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Queens Businesses Hope All-Star Game Will Be a Hit

Business owners hope the All-Star Game will bring a boost after a lackluster Mets season.

New York City »

Quinn to Take on Middle Class Squeeze in Final State of the City Speech

Christine Quinn will address the city's growing wealth divide in her final State of the City speech.

Manhattan »

Bill Thompson Appears From Nowhere to Become Top Mayoral Contender

Bill Thompson, who narrowly lost to Mayor Bloomberg in 2009, is back in the hunt for City Hall.

New York City »

Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long Haven't Read '50 Shades of Grey'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and GOP challenger Wendy Long faced off for the first and only time Wednesday.

New York City »

Mayor Slashes After-School Programs but Spares Teacher Cuts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2013 Executive Budget will cut 200 after-school programs.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

New York Crowned 'Most Competitive' City

New York is the most economically competitive city on earth, according to a new survey released Monday.

Midtown & Theater District »

Diane von Furstenberg Says Mayor Bloomberg is 'Hot'

Designer Diane von Furstenberg joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg to celebrate Fashion Week Monday.

Manhattan »

Economy Sped Up in Fourth Quarter, But Growth Still Sluggish

Despite a jump in the fourth quarter of 2011, Wall Street slumps, according to the Commerce Department.

Midtown & Theater District »

More College-Educated New Yorkers Struggling to Afford Food, Study Says

A new study finds more college educated New Yorkers are having trouble paying for food.

Midtown & Theater District »

50 Millionth Visitor Welcomed to New York City

The city is on track to welcome 50 million visitors this year, breaking the city record.

Midtown & Theater District »

Businesses Cry Foul over NBA Lockout

Restaurant owners and season ticket-holders protested the NBA lockout this week.

Manhattan »

Countdown to the 'Post-Bloomberg Era' Begins

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson shared their visions of the "Future of New York City" during a panel discussion Wednesday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Cooper Union Could Charge Tuition for First Time in 150 Years

The Cooper Union in the East Village is considering charging students tuition for the first time to cope with a $16.5 million budget deficit.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

White House Summit Tackles Problems Faced by Latino New Yorkers

The White House Hispanic Community Action Summit at Baruch College will bring together local organizations and federal officials Tuesday to brainstorm solutions to help the Latino community.

Manhattan »

Mayor's Girlfriend Says President Obama 'Has a Lot to Learn'

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend, Diana Taylor, criticized President Obama, Senator Gillibrand and the slew of Republican presidential hopefuls in an interview with the New York Observer .

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