.New York, NY, USA
Eric Adams is a former police captain. (Photo credit: Twitter/@BKBoroHall)

  • Eric Adams edged out runner-up Kathryn Garcia by nearly 8,400 votes
  • He won on a promise to strike a balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice
  • If elected, he would become New York's second Black mayor

.New York, NY, USA
Health officials are currently tracking multiple variants of the virus in the United States. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The infected person is an old woman from Brooklyn 'with no travel history'
  • All her potential contacts are being tracked
  • The first case of the Brazilian variant was detected in January

.Brooklyn, NY, USA
The outage was experienced by users in Brooklyn and surrounding areas (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The outage hampered services of Google, Zoom, Amazon, Slack among others
  • Verizon had informed users about the fiber cut
  • The outage is being investigated by the Federal Communications Commission 

.New York, NY, USA
Kyrie Irving has not played since January 5. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Kyrie Irving)

  • Kyrie Irving was seen attending a birthday party with no mask
  • The NBA protocols suggest players to not attend indoor gatherings of over 15 people
  • Irving will stay eligible to return to the game after a five-day quarantine period

.Brooklyn, NY, USA
Homes are decorated for Christmas in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights, in New York City. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • In Brooklyn's illuminated Dyker Heights neighborhood, not even a pandemic can keep the festive spirit down
  • Homes start shimmering with elaborate holiday displays, from late November onwards
  • Its in-your-face Christmas glow is drawing large crowds

.Brooklyn, NY, USA
Michael McKean (L) posted the picture after the news of David Lander's (R) death on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MJMcKean)

  • David Lander  succumbed to complications related to multiple sclerosis
  • He was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • He was best known for playing 'Squiggy' in the sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley'