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Civic Center »

City's Pricey Primary Runoffs Could be Eliminated Under City Council Plan

A bill to replace the current runoff system with instant-runoff voting would save money, advocates say.

Upper East Side »

Groups Launch TV Ad Campaign Against Waste Transfer Station

The 30-second spot focuses on the dangers of the station for kids who play at nearby Asphalt Green.

Sugar Hill »

Sugar Hill Affordable Housing Organizers Praised by De Blasio

Broadway Housing Communities has 124 permanently affordable units and an early childhood center.

Sugar Hill »

Mayor de Blasio Won't Endorse Candidate in Rangel Primary Battle

De Blasio is staying out of the fierce race between Rangel and Espaillat but will support the winner.

East New York »

Tears Flow at Funeral for 6-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn Elevator

About 1,500 mourners packed an East New York Church Friday to remember 6-year-old P.J. Avitto.

Williamsburg »

Violent Ex-Con Suspected in Knife Attacks Charged With Murder, Police Say

Daniel St. Hubert killed Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and critically wounded Mikayla Capers, 7, police say.

Bay Ridge »

Thousands of Kids Denied Pre-K Seats as Demand Exceeds Supply

More than 15,000 children vying for public school pre-K spots received rejection letters, the city said.

East New York »

Ex-Con Arrested for Knife Attack That Killed 6-Year-Old Boy

Daniel St. Hubert killed P.J. Avitto and wounded 7-year-old Mikayla Capers, police said.

Park Slope »

De Blasio Faces $500 Fine for Failing to Properly Register Rental Home

Owners who do not register with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development face a penalty.

Civic Center »

Stringer Projects $2 Billion More in Overall Labor Deal Costs

The comptroller's budget review ultimately estimates the net cost lower thany the mayor's office.

East Harlem »

Chancellor, Council Speaker Target Spanish-Speaking Parents in Pre-K Push

Carmen Fariña and Melissa Mark-Viverito want Spanish-speaking parents to know all their pre-K options.

Downtown Brooklyn »

De Blasio Used LICH as a Political Prop, Angry Ex-Supporters Say

An emergency room doctor who was laid off told the mayor to "man up" to keep the hospital open.

Park Slope »

Mayor Rejected Twice by Department of Buildings on Apartment He Rents Out

De Blasio's applications for confirmation on his rental property's legal use have been rejected twice.

Lower East Side »

$400M Grant Bringing Storm Protection to East Side, Bronx and Staten Island

A plan for East River berms won federal funding, as did proposals in The Bronx and Staten Island.

Civic Center »

Dwindling City Hospitals Driving Up Ambulance Response Times, FD Boss Says

Outgoing FDNY Commissioner Cassano said the loss of hospitals was partly to blame for response times.

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