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Meatpacking District »

City Has Backup Plan if Barry Diller Pulls Out of Island Project

Barry Diller can opt out of the plan if other waterfront projects don't meet his satisfaction.

Long Island City »

Storm Threatens Heavy Snowfall for the Weekend

Expect light snowfall Wednesday night, with much more threatened for the weekend. 

Crown Heights »

Crown Heights Streets Too Dirty to Ease Alternate-Side Parking Rules

Neighborhood failed to meet the criteria to reduce street-cleaning days by just 2 percentage points.  

Washington Heights »

Eco-Conscious Start-Up Aims to Help You Get Rid of Hard-to-Recycle Items

Leave No Footprint helps New Yorkers properly dispose of items such as batteries and old electronics.

Washington Heights »

Workers Should Be Hired to Tackle Illegal Donated Clothing Bins: Councilman

The bins are a growing problem for the city, said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

Park Slope »

Mayor Leaves Free Stuff Outside Home Ahead of Gracie Mansion Move

The de Blasios did what every New Yorker does before a move — they put their old stuff on the street.

Upper East Side »

Seven People Arrested at Protest of Planned Waste Transfer Station

The protest was in response to the city's plan to remove trees on the site of a planned ramp.

New Dorp »

Staten Island 'Forgotten' by Plows 48 Hours After Snowstorm, Residents Say

Residents of the borough criticized Bill de Blasio for poor snow removal.

New Dorp Beach »

Sanitation Worker Shocked by Downed Wire on Storm-Ravaged Staten Island

Michael Lewery was shocked Sunday morning in New Dorp Beach, one of the areas worst hit by Sandy.

Mott Haven »

Mott Haven Food Pantry Overflows With Rotten Vegetables, Neighbors Say

Hungry residents are forced to find edible vegetables among boxes of rotting produce, residents say.

New York City »

Dead Workers' Families Stole $400K in City Pension Cash, Investigators Say

A city Department of Investigation report found eight people wrongly collected city pension funds.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Sanitation Worker Caught Stealing iPad from East Village Cafe, Police Say

Michael Maldonado was charged with petit larceny for stealing an iPad from Cafe Cortadito, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Turned Away Trying to Retrieve Belongings

City officials said Occupy Wall Street protesters would be able to pick their belongings up on Tuesday, but then turned people away.

Downtown »

Sugarcane Cafeteria Trays Help Battery Park City School Go Green

P.S. 89 has cut its lunchtime waste by more than half since switching to the sugarcane trays.

Harlem »

East Harlem Kids Reclaim Trash-Strewn Lot

For Arbor Day, the kids at Harlem RBI's Dream Charter School plant wildflowers in a lot once littered with garbage.