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Public Design Commission Approves Controverisal UWS Playground Redesign

The PDC said the Parks Department only has to modify three benches before it gives final approval.

Lower East Side »

Knickerbocker Village Tenants Fighting 13 Percent Rent Hike

Tenants in the Lower East Side affordable housing complex are fighting a proposed rent increase.

East Village »

Elected Officials Accuse NY Observer Owner of Tenant Harassment

Local officials called on developer Jared Kushner to address tenants' concerns at 170-174 E. Second St.

Hamilton Heights »

Hamilton Heights Plagued by Mosquitos From Stagnant Pools on Access Road

Mosquitos have been breeding in ponds formed from rainfall and highway runoff near the park.

West Harlem »

Harlem Students Trade Summer Sun and Fun for Labs and Apps

Two dozen Harlem high schoolers spent their summer doing app development and engineering design.

TriBeCa »

Dance Company Builds High-Tech Studios and Performance Space in TriBeCa

Gibney Dance is opening studios featuring high-tech cameras, projectors and video editing equipment.

Upper West Side »

How To Fight a Rat Infestation on Your Block

Experts say there are more than 20 million rats in the city. Here's how to banish them from your block.

Upper West Side »

NYCHA Blames Own Staff for Rat Scourge at Frederick Douglass Houses

The agency admitted that staff at the housing complex have contributed to a major rat infestation. 

Upper West Side »

Landmarks Rejects 'Bland' Design for 16-Story Tower Near Lucerne Hotel

The commission asked the architects to revise their design for 207 W. 97th St. 

Chinatown »

City Will Begin Fining Illegal Chinatown Buses by August

Long-distance bus companies risk fines as high as $2,500 for breaking rules established a year ago.

Battery Park City »

City to Revamp Stuyvesant High Auditorium Where 9/11 Dust Concerns Linger

Auditorium seats in the school just blocks from Ground Zero were never replaced.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Gets Additional Council Funding Under New Budget Rules

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal secured nearly $145,000 more for her district this year.

Upper West Side »

Seniors Rally Against Salvation Army's Sale of UWS Building

The Salvation Army is selling its West End Avenue building, forcing residents to move to East Harlem.

Upper East Side »

16-Year-Olds Take Step Closer to Serving on Community Boards

A committee resolution to let 16- and 17-year-olds serve will now go before the full City Council.

Upper West Side »

Memorial Day Marked by Mayor at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

The ceremony honored those who have served and who continue to serve the country in the armed forces.

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