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Prospect Heights »

MAP: Check Out the 8 Projects Happening in Brooklyn's Cultural District

From BAM to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, eight cultural groups are getting $22 million in city funds.

Astoria »

Playground Getting $1.6 Million Makeover After Parents Pushed for Upgrades

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park complained of buckling asphalt and outdated equipment at the site.

Civic Center »

City's Largest Labor Group to Meet with de Blasio's Chief Negotiator

Robert Linn is expected to broach healthcare cost saving efforts in Tuesday's chat with the union.

Civic Center »

Bloomberg Administration Paid Record $1.5B Overtime in 2013

The record amount of overtime was more than double what was paid when Bloomberg took office.

Long Island City »

De Blasio Vows Government 'With a Soul' in First State of the City Speech

The mayor promoted universal pre-K, affordable housing, and a living wage in his speech.

Long Island City »

Doe Fund Will Start Cleaning Streets in Hunters Point, Councilman Says

Jimmy Van Bramer is allocating $65,000 to bring street cleaning teams to the neighborhood.

New York City »

Libraries, Pools and NYCHA Programs Saved in 2014 Budget Deal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a budget deal Sunday night.

Long Island City »

City Arts Coalition Pushes Pols for More Cultural Funding

One Percent for Culture seeks to have one percent of the city's annual budget slated for cultural groups.

Lower East Side »

Elementary School Students Rally Against After-School Program Cuts

The students take part in after-school programs run by the Henry Street Settlement.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Community Board 12 to Hold Public Hearing on Budget Priorities

Community Board 12 is asking for the public's input on the city's 2012 capital and expense budget for Inwood and Washington Heights.

Manhattan »

Borough President Wants to Abolish City Council Member Items

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says there is "no rhyme or reason" to how member item money is allocated now.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Gale Brewer Secures Nearly $16M for Upper West Side Nonprofits, Schools

Councilwoman Gale Brewer secured almost $16 million for the area in this year's city budget, including $3 million for the American Museum of Natural History's roof repairs.

Manhattan »

Three Manhattan Fire Companies Facing Budget Ax

A plan to close 20 fire companies citywide includes a pair in Lower Manhattan and one in Midtown.

Manhattan »

Mayor's Office Launches Online Suggestion Box for New Yorkers to Submit Money-Saving Tips

The mayor's office opened an online suggestion box to encourage the public to provide money-saving tips for the city.

Manhattan »

State to Suspend Sales Tax Exemption on Clothing and Footwear

Starting this Friday, New Yorkers will once again have to pay a sales tax on clothing items under $110.

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