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Dozens Injured in Lower Manhattan Ferry Crash

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Authorities say 74 people were injured in the Manhattan ferry crash — two of them critically. There were 326 passengers on the vessel when it arrived from New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

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NYC Goes In Different Direction Than Feds Over Immigration Enforcement

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Immigration control has become the federal government's highest criminal law enforcement priority, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. The report found that the Obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. That's more than all of the Justice Department's law enforcement agencies combined — including the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Bronx DA Talks Stop-and-Frisk, Performance Numbers

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that the NYPD acted unconstitutionally when making stops outside certain private apartment buildings in the Bronx. There, officers have to be interviewed before these types of cases proceed. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said that’s made a difference.

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Famed Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies at 91

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering career as an architecture critic has died.  Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.  Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, says Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

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Police Seeking 4 in Shooting of Teen

Monday, January 07, 2013

New York City police are seeking four "persons of interest" in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Friday.

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How the Fiscal Cliff Affects Area Hospitals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The fiscal deal that the President and Congress struck last night averts tax increases for millions of Americans. But it also means major cuts could be coming to hospitals — especially those that rely largely on Medicaid and other public dollars.

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NY, NJ Leaders Bash House for Failing to Vote on Sandy Bill

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's leaders on both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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Grimm: Sandy Aid Stall "Beyond Surprising"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents much of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, says that the move by Republican leadership in the House to let the the current session of Congress end without a vote on Sandy aid is "inexcusable."

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Watch Live | Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 31, 2012

President Obama is expected to make a statement on the fiscal cliff at 1:30 p.m. Officials familiar with the negotiations say the contours of a deal have emerged.

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Watch Live | President Obama Makes Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Friday, December 28, 2012

Following a meeting with congressional leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement at 5:45 p.m.

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Subway Push Victim Was 46-Year Old From India, Police Say

Friday, December 28, 2012

A mumbling woman pushed a 46-year-old man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.

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Federal Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Could Cost $504 Million

Friday, December 28, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put forward a plan to clean up the beleaguered Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. 

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Beached Whale Is Dead, Official Says

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A wildlife official says an endangered whale has died after getting stranded on a beach in a coastal enclave of New York City.

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Some NY Officials Have Choice Words for NRA Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The National Riffle Association's call to place armed guards in schools gained some traction with local gun enthusiasts — but many New York politicians who spoke out Friday took umbrage at the proposal in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Explore Senate Run

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Newark Mayor Corey Booker says he'll explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.  The seat is currently held by Frank Lautenberg, 88, who hasn't said he'll resign. 

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Analysis: NYSE Sold to Rival Exchange ICE for $8.2B

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The New York Stock Exchange is being sold to a rival exchange for about $8 billion, ending more than two centuries of independence for the iconic Big Board.

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McCarthy, Gun Control Advocate, Says Newtown 'Hit the Heart of Everybody'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has been calling for gun control since her husband was among the six people killed during a mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad in the late 1990s — and she told WNYC on Wednesday that she thinks the Newtown shooting is enough to move the needle.

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Bloomberg Backs Obama's Gun Violence Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he's encouraged by the news that the Obama administration is creating a task force whose goal is to generate proposals to reduce gun violence.

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Study: No Link Between WTC Attacks and Cancer

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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There's no clear evidence that the dust, debris and fumes released by the destruction of the World Trade Center in the September 11 attacks causes cancer, according to a new study from the New York City department of health.

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Crowdsourcing a Mental Health Policy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We asked for your thoughts about how we should change the way we deal with mental illness in this country. Here's some of the highlights of what you told us.

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