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Washington Heights »

City Pays Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez $30K in OWS Arrest Lawsuit Settlement

The Uptown politican sued the city claiming he was beaten by police in the clearing of Zuccotti Park.

Central Harlem »

Landlords Keep Racking Up Violations Despite Being on 'Worst Landlord' List

The Public Advocate visited some of the worst landlords in East Harlem and the South Bronx on Wednesday.

St. George »

Judge Denies Release of Eric Garner Grand Jury Testimony

Judge William Garnett denied motions to release testimony from the Eric Garner grand jury proceedings.

Fort Greene »

Hundreds Protest Cuomo Schools Plan With Human Chain at Fort Greene School

Students, teachers and parents formed a "human chain" around the P.S. 20 building Thursday morning.

Midtown »

Hell's Kitchen Apartment That Caught Fire Owned by Illegal Hotel Operator

Highpoints Associates VII LLC owes the city almost $100,000 in fines for DOB violations.

St. George »

DA Continues Fight to Keep Eric Garner Grand Jury Testimony Secret

Judge William Garnett heard oral arguments for the release of the testimony, after several delays.

St. George »

Eric Garner Court Hearing Delayed by Storm

A hearing about whether to release grand jury testimony has been moved to Feb. 5, the DA's office said.

Lower East Side »

Sheldon Silver Out as Assembly Speaker

The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.

Civic Center »

Illegal Hotel Complaints Up 62 Percent as City Council Grills Airbnb

A marathon hearing focused on illegal short-term rentals.

Bed-Stuy »

Prayer Vigil Honors Murdered NYPD Officers, Calls for End to Gun Violence

Faith leaders and elected officials gathered in Bed-Stuy to mourn victims of gun violence in 2014. 

Upper West Side »

Frederick Douglass Tenants Sue NYCHA Over Rats, Mold and Leaks

Tenants are tired of years of delays and say the "deplorable conditions" must be repaired immediately. 

St. George »

DA Tries to Block Release of Garner Grand Jury Information, Citing Ferguson

Judge William Garnett will hear arguments for the release on Jan. 29.

Pomonok »

Dozens Gather at Queens Vigil to Honor Slain Police Officers

The vigil was held Tuesday night at the 107th Precinct in Pomonok.

St. George »

Garner Judge Recuses Himself From Decision on Grand Jury Evidence Release

Judge Stephen Rooney stepped aside after several organizations asked him to unseal grand jury testimony.

Hamilton Heights »

Shoddy Work and Debt Plague Buildings Renovated by Tenant Group: Residents

Tenants of buildings on Riverside Drive said their apartments are plagued with problems.