Admission to the specialized high schools would be based on schoolwork rather than tests.
The push comes after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict police in the death of Eric Garner.
The funeral was held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side.
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo passed away Thursday, the same day his son was sworn in for a second term.
The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was renamed in honor of the two-term governor and former congressman.
Throngs of New York's political elite turned out for the music-filled funeral of former Gov. Hugh Carey at St. Patrick's Cathedral Thursday.
Geraldine Ferraro's funeral mass drew political heavyweights to the Upper East Side Thursday morning.
Voters back Same-sex marriage 54 to 39 percent, according to a new poll.
Up to two million New Yorkers flocked to Fifth Avenue for the annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
The former L.I. Congressman pledges to take aim at Cuomo and the "Albany Establishment."
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