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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.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Won't Get Any New Pre-K Seats Under Citywide Expansion

More than 200 pre-K seats will be added to District 2 schools, but none are on the Upper East Side.

Gramercy »

Officers Injured in Coney Island Building Fire Remain in Critical Condition

The mayor and police commissioner planned to visit the officers' families again Tuesday. 

Civic Center »

Crime Creeping Back Up After De Blasio Touts Record Lows

A month after Mayor de Blasio heralded historic lows, new NYPD stats show a rise in homicides.

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