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Mayor Bill de Blasio tours the rebuilt Hamilton Avenue Department of Sanitation asphalt plant in Brooklyn on May 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Touts Efforts To Fix Potholes Across New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio says pothole-ravaged New York City streets are going to get a lot smoother.

05/14/2014

Redesigned intersection at 96th Street and Broadway as part of Vision Zero initiative, May 13, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Dangerous Upper West Side Intersection Reconfigured Under ‘Vision Zero’ Initiative

The New York City Department of Transportation on Tuesday unveiled a new northbound median-to-median crosswalk at 96th Street and Broadway as part of an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

05/13/2014

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Holds 2-Day Crackdown On Distracted Driving

The citywide initiative being held Tuesday and Friday is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero program, which is aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities.

05/13/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Cantor Visits Bronx Charter School As Debate Over Public Schools Continues

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.

05/12/2014

New Yorkers rally in support of hundreds of girls who were captured in Nigeria. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

New Yorkers March From Harlem To Midtown, Rally In Support Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Dozens of people are marching from a Harlem church to the Nigerian consulate in New York in support of captured Nigerian girls.

05/10/2014

NYPD Memorial Service for fallen officers held at 1 Police Plaza, May 8, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘We Will Never Forget’: NYPD Honors 13 Members Who Died Last Year

Twelve more names were added to the 9/11 memorial wall at 1 Police Plaza, making the number of officers dead from 9/11-related illness greater than the number of officers killed in the terror attacks.

05/09/2014

Lilly Ledbetter (in green) with school safety agents on steps of City Hall demanding fair pay, May 9, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Lilly Ledbetter Rallies With NYC School Safety Agents Demanding Fair Pay

About 5,000 school safety agents, mostly women, say they’re paid $7,000 a year less than other similar workers.

05/09/2014

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Number Of Stop-And-Frisks Down Dramatically Year-To-Year, Data Shows

Comparing the first quarter of this year to last, the number of stop-and-frisks is down 86 percent.

05/09/2014

Mothers of 9/11 victims protest decision to house unidentified remains underground in the museum, May 8, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/WCBS 880)

9/11 Families Blast ‘Greedy,’ ‘Disrespectful’ Decision To Store Unidentified Remains Underground In Museum

The National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum will house the remains at bedrock level of the World Trade Center site. Some families have labeled that plan as disrespectful and want an above-ground entombment on the Memorial Plaza.

05/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils $73.9 Billion Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.

05/08/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Traffic Fatalities Down Under Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Effort

Forty were killed this year, compared with 60 during the same period last year, and those injured by vehicles dropped by 8 percent.

05/07/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Unveils Dozens Of New Slow Zones To Cut Down On Traffic Fatalities

Traffic lights will be re-timed and enforcement will stepped up in the new slow zones, where the speed limit drops 5 miles per hour from 30 to 25.

05/01/2014

FILE PHOTO -- A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Carriage Driver Accused In Horse Switch

A carriage driver has been accused of altering a hoof brand to make a 22-year-old draft horse with a breathing ailment appear to be a healthier horse nearly half its age.

04/29/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

State Comptroller: NYC’s Tech Sector Growing Quickly, Pays Well Above City Average

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of the city’s economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.

04/29/2014

FILE - A horse-drawn carriage waits in Central Park. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Judge Orders NYPD Turn Over Public Records On Horse-Drawn Carriage Incidents

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled the NYPD must comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from an animal rights group.

04/28/2014

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