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NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg announces the Grand Concourse in the Bronx as the next slow zone as part of the city's "Vision Zero" plan on April 17, 2014. (credit: NYC DOT/Twitter)

Slow Zone Coming To Grand Concourse In The Bronx As Part Of ‘Vision Zero’ Traffic Safety Plan

The Grand Concourse is the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones being put in place throughout the city in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

04/17/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

Suspect wanted for setting fires at three Brooklyn churches. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Set Fires At Three Brooklyn Churches

Police are trying to find a man who they said set fires at three churches in Brooklyn over a three-day period. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or visit http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

04/15/2014

Gavel

Brooklyn Tenants Say Landlord Is Trying To Force Them Out Of Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Tenants allege the landlord failed to make repairs and seldom cashed rent checks in a scheme to evict them from their rent-controlled apartments.

04/15/2014

Workers at the Pupa and Zehlem Matzoh Bakery on Broadway make Matzoh April 9, 2006 in Williamsburg.  (Photo by Michael Brown/Getty Images)

Break Out The Matzo: Passover Has Begun

The holiday celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from years of slavery in Egypt.

04/14/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged With Murder In Coney Island Fire That Killed Cop

Marcell Dockery, 16, was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second-degree murder Friday afternoon.

04/11/2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers a speech to mark his first 100 days in office at Cooper Union on April 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Marks First 100 Days In Office

Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.

04/10/2014

Police Officer Dennis Guerra (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Housing Officer Critically Hurt In Coney Island Fire Dies

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all flags lowered Wednesday in honor of NYPD Housing Officer Dennis Guerra.

04/09/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a press conference at the National Action Network's Office on April 8, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton On Report Calling Him FBI Informant: ‘I Was Not And Am Not A Rat’

The Smoking Gun website said Monday that it obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos providing new details about Sharpton’s relationship with the feds.

04/08/2014

Derek Jeter steps on to the field for batting practice before his final home opener on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Reunites With ‘Core Four’ For Final Yankees Home Opener

Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.

04/07/2014

Guns purchased by under cover officers prior to arrest of two in New York City (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

2 Indicted On Gun Trafficking Charges In New York City

Bronx resident Javon Burgess, 36, and 24-year-old Paul Lee, of Brooklyn are accused of selling the illegal weapons in broad daylight.

04/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.

04/01/2014

Beverly Brignoni (credit: Bernadette Lamboy)

Relatives Question Bronx Woman’s Death After Low-Cost Surgery In Dominican Republic

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

03/31/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Some NYC, L.I. Parents Say Their Kids Are Opting Out Of Common Core Tests

Parents from several schools gathered in Harlem on Thursday to announce they are opting into a plan to opt out of Common Core tests for their children.

03/27/2014

Juan Elias Garcia (credit: FBI)

Man Sought In 2010 L.I. Killings Added To FBI’s Most Wanted List

Juan Elias Garcia, 21, is the last of four MS-13 gang members sought in the February 2010 killings of Vanessa Argueta and her child, Diego Torres, on Long Island, the FBI said Wednesday.

03/26/2014

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