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SUNY will be allowed to rid itself of the money-losing LICH, and community members opposed to closing the hospital will get a voice in its redevelopment.
The latest winter storm is on its way out but things will still be messy as early snow fall creates some slushy conditions. Check our Transit Tracker for up-to-date rail and subway information.
Watch how New Yorkers ushered in the Year of the Horse during festivities in Chinatown on Sunday.
A household of three lost $29 on average in monthly food stamps when a temporary benefit from the federal stimulus expired in November. The Food Bank for New York City says this led to an increase in visitors at 85 percent of the city's food pantries and soup kitchens compared to the previous November.
The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.
In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.
"The game is slow enough as it is," says Liam O'Connor of Brooklyn, "so it’s not like it's going to take any more time."
Several New York City Council members took their oaths of office on Sunday.
Named New Jersey's Poet Laureate in 2002, Baraka was known for his powerful manifestos, from the racial fury of "Dutchman," to the September 11 diatribe "Somebody Blew Up America."
The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.
Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.
Hot cocoa and cider helped warm visitors and pass the time but some complained about the port-a-potty only, no restroom option.
It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.
Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.
Central Park horse-drawn carriage drivers are up in arms over the mayor-elect's announcement that he's putting an end to their business.
A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has reportedly been buying Internet domain addresses that use the names of public officials.
Mayor Bloomberg is extending east river ferry service for five more years.