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A pay-by-phone meter. (credit: CBS 2)

Pay-By-Phone Parking Headed To NYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York City drivers will soon be able to pay for parking at the city’s 14,000 meters by cell phone and online.

12/27/2013

A food cart worker fills a plastic foam take-out container with food for a customer in New York City on Dec. 19, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Inches Closer To Banning Plastic Foam Food Containers

New York City lawmakers paved the way Thursday for an eventual ban on plastic foam containers.

12/19/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio Holds Election Night Gathering

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Says Family Will Move Into Gracie Mansion

In a statement by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara and Dante de Blasio on their website, the family called it “a tough decision.”

12/11/2013

The Bloomberg administration has proposed requiring flu shots for day care and preschool students. (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Could Soon Mandate Flu Shots For Small Children

Flu shots could soon be required by law for small children in New York City. The plan would mandate children in day cares and preschools receive the shot.

12/10/2013

The marquee at the historic Apollo Theater announces the death of former South African President and civil rights champion Nelson Mandela, on December 5, 2013.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Lit Up In Tribute To Nelson Mandela

From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.

12/06/2013

Bill Bratton, who has been named to lead the New York Police Department, speaks after being introduced by incoming New York mayor Bill de Blasio on December 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stop-And-Frisk Dilemma For Bratton As NYPD Head

As William Bratton prepares to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.

12/06/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Diverts Tons Of Food Waste From Landfills

The city says more than 2,500 tons of New York restaurant food waste has been diverted from landfills in the past six months — for use as compost, or donations to food banks.

11/24/2013

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

11/19/2013

Bill de Blasio (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)/Ray Kelly (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says He’s ‘Cleared The Air’ With Kelly

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.

11/16/2013

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

Analysis: NYC Poverty Rate Held Steady From 2000 To 2012

The city’s Center for Economic Opportunity released its survey Thursday. It used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2012.

11/14/2013

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Won’t Pass Midtown East Rezoning Before Bloomberg Leaves Office

The plan, which would have rezoned a 73-block area around Grand Central Terminal, has been the subject of weeks of contentious debate as the clock tickets down to the expiration of Bloomberg’s third and final term at year’s end.

11/12/2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Bloomberg Says He Hopes De Blasio Administration ‘Even Better’

Speaking Friday on his weekly radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hopes for a “seamless transition.”

11/08/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Police Unions File Motion To Intervene In Stop-And-Frisk Dispute

The unions representing more than 29,000 of the NYPD’s 35,000 members filed papers Thursday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

11/07/2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Names Transition Team Leaders As Agenda Goes Under Microscope

Emboldened by a historic landslide, Bill de Blasio seeks to push ahead with an ambitious liberal agenda aimed at easing the economic inequality.

11/06/2013

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election.

11/01/2013

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