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Civic Center »

New Law Eases Birth Certificate Regulations for Transgender New Yorkers

The new legislation will make it easier for transgender New Yorkers to access critical services.u

Civic Center »

City Monitoring 357 People for Ebola Symptoms

The figure is a three-fold increase over the 117 people being monitored last week.

Inwood »

Inwood Cupcake Shop Tonnie's Minis Reopens After Closing Twice in Past Year

"I once thought I had lost anyone who came into this store because of the closures," Tonnie Rozier said.

Ocean Breeze »

Pizza Place Where de Blasio Ate Slice With Fork Reopened by Health Dept.

The restaurant passed a third health inspection on Monday.

Ocean Breeze »

Pizza Joint Where Mayor Ate With Fork Closed by Health Department

Goodfella's Pizzeria was shut down on Wednesday by the Department of Health.

Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Food Court Closed for Mice, Roaches

The owner of the food court in Diversity Plaza said he's been inspected by the state in the past.

Central Harlem »

Raccoons Invade West Harlem Street, Residents Say

Tenants who live on West 119th Street have seen families of raccoons roaming their block for months.

East Elmhurst »

City Renewed Contracts With Rikers Health Provider Despite 4 Inmate Deaths

The state called for changes in Corizon's protocols after the deaths, but still awarded it contracts.

Jamaica »

City Demands Jamaica Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program Return $300K

New Spirit II, a substance abuse clinic in Jamaica, is accused of misusing the city funds.

Bensonhurst »

City Health Dept. Warns Residents of Rabid Raccoon Found Dead in Brooklyn

Officials say the infected raccoon may have infected feral cats and kittens before it died.

Coney Island »

City Lifts No-Swim Advisory at Five Public Beaches

A day after finding the water had high levels of contamination, officials lifted the warning Thursday.

Coney Island »

No-Swim Advisory Issued for 5 Public Beaches Amid High Contamination

Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Midland Beach, South Beach and Cedar Grove are all under an advisory.

Upper West Side »

How To Fight a Rat Infestation on Your Block

Experts say there are more than 20 million rats in the city. Here's how to banish them from your block.

Crown Heights »

Chickens Scratch Their Way Into Even More NYC Backyards

New Yorkers raising birds in their backyards said they like the organic eggs and fun of having a pet.  

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