Civic Center »

Resignation of Highest Ranked Black NYPD Officer Raises Diversity Concerns

Politicians and community leaders say the resignation of Philip Banks is a blow to NYPD reform efforts.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Residents Mourn Longtime Community Leader

Catherine Arline, a former president of the 81st Precinct Community Council, died on Oct. 24.

Red Hook »

Locals Can Decide How to Spend $2M in Red Hook and Sunset Park

Councilman Carlos Menchaca's participatory budgeting program for District 38 kicked off this week.

Civic Center »

NYPD's Top Chief Abruptly Resigns in Spat Over Promotion, Sources Say

Chief Philip Banks III, who was slated to become the No. 2 in the NYPD, resigned Friday, sources said.

Far Rockaway »

City Scraps Plan for Far Rockaway Men's Homeless Shelter

The proposed site's location near five schools was a problem, politicians said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Local Health Care Workers to Get Incentives to Fight Ebola in West Africa

The city and state will offer job protections to health workers, as well as pay during quarantines.

Park Slope »

How Would You Spend $1.5M in City Cash? Councilman Uses Twitter for Ideas

City Councilman Brad Lander is using Twitter to get ideas for participatory budgeting suggestions.

Greenwich Village »

Keep Village Senior Center Open, Advocates Beg Cardinal Dolan

The Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center is in danger of closing when its lease expires is June 2015.

Midtown »

Horse Carriages Involved in 25 Accidents Since 2009, NYPD Reports Show

Animal advocates seeking to ban horse-drawn carriages sued the city to get the information.

Midland Beach »

Mayor Touts NYC's Recovery on 2 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

762 homes have started construction and 1,090 people have gotten checks since Sandy, the mayor said.

Crown Heights »

Overcrowded CB9 Meeting Called to Halt After Police Bar Entry to Protesters

Residents angry that police barred them from entering the gathering began to chant in the lobby outside.

Civic Center »

Dept. of Education Employees Fight for First Pay Raise in 6 Years

Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.

Chelsea »

Worker at Controversial Chelsea Men's Shelter Was Groped and Harassed: Suit

Irene Spear said in a lawsuit that there was little to no oversight at the BRC shelter in Chelsea.

Belle Harbor »

Street Renamed 'Dylan Smith Way' to Honor Hurricane Sandy Hero

Smith saved more than a dozen people on Oct. 29, 2012, and died two months later in Puerto Rico. 

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