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Civic Center »

De Blasio Budget Doesn't include Funding For 1,000 New Police Officers

The mayor said his $78.3 billion budget prepared the city for future downturns.

Morningside Heights »

Hillary Clinton Says Eric Garner Was 'Choked to Death'

Clinton referenced Garner in her first major policy speech which focused on criminal justice reform.

Civic Center »

Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Mark-Viverito said the City Council is united on the issue and she won't stop pursuing more police.

Civic Center »

City Finally Details Plan to Save $3.4B in Healthcare Costs

The de Blasio administration was criticized for not releasing details of the savings plan earlier.

Central Harlem »

Anti-Violence Program Overhauled Amid Charges Workers Are Still in Gangs

The city began replicating a troubled Harlem anti-violence effort across the five boroughs in December.

Inwood »

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wants to rezone 100 acres in Inwood.

Civic Center »

Bratton Negotiating With De Blasio for More Police, Mayor Skeptical of Need

Bratton made a case for more police during City Council budget hearings.

East Harlem »

Families of Victims Hold Vigil on Anniversary of East Harlem Explosion

A building explosion killed eight people and injured dozens in East Harlem on March 12, 2014.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Ambulance Corps Honored for First Response to NYPD Shootings

The volunteer crew received a proclamation from the New York City Council for their work in the area.

East Harlem »

Mark-Viverito Calls for Millions to Repair NYCHA Buildings in State of City

The council speaker is also calling for legal representation for a broader range of issues.

East Harlem »

Beaches Coming to the East River Under Harlem Nonprofit's Redesign

A nonprofit worked with architects and community members to study ways of improving the esplanade.

Washington Heights »

City to Provide 22,000 New Bulletproof Vests for the NYPD

The state-of-the-art vests will begin replacing outdated ones starting in May.

Jackson Heights »

Only 1 Worker Mans NYC ID Card Station Despite People Lined Up in Snow

Only one person was working to make appointments at the Jackson Heights location. 

Civic Center »

Mark-Viverito Will Attend Slain Officers' Funerals if Invited By Families

One of the police unions circulated letters to keep the mayor and the speaker from officers' funerals.

Bedford Park »

Speaker Mark-Viverito Gets a Promotion to Mayor in Bronx Christmas Play

The play, a cross between "Annie" and "A Christmas Carol," takes place at Lehman College.