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Midtown »

Cooling Centers Should Offer Refuge on Bad Air Days, New Legislation Says

The new law would require the DOH to open cooling centers when air quailty reaches dangerous levels.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Vermin, Bad Refrigeration Led to 18 UWS Restaurant Closures Last Year

The number of Health Department closures marked a 25 percent decrease from 2013, the agency said.

Sunset Park »

Chinese Immigrants Face Tuberculosis Outbreak in Sunset Park, Officials Say

At least 15 people have gotten the illness since 2013, according to the Department of Health. 

Washington Heights »

Uptown Councilman Introduces Law to Ban Hookah Sales at Bars, Grocers

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez's bill would prevent businesses from selling hookah-related products.

Financial District »

MAP: Check Out the Most Popular Baby Names in Your Borough

Alexander and Emma were most popular in Manhattan, while David and Esther topped the list in Brooklyn.

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.