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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 Council Asks For Power To Lower Speed Limits

The New York City Council is asking the state Legislature for authority to lower the speed limit to 25 mph across the city.

06/18/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: State Grant Will Bring Social Services To 40 City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced a $52 million grant to bring social service providers to 40 community schools in high-need neighborhoods.

06/17/2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Terrorism Experts Warn: Leader Of ISIS Has His Eyes On New York City

The new war in Iraq has local terrorism experts on high alert. The leader of the insurgent group swallowing city after city there has vowed to bring his war to New York City.

06/17/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Time To Pay Up: NYC Mayor To Sing ‘I Love LA’ On Kimmel’s Show

The Kimmel show says de Blasio will also treat a studio audience in Los Angeles to New York City hot dogs on Monday night.

06/16/2014

Staten Island Traffic Stop

NYPD Begins 3-Week Traffic Enforcement Crackdown

Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.

06/16/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

De Blasio Says He Won’t March In Any Parade That ‘Excludes’ LGBT Community

After marching in the Brooklyn Pride Parade earlier this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will not march in any parades that “exclude” the LGBT community.

06/15/2014

NYC Rise In Shootings

Amid Dramatic Spike In Shootings, Poll Shows New Yorkers Want More Cops

Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto was stabbed to death while in the elevator with his friend Mikayla Capers, 7, who was also attacked.

06/12/2014

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

Mayor De Blasio’s Approval Rating Improves In New Quinnipiac Poll

A survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University said that 51 percent of New York City residents approve of the mayor, while 28 percent do not.

06/11/2014

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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

Pumpkin The Horse

New Calls For Carriage Horse Ban After Horse Runs Loose In Central Park

Animal rights groups have stepped up their calls to ban carriage horses following an incident in Central Park.

06/10/2014

Demonstrators gather in City Hall Park to show support for lowering the speed limit in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates Rally To Support Lowering Speed Limit In NYC

With just nine days left in New York’s legislative session, a rally is being held to drum up support in Albany for lowering New York City’s speed limit.

06/10/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: No Place In Congressional Race For Rangel’s ‘Dominican’ Comment

Mayor Bill de Blasio chimed in Monday about a controversial remark made by Rep. Charles Rangel during a congressional debate, telling the candidates to stick to the issues.

06/09/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Nigro Sworn In As New FDNY Commissioner

He pledged to diversify what he called the “greatest fire department in the world.”

06/09/2014

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio reads a book to an upper Manhattan pre-kindergarten class on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

First Round Of Full-Day Pre-K Acceptances Sent Out To Waiting Parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.

06/05/2014

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Outgoing Commissioner Sal Cassano Reflects On 45 Years With FDNY

The outgoing FDNY boss’ last official event, a promotions ceremony, will be held Thursday. He is being replaced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the department, retired FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.

06/05/2014

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