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Navy Yard »

De Blasio Appoints PBS Exec Cynthia López as Head of TV and Film Office

The mayor said Cynthia López gets the "nuts and bolts" of the film industry.

Chinatown »

Lunar New Year, Muslim Holidays Won't Be Added to School Calendar This Year

Lunar New Year and the Muslim holidays happen to fall on weekends and school breaks in 2014-15.

Midland Beach »

De Blasio Promises 500 Sandy Reimbursement Checks By Summer's End

The planned Sandy rebuilding changes were included in a report released Thursday.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dead at 87

The father of former Gov. David Paterson was a pillar of Harlem politics for decades.

Civic Center »

Letitia James Criticizes de Blasio's Slow Pace in Hiring Top-Level Staffers

Public Advocate Letitia James said she was worried about the failure to replace FDNY Commissioner.

Civic Center »

NYPD Disbands Controversial Muslim Surveillance Unit, Mayor Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio honored his campaign promise to end the secretive police program.

Civic Center »

Planned NYC Parade for Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Moving Ahead, Schumer Says

The parade for Iraq and Afghanistan vets would follow the Canyon of Heroes route in Manhattan.

Lower East Side »

Fourth of July Fireworks Returning to East River

The July 4 fireworks show will return to the East River this year for the first time since 2008.

Upper West Side »

City to Cut Homeless Population at Controversial UWS Shelter by Half

Half of Freedom House's 400 homeless residents will be removed by Nov. 1.

Central Harlem »

Lawmen Recall Rev. Al Sharpton's Cooperation With FBI

Former officials remember an uproarious Rev. Al when he wore an FBI wire on the mob.  

Civic Center »

De Blasio's Google Chat With New Yorkers Filled With Supporters

Bill de Blasio's donors and past associates dominated a midday Google video chat with the mayor.

New Dorp Beach »

State Won't Add Any More Neighborhoods to Sandy Buyout Program

The state will instead focus on acquiring Sandy damaged homes through an acquisition program.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Administration Wants Total Control of Hiring Process, Memo Shows

The de Blasio administration is centralizing the hiring process, according to a memo sent to staff.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Atlantic Avenue First Major Thoroughfare to Get 'Slow Zone'

The speed limit on a 7.6-mile stretch of Atlantic Avenue will be reduced from 30 to 25 mph.

Jackson Heights »

Council Introduces Bill to Give Undocumented NYC Residents IDs

The ID, part of a State of the City promise by Mayor de Blasio, works like a driver's license.

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