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FILE -- A small drone is flown in the Washington, D.C., area. (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Sees Risks As Popularity Of Drones Soars

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.

07/09/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Details $210 Million Initiative To Cut Crime At Public Housing Developments

The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.

07/08/2014

Joey Chestnut celebrates after winning the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chestnut Gets Mustard Yellow Belt, Black Widow Outeaten

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut packed away 61 franks and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest while defending champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas lost her title.

07/04/2014

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio watches as Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas have a stare-down a day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014. in New York City.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contestants Weigh In At City Hall Ceremony

Mayor Bill de Blasio will oversee the weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

07/03/2014

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

NYC, DC 37 Municipal Union Strike Labor Deal

New York City’s largest municipal union agreed to a new contract on Wednesday, becoming another important piece of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ongoing efforts to settle an unprecedented labor situation.

07/02/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks in New York City's Gay Pride Parade on June 29, 2014 (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NYC Gay Pride Parade Marks 45th Anniversary Of Stonewall Inn Riots

Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route when it kicked off at noon.

06/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: A development site at the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn is viewed on October 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Deal Reached To Expedite Affordable Housing Development At Atlantic Yards

The job of building more than 2,000 affordable homes near the Barclays Center — long delayed — is now expected to be completed 10 years ahead of schedule.

06/27/2014

A foreclosure sign (credit: Getty Images)

Councilmembers Seek Use Of Eminent Domain To Help Likely Foreclosure Victims

New York City Council members and housing advocacy groups called on Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

06/25/2014

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City Reaches Tentative Deals With Health Care Workers’, Nurses’ Unions

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced tentative agreements with two health care worker unions.

06/25/2014

The Park Slope, Brooklyn home of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family, with a police guard house outside. (Credit: CBS 2)

Real Estate Agent: De Blasio Family Home Could Fetch $7,500 A Month As Rental

Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving on up to the East Side and Gracie Mansion. So, for the right price you might be able to rent his home on a tree-lined street in Brooklyn.

06/25/2014

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

De Blasio Promises To Cut Red Tape For Special-Ed Reimbursements

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Tuesday to try to quickly settle reimbursement claims from parents of special-education students who are forced to attend private schools.

06/24/2014

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 Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

Joseph Nimmich (L), FEMA associate administrator for Response and Recovery, Joseph F. Bruno (C), commissioner, New York City Office of Emergency Management and Kathryn Sullivan (R), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Administrator (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno Resigns

Mayoral spokeswoman Marti Adams said Joseph Bruno will be stepping down on June 27.

06/18/2014

Firefighters respond to a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Increase Role In Gas Leak Reports

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.

06/18/2014

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