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'Stay Inside' Says Mayor As Hurricane Irene Hits New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned residents to remain indoors through Sunday afternoon to avoid injury from flying debris.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Some East Villagers Head for High Ground as Others Stockpile Cheez-Its

Some East Villagers prepared to leave while others stocked up on food and alcohol.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg Defends NYPD's Controversial Counter-Terrorism Efforts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NYPD Thursday against charges that its counter-terrorism efforts violate Muslims’ civil rights.

Downtown »

Battery Park City Braces for Hurricane Irene

Battery Park City is one of the most flood-prone neighborhoods in the city. Residents and business owners are taking precautions in advance of Hurricane Irene.

Manhattan »

NYPD Blames Counter-Terrorism Criticism on Petty 'Jealousies'

Muslim leaders charged Wednesday that counter-terrorism tactics allegedly used by the NYPD violated their civil rights.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban for Food Stamps Rejected by USDA

The mayor and Gov. David Paterson had asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the 1.7 million New Yorkers who rely on food stamps from using them to buy sugary drinks.

Manhattan »

Parks Department Layoffs Averted in Deal with Union

Hundreds of Parks Department workers avoided layoffs this week, opting instead for a voluntary attrition program that would have them work 6 months out of the year.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Black Eyed Peas' Central Park Concert Pushed Back to Sept. 30

The Black Eyed Peas will hold their Concert 4 NYC in Central Park on Sept. 30, after an earlier date was rained out.

Manhattan »

Job Training Program Launched For Domestic Violence Victims

The city on Friday launched a pilot program to provide job training to domestic violence victims. The program may be expanded upon its success.

Harlem »

Former Social Worker to Start Veggie Co-Op Owned by Ex-Foster Care Youth

A former social worker hopes to open an employee-owned co-op selling organic vegetables on 128th Street.

Midtown & Theater District »

Former Gov. Hugh Carey Remembered Through Humor and Song

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.

Manhattan »

Bloomberg Defends Obama Against 'Blame Culture'

Mayor Bloomberg called on people to stand by President Obama on ABC's Good Morning America Wednesday morning despite a nation embroiled in "blame culture."

Manhattan »

Mayor's Private Funding of City Projects Raises Concerns

Mayor Bloomberg's ramped-up personal donations to public programs are a cause of concern for some.

Midtown & Theater District »

Mayor Bloomberg Donates $30M to Initiative to Close Race Achievement Gap

The $127 million "Young Men's Initiative" is intended to help close the achievement gap between black and Latino young men and their white peers.

Manhattan »

January Regents Saved by Private Funds, Including $250K From Bloomberg

Six donations of $250,000, including one from Mayor Bloomberg, were collected to restore next January's Regents exams, which had been cut by the state.

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