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Baare Batchiri, 60, was hospitalized for 10 days after he was attacked with a pair of scissors.

Concourse Village »

Bradley Ballard died after being locked alone in his cell for seven days, advocates say.

Washington Heights »

Rangel's challengers called his behavior inappropriate given the forum's focus on poverty.

Carroll Gardens »

Low-income, minorities and women were more engaged in participatory budgeting, a new study shows.

East Harlem »

City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito won the top spot on the Urban Justice Center's report.

Lower East Side »

Residents of Knickerbocker Village are considering a rent strike after two weeks in the dark and cold.

Concourse Village »

Claremont Houses' tenants are suing NYCHA for failing to fix a rampant rodent problem, they say.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Illegal street vendors in upper Manhattan are being warned that their days are numbered. 

Harlem »

A new report by the Urban Justice Center gave top marks to East Harlem City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for her work on human rights.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

The LGBT youth organization FIERCE plans to create a mobile "pop-up center" in the West Village, the group said in an interview Wednesday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Advocates charged the police with harassing produce vendors at the bustling Forsyth Street market.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Tenants from 101 Stanton St. are suing their landlord to have an independent party make repairs to their building.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Former employees of the Shanghai Cafe on Mott Street are suing the restaurant for allegedly violating labor laws.

Manhattan »

While Christine Quinn has spoken out on recent hate crimes, a nonprofit group argues her human rights record is subpar.

Harlem »

Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center called Melissa Mark-Viverito tops on the City Council for her stance on human rights issues.