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New York City Sees Decline in Obesity Rate for Kids

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The obesity epidemic may be reversing course. A new report shows the obesity rates of school age children living in several major cities has dropped.

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Ex-NY Senator Hiram Monserrate Gets 2 Years in Prison

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud on Tuesday.

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Shooting Victim May Have Been Lured to Midtown, Police Say

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.

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MTA Plan May Hit Tourists and Motorists More Heavily

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tourists and motorists could see the bulk of fare increases if a proposed plan gaining traction with MTA board members goes through later this year.

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Analysis: What a Money-Laundering Settlement Means for HSBC

Monday, December 10, 2012

Federal and New York authorities are expected to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC over money-laundering charges on Tuesday, sending a message that banks can't skirt U.S. sanctions law while doing business in the United States.

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Analysis: A Look at the NY Gay Marriage Case Before SCOTUS

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.

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Obama Asks for $60.4B in Sandy Aid

Friday, December 07, 2012

The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.

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Mayor Says Sandy Funds Won't Pit City Against State

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's confident money given to the state for Sandy recovery will make its way down to New York City.

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Driver in Bronx Bus Crash Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide

Friday, December 07, 2012

The driver behind the wheel during of the fatal Bronx bus crash was found not guilty on all counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide on Friday.

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On 'The Daily Show,' Christie Defends Relationship With Obama

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.

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City to Pay $10M in Foster Child Abuse Suit

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York City has agreed to pay nearly $10 million dollars to settle an abuse case filed on behalf of 10 disabled children against a Queens woman who fraudulently adopted them more than 15 years ago, according to the New York Times.

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NYCLU Files Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The New York Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state’s practice of sending people into solitary confinement for non-violent crimes is a violation of civil rights.

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Analysis: Why Jets QB Mark Sanchez Is Here to Stay

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Jets coach Rex Ryan decided to go with Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback for this weekend's game in Jacksonville on Wednesday — but the decision was not unanimous.

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Han Family Speaks Out As Police Make Arrest in Fatal Subway Push

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The daughter of the Queens man who was shoved onto the subway tracks said her father was "always there for her." New York City police have arrested a man in the death of Ki-Suck Han.

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After Sandy, DEP Focuses on Area Waterways

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Department of Environmental Protection says it’s been sampling waterways around the city, following Sandy.

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Video Games as Art? MoMA Thinks So

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pac-Man and Tetris will soon be among the collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Tempers Flare at Staten Island Town Hall

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hundreds of frustrated Staten Island residents seeking answers packed the New Dorp High School auditorim Thursday night where an informational town hall meeting about Sandy turned into a heated venting session for those who lost everything in the storm.

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Urges Congress to Approve Sandy Aid

Friday, November 30, 2012

President Barack Obama’s pointman on regional Sandy rebuilding efforts said tackling immediate needs such as minimizing the number of displaced is a top priority – but long-term issues such as buyouts and climate change loom large.

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In Effort to Unionize, Fast Food Workers Walk Out

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Workers at dozens of fast food restaurants in New York City walked off the job to rally for higher wages and the right to unionize. 

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Sandy Recovery: Comparing Notes on Cuomo and Christie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Governor Chris Christie released more details about his Sandy rebuilding plans for New Jersey on Wednesday — outlining a similar approach to that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. WNYC's Anna Sale has been comparing the request to that of Governor Andrew Cuomo's and provides analysis.

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