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Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.

Hudson Heights »

Blaze at Uptown Building Leads to Discovery of Unsafe Fire Escapes

Inspectors found a dangerous situation at 590 Fort Washington Ave.'s fire escapes, officials said.

Lower East Side »

Speed Limit Lowered to 25 MPH for Vision Zero Plan

The 30 mph limit had been in place since 1964.

Fort George »

Run-Down 191st Street Tunnel Gets New Lighting

The DOT recently installed LED fixtures and says more improvements are on the way.

Lower East Side »

SUNY Blames 'Administrative Error' for Success Academy Confusion

SUNY claimed Success Academy's written online approval for Districts 1 or 6 on a data-entry glitch.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy Quietly Moves to Open New LES or Uptown School

Success Academy got permission to open a school in Districts 1 or 6 without community outreach.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Residents to Vote on How to Spend $1M in City Funds

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez will offer participatory budgeting for the first time this year.

Washington Heights »

The Gap, Buffalo Wild Wings Coming to GWB Bus Terminal

The national chains are joining smaller local businesses at the revamped site.

Little Italy »

NYPD Needs to Charge Driver Who Killed Elderly Pedestrian, Officials Say

Several City Council members urged the NYPD to hold the driver accountable in a letter sent Wednesday.

Civic Center »

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.

Concourse »

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.

Inwood »

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.

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