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Parents Renew Call for Safety Measures After Student Struck Near UWS School

The victim, 13, was hit by a driver on Columbus Avenue earlier this week, prompting outcry from parents.

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911 Calls From Manhattan No Longer Bouncing to New Jersey, NYPD Says

The misdirected emergency calls have led to dangerous delays, officials said.

Bed-Stuy »

City Launches Student Voter Registration Day to Target Low Turnout Rates

Facilitators led civic engagement workshops and collected voter registration forms from eligible teens.

Upper West Side »

Local Leaders Fear Loss of Affordable Housing in Riverside South Plan

The Collegiate School is not legally obligated to provide the 55 units locals expected in the project.

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Collegiate School Wants to Move Required Affordable Housing to New Site

The private school, which is required to build the units, wants to move them to West 108th Street.

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26 UWS Blocks to Get Daily Trash Cleanup

DOE Fund staffers will focus on cleaning and bagging trash along Broadway. 

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Pols Push for Resolution Making NYC Official Promoter of Meatless Mondays

City Councilmembers want New York City to promote a meatless diet every Monday.

Civic Center »

Illegal Hotel Complaints Up 62 Percent as City Council Grills Airbnb

A marathon hearing focused on illegal short-term rentals.

Civic Center »

Bill Would Force Landlords to Pay for Displaced Tenants' Temporary Shelter

Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants landlords of unsafe buildings to pay for tenants to live elsewhere.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Green Roofs, Music Practice Rooms Part of $40M Upgrade to Schools

The projects range from upgrading facilities like auditoriums and boilers to creating rooftop gardens.

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Cracked UWS Basketball Courts and Playground to Get $1.55M Renovation

The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.

Civic Center »

Fire Commissioner Wants to Boost Number of Female Firefighters

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced changes to physical tests many feel unfairly eliminate women.

Upper West Side »

TIMELINE: Foes of UWS Shelter Hope Crime Drops With Fewer Homeless Tenants

The two West 95th Street buildings started as illegal hotels and later housed 400 homeless people.

Upper West Side »

In Last-Minute Switch, City Meets Deadline to Move Homeless From Shelter

DHS had warned it would miss the deadline to move 200 people from the W. 95th Street shelter.

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Homeless Shelter Will Miss Deadline to Move Out Half Its Tenants, City Says

The shelter was supposed to move out 200 residents by Nov. 1 under an agreement with the city.