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De Blasio, Sanitation Union Reach Contract Agreement

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The city has reached a tentative contract agreement with a union representing more than 6,000 sanitation workers.

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Foreclosure Process 'Broken' in New York

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It takes longer to complete a foreclosure in New York than in any other state, and that may hurt both borrowers and lenders. A Cuomo administration official offers a solution.

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Subway Musicians Vie for a Banner, Not a Dollar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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The official "Music Under New York" gives musicians first dibs at prime performance locations. The MTA says it received more than 200 submissions this year for 20 spots on its roster.

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Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obama and Christie have something in common, and Christie hates it.

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NY Assembly Votes to Extend NYC's Local Control of Schools

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The measure, which is similar to one supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is likely to face tough scrutiny in the state Senate.

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Faith — Religious and Otherwise — Keeps Some Garden State Kids Unvaccinated

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Jersey releases immunization data for all schools. Most kids have most of their shots, but there are pockets where they don't — and where Trenton simply doesn't know.

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Next-Generation Plan to Save Public Housing

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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The city's public housing developments have been decaying for years. Mayor de Blasio's plan calls for NYCHA to raise revenue and cut costs so it can stay viable into the future.

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A Puppet Master Loses Life's Work in East Village Fire

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Master puppet builder Matthew Brooks, who has created puppets for Muppet movies, Sesame Street,  and Crank Yankers, lost everything when his building in the East Village was destroyed.

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So Much Steel and Glass, So Little Transparency

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Manhattan Community Board Five is calling for an immediate, temporary moratorium on buildings over 600 feet that are not undergoing public review.  

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Lawmakers Crack Down on Nail Salon Abuses

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nail salon owners and lawmakers say they would like to clean up their industry.

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Amtrak Service Restored After Deadly Derailment

Monday, May 18, 2015

Federal authorities gave the go-ahead for full service to resume full Monday morning along the Northeast Corridor.

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Behind the Business of Bail

Monday, May 18, 2015

Many people charged with a crime can't get bail for amounts less than $1,000 a month, keeping them stuck behind bars. So who is this current system of bail really working for?

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The Future Looks Shiny, Big and Expensive

Monday, May 18, 2015

"By building something so remarkable and extravagant, the question is, do you price out the very people you want to include?”

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City to Propose $1 Billion Neighborhood Development Fund

Monday, May 18, 2015

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The City hopes to stave off backlash against rezonings with $1 billion capital budget fund.

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Cuomo Pushes Tax Credits for Parents Paying Private School Tuition

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The governor wants state legislators to pass bills that would give tax credits to parents struggling to pay tuition at private schools. 

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The Amtrak Engineer Who Was Behind the Controls

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brandon Bostian's friends described him as a life-long train enthusiast — a passion he eventually parlayed into a career.

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SHOCKER! Tabloid Rumored to Flirt With Possible Buyers

Friday, May 15, 2015

The owner of the New York Daily News is considering selling the tabloid. So what could the News really be worth?

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Amtrak CEO: Railroad Takes Full Responsibility for Crash

Friday, May 15, 2015

Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in a letter on Amtrak's official blog Thursday that it is cooperating fully in an investigation into the incident.    

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Streetball, Chinatown Style

Friday, May 15, 2015

WNYC
The documentary "9-Man" traces the history and captures the spirit of a gritty, fast-paced variation of volleyball played in Chinatowns across the country.

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A Sailboat and Free Ice Cream in Central Park. It's Art

Friday, May 15, 2015

"Drifting in Daylight" from Creative Time features eight free, participatory artworks in the northern part of the park.

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