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Financial District »

PHOTOS: Check Out the Controversial 494-Foot Tower Proposed for the Seaport

Howard Hughes reduced its proposed skyscraper more than 100 feet, but that's not enough, officials said.

Lower East Side »

Bring East River Ferry to LES and Brooklyn Heights, Officials Say

A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.

Lower East Side »

Knickerbocker Village Tenants Fighting 13 Percent Rent Hike

Tenants in the Lower East Side affordable housing complex are fighting a proposed rent increase.

Chinatown »

City Will Begin Fining Illegal Chinatown Buses by August

Long-distance bus companies risk fines as high as $2,500 for breaking rules established a year ago.

Washington Heights »

Who Can Legally Get Medical Marijuana in New York State

New York's medical marijuana bill will cover those with HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's, Crohn's Disease and more.

Upper East Side »

Veteran Staffers Left Unemployed After Micah Kellner's Office Shuts Down

Two staffers were left jobless after Sheldon Silver closed the office over sex harassment allegations.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

Upper East Side »

Micah Kellner's Offices to Be Closed Amid New Sex Harassment Allegations

Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to close Kellner's office and reduce his staff to zero by June 30.

Flushing »

De Blasio Calls State-Funded UPK a 'Game Changer' for City Kids

The mayor claimed victory after Albany passed a budget with $300 million per year in UPK funding.

Lower East Side »

After Two Decades, Residents Hope to Memorialize Murdered Child

Elisa Izquierdo, 6, was killed by her mother in 1995, sparking changes in child welfare agencies.

TriBeCa »

Downtown Kindergartens Flooded With Even More Applicants Than Last Year

Downtown's crowded elementary schools have more applicants than seats for their kindergarten programs.

South Street Seaport »

Task Force Begins Review of Controversial 50-Story Seaport Tower

Howard Hughes Corporation is submitting its development plans to a community task force.

Battery Park City »

City Agrees to Add Stop Sign Where Downtown Crossing Guard Was Hit

A stop sign will be installed on Battery Place outside of P.S. 276, a corner the NYPD has called unsafe.

Civic Center »

Republican Leader Vows to Block State Vote on De Blasio's Pre-K Tax

State Senate co-leader Dean Skelos said Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan would not come to vote in Albany.

Lower East Side »

Elderly Straphangers Fed Up With Delays in Fixing LES Station's Escalator

The MTA has pushed back the reopening date for the escalator at East Broadway station several times.

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