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Lower East Side »

Prosperity Dumpling Closed After Photo of Back Alley Food Prep Surfaces

A sign on the gate said the restaurant was "temporarily closed."

Melrose »

Death Toll Rises to 4 in Legionnaires' Outbreak, Officials Say

Cooling towers at five buildings tested positive for the disease, officials said.

Annandale »

City to Spray Pesticide on Parts of Staten Island on Thursday

The pesticide will reduce the mosquito population and try to stop the risk of West Nile virus.

Central Harlem »

Sewage Problem Shuts Down 135th Street Popeyes Temporarily

Health inspectors found "sewage or liquid waste" inside the restaurant Tuesday.

Central Harlem »

8,000 Packs of Fake Pot, Viagra and African Drug Seized During Harlem Raid

They also arrested an employee of a bodega for selling prescription Viagra pills. 

Civic Center »

Mayor Announces City Will Take Over Jail Health Care From Corizon

The city's Health and Hospitals Corporation will take over in January 2016.

Civic Center »

Jail Doctors Made Man Impotent by Failing to Treat 6-Day Erection: Lawsuit

Rodney Cotton's painful erection was caused by anti-depressant medication, according to a lawsuit.

East Harlem »

City Paid $300K to Rikers Inmate Paralyzed by Untreated Infection

Jose Ferrer was paralyzed from the waist down after doctors failed to treat his fungal infection.

East Elmhurst »

Family Sues After Construction Worker's 'Painful And Slow Death' At Rikers

Victor Woods, 53, died of a bleeding ulcer after a week at Rikers on drug possession charges.

Civic Center »

Inmate Was Ordered to Throw Severed Finger in Garbage, Lawsuit Says

Rudolph Richardson had to beg a jail doctor to put his severed finger on ice, according to a lawsuit.

Civic Center »

City Council Slams Rikers Medical Provider at Hearing

Councilwoman Liz Crowley said she thought HHC should take the job.

East Elmhurst »

City Council to Demand More Oversight of Rikers Health Care Provider

City Councilman Corey Johnson is holding a hearing on Rikers' health care provider, Corizon.

Lower East Side »

Stanton St. Building Had Above 200 Times the Legal Limit for Lead: Lawsuit

The building is the third SMA Equities-owned property with with lead levels above EPA guidelines.

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.