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Morrisania »

Name Bronx Post Office After Late Rep. Herman Badillo, Borough Prez Says

Herman Badillo, the country's first Puerto Rican congressman, passed away in late 2014.

Ocean Breeze »

Staten Island University Hospital Gets More Than $1M for Storm Protections

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced the federal funds for the hospital.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Mother to Attend State of the Union in Push for Law

Vanessa Fontaine will join Sen. Charles Schumer at the speech in support of Avonte's Law.

East Village »

Bodegas Selling $2 Hits of Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana, City Warns

Police and the Manhattan DA's office have begun arresting and prosecuting bodega workers selling K2.

St. George »

$190M in Sandy Funds Used to Buy Two Staten Island Ferries

Politicians announced $190M in federal funds will be used to buy the new boats.

Midland Beach »

$56M in Federal Funding to Prevent Flooding Headed to Staten Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the money for flood protection projects.

Prospect Heights »

Brooklyn Boosters Tout the Borough for Next Democratic Convention

Officials kicked off the two-day tour with a press conference at the Barclays Center Monday.

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 »

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.

East Harlem »

Sandy-Damaged NYCHA Buildings to Receive $100M for New Boilers

"Bureaucratic infighting" has denied public housing residents reliable heat, Schumer said.

Long Island City »

Dept. of Justice to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children

The DOJ said it would fund the devices after Sen. Schumer proposed "Avonte's Law" last week.

Long Island City »

Schumer Proposes 'Avonte's Law' to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Kids

The devices would be voluntary and designed for parents of children who have a tendency to "bolt."

NoHo »

$1.3B in Federal Funds for Sandy Rebuilding Coming to NYC

More than $1 billion in new aid will help property owners still trying to rebuild, officals say.

Lower East Side »

MTA Willing to Discuss Land Transfer for 'Lowline' Park, Founders Say

The Lowline is a proposed subterranean park in an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side.

Lower East Side »

Neglected Lower East Side Pier Launches Summer of Art Installations

Pier 42 will host a series of art installations and public programming through Nov. 1.

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