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Council Passes Law to Increase Penalties For Hit and Run Drivers

Drivers who leave the scene of an accident where there is a death can face up to $10,000 in fines.

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Merengue Legend Axed Promoters After They Helped Her Get Visa, Suit Says

Fefita La Grande, who was banned from entering the U.S. for 13 years, also got help from Rep. Rangel.

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Dark, Dirty 191st Street 1 Train Tunnel to Get Safety Improvements

The DOT plans to add new lighting and install signage to ward off rogue cyclists in the passageway.

Washington Heights »

Workers Should Be Hired to Tackle Illegal Donated Clothing Bins: Councilman

The bins are a growing problem for the city, said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

Inwood »

3 Years Later, Uptown Groups Still Waiting for Funds Promised by Columbia

Columbia University promised $300,000 for community uses, but it still hasn't been doled out.

Washington Heights »

Second Wave of Green Taxis to Hit City Streets in August

The TLC's expanded green cab fleet will include more than 2,500 wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

East Harlem »

Select Bus Service Rolls Out Along the M60 Line on 125th Street

Politicians lauded the new service, but advocates for the disabled said more could be done to help them.

Washington Heights »

Port Authority Slammed for 'Closet'-Sized Community Room in GWB Terminal

Politicians asked for 10,000 square feet in the new terminal but were offered just 300 square feet.

Inwood »

Residents Skeptical of Inwood Bar's Promises Of Quieter, Calmer Tone

Hashi faces an uphill battle to recover its liquor license after a two-month closure for unpaid taxes.

Washington Heights »

City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center

The three-year, $1.65 million renovation added an enclosed atrium, a computer lab and fitness equipment.

Inwood »

Speed Limit to Be Reduced on Broadway Above Columbus Circle, DOT Says

The 8.3-mile stretch of Broadway will become New York's fourth arterial slow zone this July.

Civic Center »

Legislation Would Require Businesses to Offer Pre-Tax MetroCards to Workers

New legislation would require businesses to allow employees to buy MetroCards with pre-tax earnings.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Pool and Playground Slated for Renovations, Councilman Says

Ydanis Rodriguez promised repairs to a pool and playground in his State of the District address.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Bus Riders Baffled After M4 Stops Removed Without Warning

Commuters are waiting for buses that don't stop for them at George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez Earns Top Marks from Human Rights Watchdog

The uptown politician scored the highest grade from the Urban Justice Center's human rights project.

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