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An anti-Airbnb group called Share Better gathers on the steps of City Hall on Sept. 12, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Launches Campaign Against Airbnb In NYC

A group of New York elected officials, community activists and housing advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Friday to launch a campaign against the home-sharing company Airbnb.

09/12/2014

Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan - March 4, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

State Senator Opposes Closure Of Chelsea Prison

New York State is planning to close a prison in a pricey Manhattan neighborhood and one local politician is against the move.

03/05/2013

Colin Huggins plays piano in Washington Square Park - New York, NY - May 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Parks Department Lifts Ban On Live Music Near Fountains, Monuments

The parks department had been cracking down on musicians playing near monuments and park benches, but the ban has been lifted, and it’s music to the ears of those in Washington Square Park, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

05/14/2012

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Report: Saudi King Could Move Manhattan Mosque Site

A Manhattan attorney is pitching a plan to move to the controversial mosque from its current Lower Manhattan spot to the West Village.

12/19/2010