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Historic Student Loan Changes Also on Tap

by Ryan Tracy The bill even revamps the federal government’s system for making loans to college students.  The loans would now be given to students directly, eliminating a decades-old program whereby private banks made student loans based on a government guarantee. For more than 100 current Yeshiva University students who hold loans under the soon-to-be-ended...


Woman Survives Fall From Brooklyn Bridge

Susan Cloud, a Long Island woman, is in critical condition after leaping from the Brooklyn Bridge Monday morning, the Daily News reports. About 11:30 a.m. NYPD harbor cops plucked Cloud from the water near Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.


One Found Dead after Early Morning Blaze

At 1:22 a.m. firefighters and police from the 72nd district responded to a call of a fire at 322 56 Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Upon extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered the body of a Hispanic man in his 30’s. It is unknown at this time whether the man died in the blaze. The cause of...


Special Election Day

Residents living in Bensonhurst, Borough Park and Midwood take to the polls today to fill the empty 44th district city council seat. Today’s three-way runoff is between Joe Lazar, David Greenfield and Kenneth Rice to fill the seat vacated by Simcha Felder after he was appointed to deputy comptroller for budget and accounting by the newly elected...


Local star brings Oscars to neighborhood

By Todd Stone Graceful and glamorous, Debbie Dangerfield, wearing a form-fitting bright red gown, drifted from one table to the next in a church school auditorium-turned-ballroom Sunday night. This was her annual Oscars party and she regaled her guests as they began to take their seats. The tradition started 20 years ago when she invited...


Gowanus: The Background

by Matthew Huisman The Environmental Protection Agency now has the legal authority to go after The City of New York and eight other polluters who for decades contributed to contamination of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA was granted the power after labeling the 1.8-mile canal that divides Red Hook and South Brooklyn from Park Slope...