Go Smart NYC was launched this week in Ridgewood, Glendale and Maspeth.
The projects will include sidewalk repairs, new asphalt paths and playground upgrades.
DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said the department needs better facilities to fix conditions at Rikers.
Councilwoman Liz Crowley said she thought HHC should take the job.
Council members and animal advocates said many city rabbits end up being abandoned.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced changes to physical tests many feel unfairly eliminate women.
The newly designated district consists mostly of brick row houses built before World War I.
Production company Broadway Stages is planning to build its studios near a shopping mall in Glendale.
Residents claim their neighborhood is being confused with nearby Ridgewood.
The city DOC's overtime cap is 57 hours a month, nearly twice what it was in 2010.
A group trying to bring back the "Civic Virtue" statue says its new caretakers are rewriting history.
Outgoing FDNY Commissioner Cassano said the loss of hospitals was partly to blame for response times.
On the heels of a battle over racial bias, activists want to see more women in the FDNY.
The NYPD had increased patrols after a rape occurred there in August.
Police beefed up patrols in and around the park.
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