Thomas Farley

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Chelsea »

NYC Air Is Cleanest it's Been in Half-Century, Bloomberg Says

The mayor said his PlaNYC program has gotten thousands of buildings to burn cleaner heating oil.

Corona »

Queens and Bronx Lose Their City Immunization Clinics

The Health Department plans to close the walk-in clinic in Corona at the end of the month.

West Village »

Hundreds Vaccinated After Hepatitis A Scare at Village Bistro Alta

The restaurant's pastry chef infected with the virus may have spread it to patrons, officials said.

New York City »

Bloomberg Cracks Down on Prescription Painkillers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants hospitals to limit the number of opioid painkillers they prescribe.

New York City »

No Clear Link Between 9/11 and Cancer, Study Finds

The largest study to date found no clear link between toxic Ground Zero dust and cancer.

New York City »

Ban on Large Sodas Rubber-Stamped by Board of Health

In six months drinks larger than 16 ounces will be outlawed in New York City.

Long Island City »

Queens Councilman References the Holocaust in Soda Ban Testimony

Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran testified at a public meeting Tuesday against the soda ban.

New York City »

Councilmembers Defend Munching on Junk Food While Debating Drink Ban

Some Councilmembers said they're entitled to eat whatever they want during lengthy hearings.

Civic Center »

Council Members Gorge on Junk Food While Mulling Soda Ban

City Council members ate Cheez-Its, Fritos and downed a 32-oz. drink while discussing the "sugar ban."

Corona »

Queens Spa Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegally Performing Surgery

Barbara Nieto, who is not a licensed doctor, performed liposuction on a woman, almost killing her. 

Manhattan »

Restaurant Letter Grades Credited For Salmonella Decrease at City Eateries

Mayor Bloomberg said restaurant grades have improved food safety at New York City eateries.

Midtown & Theater District »

Mario Batali and Morgan Spurlock Kick Off 'Food Day' in Times Square

Restaurateur Mario Batali and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock celebrated the first annual "Food Day" at a lunch in Times Square.

Manhattan »

Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

The proportion of adult New Yorkers who smoke cigarettes has hit an all-time low of 14 percent, city officials announced.

Manhattan »

High Inspection Grades Save Restaurants Cash, Says Health Dept

A new study found that restaurants owners have saved millions by earning "A" grades.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Animal Shelters Get More Money, But Advocates Still Concerned

Shelters are getting a funding boost, but advocates say too many pets will still be put down.