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Prospect Heights »

Why Brooklyn Lost the Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia

Frayed political relations and corruption indictments were among the reasons NYC lost, insiders say.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Brooklyn Came Up 'A Little Short' in Losing DNC to Philadelphia: de Blasio

Philly beats out Brooklyn as the host for 2016's Democratic National Convention, the committee said. 

Civic Center »

Barry Diller's $130M Floating Hudson River Arts Park Wins Approval

The Hudson River Park Trust unanimously approved the Pier55 park and performance space.

East Harlem »

Mark-Viverito Calls for Millions to Repair NYCHA Buildings in State of City

The council speaker is also calling for legal representation for a broader range of issues.

Jackson Heights »

Vision Zero Does 'Nothing' to Keep Streets Safe, Assemblyman Says

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker requested the comptroller's office audit Vision Zero 

Civic Center »

5 Things You Should Know About New York City's Proposed Budget

Spending proposals include more money for after-school programs and bulletproof vests for police.

Jackson Heights »

Maybe Now You Can Get a Municipal ID After City Adds Staff to Shorten Wait

The IDNYC card program has seen overwhelming demand, so the city increased the program's capacity.

Washington Heights »

City to Provide 22,000 New Bulletproof Vests for the NYPD

The state-of-the-art vests will begin replacing outdated ones starting in May.

Midtown »

Officials Tried to 'Sanitize' Info About 911 System Failures, Report Says

The program is now expected to be completed a decade late and run hundreds of millions over budget.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Yards Affordable Housing Raises Concerns About Transit, Schools

A plan to build 11,250 affordable units at the site must address infrastructure, local leaders say.

Rockaway Beach »

MAP: New Ferries Coming to Rockaway, Astoria, The Bronx, LES and Brooklyn

There are also plans to expand service to Coney Island and Stapleton on Staten Island.

Gramercy »

Cuomo Calls Minimum Wage Plan a 'Non-Starter' in Latest Salvo Against Mayor

It's not the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on major policy. 

Lower East Side »

LES Residents Looking Forward to New Neighborhood Ferry Stop

Residents reacted positively to news that the city would expand ferry service to Grand Street.

Sunnyside »

City Plans 11,000 Affordable Units at Sunnyside Yards Despite Gov Saying No

Mayor Bill de Blasio said they want to develop 11,250 affordable apartments at the 200-acre rail yard.

Murray Hill »

VIDEO: De Blasio Uses More of a New York Accent in State of the City Speech

De Blasio's pronunciation on words including "neighborhoods" was in line with New York City's accent.

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