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Housing Report: Finally, More Manhattanites Are Willing to Sell

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After months of low inventory, more owners are putting their homes up for sale thanks to rising real estate prices.

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Teen Who Stabbed Classmate Is Indicted for Manslaughter

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Noel Estevez has been charged with second degree manslaughter instead of murder. The lesser offense means he will no longer be charged as an adult and his case will be moved to family court.

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NY Community Mourns Deaths of Israeli Students

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

About 200 people marched to the United Nations from the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan to mourn the deaths of three Israeli students.

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Is Cash the Cure for the Homeless?

Monday, June 30, 2014

The homeless may be more fiscally responsible than most people think.

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Advocates Say Cuomo's Multi-Prong AIDS Effort Could Use More Prongs

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Observers say the battle will take more than expanding or tweaking current efforts.

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Orthodox Jewish Groups Cheer Contraception Ruling

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Monday's Supreme Court ruling will give family-owned companies more freedom to challenge laws on religious grounds.

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Children Getting a Break from the City

Monday, June 30, 2014

Kids accustomed to subways and grimy city pavement will be spending the summer living with host families in more rural areas of New York. 

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High Court Ruling Puts New York Union in a Bind

Monday, June 30, 2014

A union must sign up members individually, following a setback in the Supreme Court.

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NYPD Chief Has Message for New Officers: Save the Children

Monday, June 30, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has a new goal for the latest class of NYPD graduates: Save the children. The commissioner told the class of 610 cadets that he wanted them to help prevent children from joining cliques and crews.

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Israel Finds Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank.

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Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

"Balanced and responsible," or a plan that will hurt working families?

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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Monday, June 30, 2014

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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Nevermind the Bad News out of Atlantic City! Developers Pitch Casinos in New York.

Monday, June 30, 2014

As casinos shut down in Atlantic City, New York prepares to license four huge casino-resorts.

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New Affordable Housing Goal Waits While Old One Finishes Up

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.

But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises. 

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...

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City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transit advocates are praising members of the New York City Council for allocating almost $2.8 million dollars in the budget that was just approved for countdown clocks at bus stops.

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Pride Parade Goers Applaud Cuomo's Plan to End AIDS Epidemic by 2020

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marched down Fifth Avenue for the Pride parade today. The annual event came on the heels of a Cuomo announcement to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.

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Pigeons: Flying Rats or Friends?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sociologist Colin Jerolmack set out to write a thoughtful book on the changing cityscape — something like Jane Jacobs’ seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But that was before a pigeon pooped on him.

He’d been observing changes in a pocket park near Carmine Street on the ...

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'Obvious Child' Turns Abortion into Comedy

Sunday, June 29, 2014

'Obvious Child' is an indie romantic comedy with a twist. In it, Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern — played by former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate — gets an abortion after a one-night stand. 

And she doesn't agonize over it. 

New York filmmaker Gillian Robespierre, who both wrote and directed the film, ...

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This is What America Looked Like

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thousands of regular Americans were captured by the lens of the late photographer Garry Winogrand.

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