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New, Improved Park Opens in Borough Park After Long Closure

08/17/2016 12:54 PM

The 18th Avenue Park in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn re-opened Tuesday morning after being closed for more than 15 months, with over $7 million

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NYC Ranked First in Annual Fastest-Growing Businesses in America List

08/17/2016 11:23 AM Updated: 8 months ago

The New York City Economic Development Corporation announced on Wednesday that 207 city-based companies ranked among Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in America, which is more

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NYC Council Speaker Defends Decision to Block Police Reform Bills

08/16/2016 4:26 PM

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito defended her decision on Tuesday at City Hall to block controversial police reform bills, saying that it wouldn’t be

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Other Officials Announce Amendment to NYC Human Rights Law

08/16/2016 3:40 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Public Advocate Letitia James announced the introduction of legislation amending the NYC Human

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What’s the Least Free State in the Country? Analysis Says New York

08/16/2016 3:16 PM

The Cato Institute — a Libertarian think tank —released an infographic on Monday that ranks overall freedom among the states that make up America, with New

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Southern Tier Gets NYS Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects

08/16/2016 10:43 AM

New York is continuing investments into water infrastructure around the state, with Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing on Monday that $13.7 million in grants for eight municipal

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NYC Pols Denounce City Council Candidate’s Fundraising Email: ‘Save Harlem From Greedy Jewish Landlords’

08/15/2016 10:14 AM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City politicians criticized seventh council district candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre after he sent out a fund-raising email in early August with the subject line, “SAVE

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Bratton Criticizes Trump in Queens NYPD Muslim Officers Society Event

08/12/2016 11:16 AM

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a speech at the NYPD Muslim Officers Society’s Eighth Annual Scholarship Dinner in Queens on

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NYS to Extend Swimming Hours at State Facilities Because of Rising Heat

08/11/2016 3:29 PM

New York State will be offering extended hours at state swimming facilities because of the rise in heat temperatures and humidity levels beginning Thursday and continuing

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Councilman Greenfield Calls for MTA to Utilize Transport Network Companies to Serve Disabled Commuters

08/11/2016 2:51 PM

As complaints continue about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Access-A-Ride program, New York City Councilman David Greenfield is calling for the MTA to allow disabled commuters to

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Census Report: Brooklyn Population Expected to Reach 2.75 Million by 2020

08/11/2016 1:34 PM

Brooklyn’s population has grown to more than the population in Houston, Texas, growing by more than 5% to 2.6 million since 2010, according to a U.S.

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NY Times Making Changes to Print Section Amid Falling Revenue

08/11/2016 11:51 AM

Drastic cuts are coming to the New York Times, with the paper needing to cut back on spending after print advertising was down 14% in the

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Simcha Felder Running on GOP Line: ‘Political Parties Are Not a Religion’

08/10/2016 3:23 PM

Democratic New York State Senator Simcha Felder will be running on the Republican line this fall, Senate Republicans announced on Wednesday. Republicans alliance with Felder helps

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More Than 40,000 New Yorkers Benefit From NYC Rental Assistance Programs

08/10/2016 11:54 AM

Over 40,000 New Yorkers in 13,806 households are living in permanent housing units through the administrations rental assistance and permanent housing programs since the program began

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory in NYC This Week

08/10/2016 10:26 AM

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene urged New Yorkers to take precautions for hot weather, which forecasts

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GEICO to Add 600 Full-Time Jobs at New Location in Western New York

08/09/2016 4:36 PM

GEICO, the nation’s second largest auto insurance company, will be expanding its service operations into Western New York, adding 600 full-time jobs at a new location

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NYS A.G. Announces Conviction of Man Distributing Black Market HIV Medication

08/09/2016 10:18 AM

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the trial conviction of pharmacist Ira Gross and his shell company, Chaparral Services, LTD, on Tuesday for distributing illegally

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Announces $100 Million Settlement With Barclays Bank

08/08/2016 1:03 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday a $100 million, 44-state settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. for “fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct involving the

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Governor Cuomo Announces Availability of $16 Million For Construction of Energy-Efficient Housing in NYS

08/08/2016 1:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the availability Monday of $16 million via the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The funds are intended to support

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Calls For Passage of $1.9 Milion Emergency Funding Bill to Fight Zika Virus

08/07/2016 3:19 PM

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on House and Senate leadership Monday to pass a $1.9 million emergency funding bill to contain the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne