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Carroll Gardens »

Former Mayor Ed Koch Honored Through $25,000 High School Scholarship

The Bryan Cave Edward I. Koch Scholarship Fund will go to five students at a Carroll Gardens school.

New York City »

Bill Bratton May Choose to Run London Cops Instead of NYPD

Former NYPD top cop could take himself out of running here if British law is changed.  

Chinatown »

New Chinatown Bus Rules Signed Into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law regulating the intercity buses that stop in Chinatown.

Manhattan »

Law Proposed to Increase Safety After Shopping Cart Tossing Incidents

A city councilman has proposed legislation to create barriers on mall garages and pedestrian bridges.

Harlem »

Upper Manhattan Council Members Push for Marijuana Reform Bill

City Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson and Ydanis Rodriguez voiced support for a state bill to curb marijuana-related arrests.

Manhattan »

Calorie Postings Make New Yorkers Eat Better, Health Dept. Study Finds

Customers who pay attention to the calorie counts in fast-food restaurants bought food with fewer calories, according to a new study.

Manhattan »

Record Number of Weddings Expected on First Day of Gay Nuptials

So far, about 750 couples have applied for their chance to wed on the first day gay marriage is legal in the state.

Harlem »

Mayor Signs Higher Towing Rates into Law

The mayor also signed legislation officially renaming 14 Manhattan streets and public spaces, including an extension of Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile up to East 110th Street.

Manhattan »

Smoking Extinguished as Parks Ban Goes Into Effect

Smoking is banned in city parks, beaches and public plazas as of Monday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Assembly Passes Bill to Regulate Tour Buses in Wake of Deadly Crashes

The Assembly voted to pass a measure Monday that would create a permit system for intercity bus operators.

Manhattan »

Butts Out: Mayor Bloomberg Signs Outdoor Smoking Ban Into Law

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill outlawing smoking in the city's parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas.

Manhattan »

City Council to Vote on Outdoor Smoking Ban

The proposal to snuff out cigarettes in parks, beaches and plazas has been slammed by city smokers.

Manhattan »

Poll Finds Record New York Support for Gay Marriage

A survey of New York State voters found that 56 percent support legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.

Midtown & Theater District »

Cy Vance Sets Sights on Repeat Offenders

Cy Vance Jr. is set to formally roll out his legislative priorities in February, his office said.

Manhattan »

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Becomes Law

The new law will entitle housekeepers, nannies and other domestic workers to disability benefits and vacation pay.

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