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5 Things You Should Know About New York City's Proposed Budget

Spending proposals include more money for after-school programs and bulletproof vests for police.

Civic Center »

Illegal Hotel Complaints Up 62 Percent as City Council Grills Airbnb

A marathon hearing focused on illegal short-term rentals.

Jackson Heights »

Politicians Get NYC ID Cards as Some New Yorkers Have to Wait Until Spring

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Cornegy and Danny Dromm were among councilmembers who got their cards.

Civic Center »

Bratton Opposes Law to Make Chokeholds Illegal

The police commissioner told the City Council he also wants funding for 1,000 new police officers.

Flatbush »

Judge Says De Blasio-Backed Brooklyn Assembly Candidate Can Stay on Ballot

Rodneyse Bichotte called the case Michele Adolphe filed against her "baseless."

Flatbush »

Lawsuit Seeks to Boot de Blasio-Backed Assembly Candidate Off the Ballot

Michele Adolphe claims Rodneyse Bichotte filed questionable voter registration forms.

Central Harlem »

City Spends $12M on 'Violence Interrupters' to Reduce Shootings

The mayor unveiled a plan to fund more community initiatives to fight a spike in gun violence.

Bed-Stuy »

Silhouette Cutouts to Honor Victims of Bed-Stuy Gun Violence

Supporters hope the silhouettes will keep memories of the victims alive, while also raising awareness.

East Flatbush »

13-Year-Old Boy Shot by Stray Bullet Returns to School

Gama Droiville, 13, returned to school Monday after spending the last two weeks in the hospital. 

East Flatbush »

Latest Rally for Kimani Gray, 16-Year-old Shot By Cops, is Peaceful

One night after a vigil for Kimani Gray turned violent, Tuesday's protest was less chaotic.

New York City »

Activist Jon Kest Dies Month After Daughter Killed During Sandy

Jon Kest's death follows the passing of his daughter, Jessie Streich-Kest, who died during the storm.

East New York »

Family Lays Shantel Davis to Rest Amid Controversy

Shantel Davis was remembered as a good-hearted person by her family and neighbors.

New York City »

Bloomberg Says an NYPD Inspector General Would be Illegal

Bloomberg says City Council "doesn't have the right" to pass a bill creating an NYPD Inspector General.

Harlem »

East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito Arrested at OWS Protest

Mark-Viverito was arrested along with Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and 98 others for blocking the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Ydanis Rodriguez Recounts Being Arrested Near Zuccotti Park

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he was thrown to the ground and beaten by police when he was arrested three blocks north of Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning.