Sheldon Silver

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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.

Chinatown »

Politicians Push for Lunar New Year to Be School Holiday

Legislation would require the city to consider closing schools that have low attendance on holidays.

Upper East Side »

Kellner Challenges Ethics Committee as Gov. Cuomo Calls for His Resignation

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Assemblyman Micah Kellner should either deny the allegations or resign.  

Upper East Side »

Assemblyman Micah Kellner Sexually Harassed Staffers, Ethics Committee Says

Speaker Sheldon Silver released a letter admonishing Kellner after an ethics committee report.

Battery Park City »

Stuyvesant HS Community Center Saved From Closing

The longtime community center was slated to close on Dec. 20, but it will remain open, officials said.

Battery Park City »

Shelly Silver Vows to Fight Plan to Close Stuyvesant HS Community Center

The Battery Park City Authority plans to close the community center on Dec. 20.

Midtown »

Politicians Rally to Strip MSG of Multimillion-Dollar Tax Breaks

The city has been deprived of more than $350 million in revenue over 31 years, officials said.

Lower East Side »

MTA Willing to Discuss Land Transfer for 'Lowline' Park, Founders Say

The Lowline is a proposed subterranean park in an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side.

Chinatown »

Residents Displaced by Grand St. Fire Return Home Three Years Later

Following a legal battle, residents of 289 Grand St. returned to their apartments this spring.

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