Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez is among several protesters who were arrested Monday as they engaged in civil disobedience to stop Long Island College Hospital from closing.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the “Recycle Everything” campaign today. The new initiative will promote new recycling techniques like residential food composting and the recycling of electronics and rigid plastics across the five boroughs.
Many Egyptian-Americans in "Little Egypt" in Astoria, Queens, said that they support those currently protesting against the Egyptian president.
City Council members are considering a bill that would allow newsstands to sell more expensive items than they do now, like personal hygiene products that cost up to $10. Currently, they can only sell items under $5.