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More New Yorkers Turning To Food Pantries

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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 t...

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Remains Are Autistic Teen's; Family to Sue City

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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.

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In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.


New Yorkers on Baseball's New Instant Replay: Meh

Thursday, January 16, 2014


"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."

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New, Young and Progressive Council Members Inaugurated

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Several New York City Council members took their oaths of office on Sunday.

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Newark Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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."

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De Blasio Ally Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.


Can NYS Afford $2 Billion in Tax Cuts?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.


ASPCA Gets Out of the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Business

Monday, January 06, 2014

Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.

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A Long, Cold Wait to Meet the Mayor at Gracie Mansion

Sunday, January 05, 2014


Hot cocoa and cider helped warm visitors and pass the time but some complained about the port-a-potty only, no restroom option.


Danger of Hypothermia Spreads as Wind Chill Dips

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.


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De Blasio Appoints Flurry of Progressives

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.


Goodbye to NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides?

Monday, December 30, 2013

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.

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Ex-Port Authority Exec Said to be Buying Rivals' Web Addresses

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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.

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We'll Get to Ride the East River Ferry Through 2019

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg is extending east river ferry service for five more years.


City Council Names Streets After 'The Hammer of God' & Bullied Soldier

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A block of River Avenue in the Bronx is about to become "Rivera Avenue." 


City Council Approves New 911 Call Tracking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The city council has approved a bill requiring the FDNY to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. That bill came to the council after a four-year-old Manhattan girl was struck and killed by an SUV in June. It took an ambulance eight minutes to arrive after a call was made to 911.


Explore New York's New Interactive Crime Map

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major...

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Two Million Americans "Nod" Behind the Wheel Every Week

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?

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Metro-North Derailment Victims Already Deeply Missed

Monday, December 02, 2013

Jim Lovell and Kisook Ahn left behind communities of people who loved them. WNYC's Janet Babin has this remembrance.

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