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Greenwich Village »

City on Verge of Losing NYU Site That Was Supposed to Become Public School

The DOE must commit to build a school on Bleecker Street by Dec. 31, or else NYU will retake the site.

Greenwich Village »

Fifth Avenue Restaurant's Application for Sidewalk Cafe Rankles Neighbors

Claudette restaurant initially promised the Community Board they wouldn't have outdoor seating.

Melrose »

Councilwomen Backed City Project Bids from Developers Who Hired Relatives

Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo backed a proposal by a nonprofit who hired her disgraced nephew.

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.

Civic Center »

City Council Seeks to Eliminate Credit Checks for Job Seekers

Backers say there is no reason that job seekers' credit should be considered, with a few exceptions.

Times Square & Theater District »

Costumed Characters Would Need Photo ID and Background Check Under New Bill

A bill governing Times Square characters will be introduced Wednesday, City Councilman Andy King said.

East Harlem »

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Reveals on Twitter She Has HPV

Mark-Viverito used Twitter to reveal she has a high-risk version of the sexually transmitted virus.

Times Square & Theater District »

Times Square Characters Should Wear Photo IDs, Officials Say

New legislation would impose rules on costumed characters in Times Square following a recent attack.

Chelsea »

SAGE Centers Where LGBT Seniors Find Community Will Expand to 5 Boroughs

SAGE's centers offer social services, classes and meals for LGBT seniors.

Long Island City »

Public Advocate and NYCLU Call for Probe of City's 'Illegal Cab' Seizures

The outcry follows DNAinfo's story about inspectors accusing innocent drivers of being illegal cabbies.

Tremont & East Tremont »

See How Your South Bronx Councilmember is Spending Discretionary Funds

An interactive chart shows how several members of the Bronx's poorest districts spent tax dollars.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Gets Additional Council Funding Under New Budget Rules

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal secured nearly $145,000 more for her district this year.

Morningside Heights »

'George Carlin Way' to Take Over West 121st Street

The West 121st Street block once home to George Carlin will be renamed in his honor.

Civic Center »

Low-Income Tenants Fighting Eviction Get $5M for Legal Help

The city's budget more than doubled funding for legal assistance for tenants in Housing Court.

Upper West Side »

Councilwoman Pushes Law to Pull Drivers' Licenses After Fatal Crashes

Helen Rosenthal wants to extend "Cooper's Law" to cover all New York drivers.