keep my money, about $300,000, in a savings account because I can't handle the volatility of the stock market. Until the recession hit, I was earning at least 4%. But now I'm getting a pathetic 1%. What's the smartest way for me to get a decent return? -- Daniel, Brooklyn, New York
Opening statements have begun in the New York terrorism case of two men accused of plotting explosions at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Russell DeFreitas and Abdul Kadir are accused of conspiring to blow up JFK's jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline in 2007.
My husband has a male-ady. I call it MRC or Men's Resistance to Counseling.
What does it feel like to kill a man? James Lenihan of Brooklyn, New York, knew.
At times, counterfeiting can be a good thing. Just ask the district attorney in Brooklyn, New York.
I was geared up to complete my census form. I sat. I put on my headphones. I grabbed a pen, something I rarely use in my digitally mediated life. I took a deep breath. By the time I had exhaled, I had completed the form. I turned the pages over and under, thinking, "That's all!?"
Here are so-called "Oinkers" of the year, listed in the "2010 Congressional Pig Book Summary," which was released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan group Citizens Against Government Waste.
A Brooklyn, New York, politician is hitting the streets in an effort to bag the sag.
The rash of stories about priestly sexual abuse in Europe, especially in Ireland and Germany, has put many Catholics on the defensive. They should not be. While sexual molestation of any kind is always indefensible, the politics surrounding this story is also indefensible.
A man federal authorities say is part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been charged with killing two of their victims.
Wesley Snipes and Don Cheadle are among the big names in the new crime drama "Brooklyn's Finest". Andrea Mineo reports
From time to time, Sasha Raven Gross can be seen teetering around a neighborhood drinking hole. She flirts with strangers, talks gibberish and sometimes spins in circles for no apparent reason until she falls down. In one hand is her liquid of choice -- watered-down orange juice in a sippy cup.
His tunes may have rocked dance floors across the world but Wyclef Jean has always remained loyal to native Haiti.
A resident of a Brooklyn building where five Guatemalan immigrants were killed in a fire has been arrested, the New York Police Department said Tuesday.
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that killed five Guatemalan immigrants in Brooklyn, they said Monday.
A Brooklyn man faces a trespassing charge after allegedly causing a security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday.
Whatever your state of mind or current location, there is probably a remix of the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys ode to New York City "Empire State of Mind" available for your listening pleasure and localized for your hometown.
Officials are investigating reports that two fire department dispatchers trained in emergency medical care refused to help a pregnant worker who collapsed in a cafe they were visiting. The woman later died.