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City Public Schools Make No Progress in Test Scores, Report Shows

Public school students in New York City have made little to no progress in reading and math since 2009.

Manhattan »

'Tax the Rich,' Polls and Protesters Say

A majority of New Yorkers, including Republicans, support tax increases for state residents making over $1 million per year, new poll says.

Harlem »

Upper Manhattan Council Members Push for Marijuana Reform Bill

City Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson and Ydanis Rodriguez voiced support for a state bill to curb marijuana-related arrests.

Midtown & Theater District »

Former Gov. Hugh Carey Remembered Through Humor and Song

Throngs of New York's political elite turned out for the music-filled funeral of former Gov. Hugh Carey at St. Patrick's Cathedral Thursday.

Manhattan »

Deal Near for Gay Marriage Bill, Report Says

The state Senate was reportedly close to passing a revised version of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

Manhattan »

Panel Unanimously Backs Dennis Walcott as Next Schools Chancellor

Dennis Walcott was hailed as "exceptionally qualified" to take over as Schools Chancellor by a state panel.

Manhattan »

Trace Amounts of Radiation from Japan Found in New York

The radiation is not expected to pose a health risk, the state's Health Department said.

Downtown »

Wall Street Cash Bonuses Drop but Pay Rises, Report Says

Wall Street employees got less in cash bonuses, but more in overall pay last year, a report released Wednesday said.

Manhattan »

New York Among Country's Worst for ER Wait Times

Patients wait up to five hours to receive care at emergency rooms around the state, according to reports.

Manhattan »

Huge Rise in Number of Manhattanites on Food Stamps, Report Says

The number of New York state residents on food stamps jumped 11 percent to three million over 2009.

Manhattan »

Most City Public High School Students Aren't College-Ready, Report Says

Only 23 percent of public high school students were college- or career-ready after four years, a report said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Barbara Bush Supports Gay Marriage in Video

Breaking with her father, Barbara Bush, announced her support for gay marriage in a video released Monday.

Manhattan »

Poll Finds Record New York Support for Gay Marriage

A survey of New York State voters found that 56 percent support legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.

Manhattan »

State Government Turns to eBay to Unload Its Unwanted Junk

New York State has reportedly earned more than $1 million, selling everything from lawnmowers to vintage fire trucks.

Downtown »

Rising Sea Levels Have City and State at Odds

The state's proposal would restrict new development, a city official said.

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