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East Flatbush »

Convert Homeless Shelters Back to Apartments, Advocates Say

Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.

Civic Center »

Cuomo Ticket Prevails in Democratic Primary

Challenger Zephyr Teachout had a respectable showing, exposing some discontent with Cuomo.

Whitestone »

Avella Narrowly Stops Liu's Bid for State Senate

State Sen. Tony Avella was the projected winner of the Democratic primary in the north Queens district.

Civic Center »

Here Are the Races to Watch This Primary Day

While turnout is expected to be low, there are several interesting races in New York's neighborhoods.

Civic Center »

Quiet Labor Deal Gave $3M in Back Pay to Elevator Workers

The little-known deal by Comptroller John Liu gave retroactive raises to hundreds of elevator workers.

Rego Park »

School Called 911 Almost One Hour After Autistic Teen Went Missing: Sources

Avonte Oquendo, of Rego Park, has been missing for a week after he ran away from the Riverview School.

Rego Park »

Family Clings to Hope as NYPD Continues Search for Missing Autistic Teen

Avonte Oquendo's family is planning to file a lawsuit against his school for letting their son leave.

Flatiron »

Third Pedestrian Plans to Sue City After Tripping Over Citi Bike Station

Diana Mathes wants more than $5 million after fracturing her arm in the fall.

Gowanus »

Tight Democratic Primary Leaves Bill de Blasio Win in Limbo

Results showed Bill de Blasio within a razor's edge of winning the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff.

Upper West Side »

Neighborhood Group Files Lawsuit Against City Over UWS Shelter

Neighborhood in the Nineties is suing the city over a controversial West 95th Street shelter.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Nears Runoff-Proof Lead in Latest Mayoral Poll

The Public Advocate's support jumped six points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

Times Square & Theater District »

De Blasio Barraged by Opponents in Mayoral Debate

Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn and other contenders traded fire over tax policy and stop-and-frisk.

Battery Park City »

Liu Shoots Down Bid to Use Affordable Housing Cash for Pier A Overhaul

Pier A needs another $5 million to move forward, but Comptroller John Liu rejected the funding plan.

Upper West Side »

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Attack Quinn in First TV Debate

The Council Speaker defended herself against criticism over her role in overturning term limits.

Civic Center »

Bill de Blasio Surges Ahead of Quinn in Latest Mayoral Poll

The Public Advocate has his best poll showing yet as former congressman Weiner continues to lose ground.