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Makers of beer, liquor and wine will no longer be able to buy ads in subway stations.
Simmons's company also donated $25,000 to the anti-violence group LIFE Camp.
The UFT says the new rules water down teacher quality at charters.
Steven Vargas was fatally stabbed and shot on Fourth Avenue, near Atlantic Avenue, police said.
The city has mapped possible locations including Sunset Park, the Rockaways and the South Bronx.
Luz Cuza, 34, was sitting outside her South Jamaica home when she was shot Sunday, NYPD officials said.
A mandate would force some of the city's most inefficient buildings to curb their emissions.
The fire gutted a home on 147th Street near Rockaway Boulevard early Friday.
Thursday marked the first day of the new school year for public school students.
His opponent Sal Albanese called it "overkill" for the mayor to accept the public funds.
George Wray died when he opened an explosive package outside his home, police said.
The four-by-eight "lactation pods" give a secure spot for nursing mothers in public buildings.
George Wray, 73, opened the package that was sitting outside a building he owned.
The man was standing near his mailbox, officials said.
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