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City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department Stores

It gives new meaning to the four letter word “tote.” New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores — or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag — paper or plastic.

03/25/2014

WTC B.A.S.E Jump

BASE Jumpers Defend WTC Stunt, Say It Exposed ‘Hole In Security’

Andrew Rossig, 33, James Brady, 32, Kyle Hartwell, 29, and Marco Markovich, 27, were arraigned on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and misdemeanor jumping from a structure, police said.

03/25/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: NYC Is Ready For Pre-K Program

The mayor announced Tuesday that the expected pool of those applying to become pre-kindergarten teachers in September should top 8,000. That is more than the 1,000 de Blasio says the city would need to handle an expected 53,000 new students.

03/25/2014

A look at the rescue and recovery exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (credit: Jin Lee)

9/11 Memorial Museum To Open In May

The long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21.

03/24/2014

A snowplow clears snow on East 91st Street on the east side of Manhattan January 22, 2014. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brutal Winter Sent NYC Sanitation Dept. Snow Budget Into The Red

The relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.

03/20/2014

Inspire Magazine cover

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

The latest edition of al Qaeda’s English language online magazine labels urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square.

03/19/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Approval Rating Takes Hit, Quinnipiac Poll Shows

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday says that 45 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job de Blasio is doing. Thirty-four percent disapprove.

03/18/2014

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marches Up Fifth Avenue Amid Controversy

The world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold and gray morning, the culmination of a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry.

03/17/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.

03/14/2014

Pope Francis outside Rome on the one-year anniversary of his installation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Remains Humble One Year In

Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.

03/13/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Touts Crime Drop Since He Took Office

Homicides are down nearly 21 percent, and shooting incidents have fallen more than 14 percent compared to a year ago, de Blasio said.

03/11/2014

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan Rallies In Support Of Tax Credit Proposal For Education Donations

Those donating to public schools, school districts, teacher projects and scholarships would be eligible for the Education Investment Tax Credit under the proposal. The cardinal said the governor is on board.

03/10/2014

FDNY Patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Union Backs Veteran Female Firefighter, Claims FDNY Denied Promotion As Retaliation

Elizabeth Osgood’s union said the FDNY abused its subpoena power to trace an anonymous critical comment in a newspaper last November back to her. But the FDNY says she wasn’t promoted because she’s under investigation.

03/06/2014

"Ashes To Go" location at Dyckman & Broadway outside downtown A station. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan: Christians Feel ‘A Tug To The Divine’ On Ash Wednesday

It’s the first day of the season of Lent, a 40-day period when Christians prepare for Easter through fasting, repentance and prayer.

03/05/2014

A police car is seen in Times Square - New York, NY - May 26, 2004 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NYPD Officers To Be Equipped With Tablets In New Pilot Program

The tablets will make their way into the field over the next three months and will give officers access to a wide array of information.

03/04/2014

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