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Central Park Is Going Car-Free

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio told Brian Lehrer that the ban, which was meant to coincide with Earth Day, will create an automobile-free park for the first time since cars were invented.

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NY Post Finds 'Epidemic' of Sex Trafficking in New York

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The NYPD rescued an average of one person a week from sex slavery last year, and arrested a total of 228 pimps. That may just be scratching the surface.

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Navigating Hookup Culture in the Digital Age

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new book says dating apps are making satisfying relationships harder to find.

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50 Years After The Fair Housing Act, the Ongoing Struggle For Equal Housing

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Advocates say the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was a milestone, but housing discrimination is far from over.

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LIRR President Resigning After Streak of Poor Train Performance

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski is resigning, effective Friday. Last year marked the LIRR's worst on-time performance in 18 years.

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of Saheed Vassell Shooting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In a video that’s hard to make out, a police car stops, the door opens, and Vassell falls to the ground. The video is the first to show the shooting that sparked protests.

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Why Sex Work Advocates Are Pushing Back Against a Pair of Anti-Trafficking Bills

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

As soon as Wednesday, the president could sign two bills that go after sites where sex workers advertise. But they may hurt consensual sex workers without helping trafficking victims.

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Watch Live: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before House Committee

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In all, the Facebook founder skated largely unharmed through his first day of congressional testimony. On Wednesday, he faces questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Why New York City Didn't Burn When King Was Killed

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Hundreds of cities saw widespread protesting and violence after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968. Comparatively, New York City remained calm. 

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What New York Did—and Didn't—Accomplish With its $168 Billion Budget

Monday, April 02, 2018

New York passed a workaround to the recent federal tax overhaul, but it's unclear how the IRS will react. Meanwhile, the budget shows signs of Gov. Cuomo's reelection strategy.

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Puerto Rico Didn't Get the Storm Relief Seen in Texas and Florida

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

An investigation by Politico found that the rapid mobilization by FEMA after Hurricanes Irma in Florida and Harvey in Texas wasn't comparable after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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Youth Against Gun Violence, From 'Black Lives Matter' to the 'March for Our Lives'

Friday, March 23, 2018

While the survivors of the Parkland shooting are bringing new attention to the issue, young people of color have long been speaking out against gun violence. 

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Staring Down the Nor'easter Into Wednesday Evening

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Many schools, including New York City public schools, are closed or delayed due to today's nor'easter. Hundreds of flights are canceled, and local transit is planning for delays.

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'Spring' Storm Bears Down on New York City

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mayor de Blasio canceled classes at New York City public schools, as 12 to 15 inches of snow are expected.

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Students Who March for Gun Control Plan to Vote for It, Too

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Even those who aren't eligible to vote themselves say they're organizing to make sure young people head to the polls as soon as they're old enough to cast a ballot.

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Actor Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Monday, March 19, 2018

The 'Sex and the City' co-star says she's running to combat income inequality and fix the subways.

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Hickory Dickory Dock, a Banksy Ran Up the Clock

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Not since Banksy's October 2013 residency has he graced our city (as far as we know). Now, on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue, he is elevating rodents to new heights.

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Thousands of Local Students Join National Walkout for Gun Control

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut left class to protest gun violence

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Former Aide to Gov. Cuomo Convicted in Bribery Case

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Joseph Percoco, a longtime friend of the governor and the manager of his 2014 re-election campaign, faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted on three counts.

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Downed Power Lines: Bad Management, or Just Bad Weather?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Over the past seven days, it's happened twice—and some of the homes that lost power from the first storm hadn't even gotten it back by the time the second one hit.

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