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Token, Bagel, Dust: The 101 Objects That Make NYC

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new book and exhibit highlight some of the objects that define the history of New York City.

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WTC Workers Are Muses to This Artist

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Irish artist Marcus Robinson has been making paintings, drawings and a film about the construction workers from inside the buildings in construction.

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This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

WNYC
One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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De Blasio Administration Can't Close Poor Door

Friday, August 29, 2014

WNYC
Until zoning or other laws change, the city could see more 'poor doors.'

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City's Sandy Recovery Program Expected to Meet First Deadline

Friday, August 29, 2014

The city's Build it Back program is expected to meet its self-imposed deadline of writing 500 reimbursement checks and beginning construction on 500 Sandy-damaged homes by Labor Day.

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Fire Commissioner Orders Academy Cleanup After More MRSA Cases

Friday, August 29, 2014

WNYC
The move comes after more probationary firefighters may have been infected by the drug-resistant infection called MRSA.

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Mayor Signs Bill Tracking Solitary in NYC Jails

Friday, August 29, 2014

The mayor has signed a bill requiring New York City correction officials to track and publish information on the use of solitary confinement.

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In First, Memorial Will be Open on Night of 9/11

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year.

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Shadow of Jail Violence Darkens Bus Ride to Rikers

Friday, August 29, 2014

As problems at Rikers Island reach a tipping point, and the need for reform becomes urgent, mothers, aunts, fiancées and others travel there regularly to check up on loved ones.  

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City Sees Climb in Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNYC
A crackdown on the prescription painkillers known as opioids may be yielding dividends, but may also be driving some people to heroin.

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NYPD Nearing Launch of Body Camera Pilot

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The plan was ordered by a federal judge who ruled against the city's use of stop-and-frisk last year.

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The Abandoned Garden of Prospect Park

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Forgotten NY? Not much left, but there is a secret sanctuary called the Vale of Cashmere.

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Residents Split On City's Safer Public Housing Promise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
While crime is down more than four percent across the city's public housing developments, crime at the Lincoln Houses is up more than five percent year-to-date.

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Manhattan DA Targets Dock Deal by Port Authority

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Manhattan D.A. wants to know the story behind how a local docks company reached a $25 million deal with the Port Authority, and why the agency failed to inform the public.

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Uber Ups the Ante in Battle Against Lyft for Ridesharing Supremacy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shave the stache," a reference to the pink mustaches on the grilles of Lyft vehicles, is a phrase Uber marketers used to describe their tactic of recruiting Lyft's drivers.

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Time Warner Cable Says Maintenance Problem Caused Nationwide Outage

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of TWC Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.

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Corn, Tamales, and the Apple Marys: A Brief History of Women Street Vendors

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Finding the most authentic ethnic food in NYC gives one bragging rights. The street vendors who sell their wares, though, are looking for rights of a different kind.

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The History of Blacks in Photos, Before Michael Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag is the latest example of concern over how African Americans have been portrayed — or not — in photography.

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Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
After the death of Eric Garner in police custody, a review board said the NYPD took little or no disciplinary action in 10 chokehold cases.

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Police Union Opposes NYC's Bid for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio accuses a local police union of "fear-mongering," after its leader publishes an open letter.

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