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Lower East Side »

Landlords Must Post Signs Warning of Lead Exposure, City Says

Inspectors will post signs to let tenants know they've collected dust samples and will test for lead.

Central Harlem »

NYPD Setting Up Treatment Center for Low-Level Offenders in Harlem

A Diversion Center where officers can take low-level offenders will open in Harlem this fall.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Baluchi's Remodeling After Being Closed Down by Health Dept.

The Indian restaurant is scheduled to reopen in the fall as a lounge-like restaurant.

TriBeCa »

'Severe' Rat Infestation Continues in TriBeCa Lot for More Than a Year

Several spots in TriBeCa are hotbeds for rats, Department of Health officials said.

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.