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City Council member Helen Rosenthal. (credit: nyc.gov)

‘Poor Door’ To Get Redesign At West Side Manhattan Skyscraper As Opposition To Them Mounts

Residents of the affordable portion will now get shared access to a courtyard and a roof deck facing the Hudson River.

08/29/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

City Taking Steps To Prevent Brooklyn Bridge Climbing

The city is continuing to beef up security on the Brooklyn Bridge following two high-profile security breaches.

08/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

08/28/2014

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Rise In New York City

Figures from 2013 show the largest number of heroin fatalities in a decade, according to New York City’s Health Department.

08/28/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council To Ask Bratton For Outline On Implementing NYPD Officer Re-training At Hearing

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has promised that all 35,000 NYPD officers will be retrained and the city council will ask him about the regiment at a September 8 hearing.

08/28/2014

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Most New Yorkers Support ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.

08/27/2014

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

Police Union Leader Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Brooklyn DNC Bid

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said he does not support the mayor’s call to bring the convention to the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

08/26/2014

9/11 Memorial and Museum as seen from Chopper 880, May 7, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

9/11 Memorial And Museum To Open For Families Of Victims On Day Of Remembrance

The major components of the 9/11 ceremony will remain the same, including the reading of names and the moments of silence, however a few things will be done differently this year.

08/26/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

School buses idle in front of a school in Manhattan's East Village. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Defends Raises For School Bus Drivers

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified Monday giving school bus employees raises through the parceling out of city grant money to school bus companies, noting the workers’ compensation had been cut by the Bloomberg administration.

08/25/2014

A Port Authority Police Department banner is posted on a barbed wire fence outside Ground Zero and One World Trade Center on March 21, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Port Authority Graduates Largest Police Class

Two sons of officers killed in the line of duty during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be among the 249 cadets receiving their badges during a ceremony in Elizabeth Friday.

08/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigations Chief At Rikers Island Resigns Amid Brutality Report

Federal reports called Finkle’s investigation division ineffectual, understaffed and biased in favor of correction officers.

08/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill That Would Require Reports On Rikers Island Solitary Confinement

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would force correction officials to regularly publish information about Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement.

08/21/2014

FILE - A Happy Meal at McDonald's. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

City Councilman Introduces ‘Healthy Happy Meal’ Bill To Ban Toys In Certain Kids’ Meals

The measure would ban fast food restaurants from offering free toys and other incentives with kids meals if the food served contains more than 500 calories and more than 600 milligrams of sodium.

08/21/2014

FILE -- This gun was used in an Upper East Side pharmacy robbery in May 2014, police said. (credit: NYPD)

City Council Bill Would Make Gun Offender Registry Public

The bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.

08/21/2014

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