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FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Attorney: Cops In The Bronx Arrested Innocent People To Make Quotas

An attorney on Tuesday claimed some NYPD detectives in the Bronx lied and arrested innocent people over a period of several years, in an effort to meet quotas.

10/15/2013

File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Health Department To Look At New Proposed Guidelines For Tanning Salons

Under the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.

10/15/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Walcott ‘Extremely Hopeful’ For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Teen From Queens

Police have stepped up the search for Avonte Oquendo, who has been missing for nearly a week. He was last seen Friday on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.

10/10/2013

Charter school teachers, kids and parents gather in Cadman Plaza for rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Thousands Rally In Support Of Charter Schools In NYC

About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.

10/08/2013

Lauren Shields, for whom Lauren's Law is named, speaks at City Hall press conference, Oct. 3, 2013. The law requires those getting NYS driver's licenses to decide whether to be an organ donor. (credit: Peter Haskell/ WCBS 880)

Lauren’s Law Takes Effect, Requires NYS Drivers To Decide Whether To Be Organ Donors

Lauren’s Law was named for 13-year-old Lauren Shields of Stony Point, in Rockland County. She received a heart transplant when she was 9.

10/03/2013

A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Residents Left Homeless By Sandy Speak Out Days Before Hotel Evictions

Federal funding for the program ended this week but about 300 people are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms that are paid for through Friday.

10/02/2013

Ballots go through voting machine (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Officials Rally For ‘Better, Smarter, Fairer’ Instant Runoff Voting

Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.

10/02/2013

Tiffany clock at Grand Central Terminal (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Lawmakers: Grand Central Area Rezoning Plan Is Bad For New Yorkers

Lawmakers joined labor and business leaders Tuesday to protest against a rezoning plan that would affect a broad area around Grand Central Terminal.

10/01/2013

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City Bill Would Ban Bosses From Demanding Facebook Access To Current, Potential Employees

The City Council held a hearing Wednesday on an Internet privacy bill that would ban employers from demanding access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees.

09/25/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota: De Blasio ‘Needs To Explain Himself’ Over Cuba Honeymoon, Sandinista Support

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Tuesday, explaining his support for the socialist government of Nicaragua and a honeymoon in Cuba that was so secret, he never told his kids.

09/24/2013

Madison Square Garden (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lawmakers: End Madison Square Garden Tax Break

Some lawmakers on Tuesday took issue with the city’s plan to give Madison Square Garden a $17 million property tax break every year for the past 31 years.

09/24/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Bill De Blasio Opens Huge Lead Over Joe Lhota In Quinnipiac Mayoral Poll

Democrat Bill de Blasio has a commanding lead in the New York City mayoral race, a new poll shows, but Republican Joe Lhota says he’s not panicking.

09/19/2013

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New Vote Totals Show De Blasio Topping 40 Percent In Primary

The New York City Board of Elections has released new numbers in the Democratic mayoral primary, giving Bill de Blasio 40.88 percent of the vote.

09/18/2013

Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg: Criminals ‘Brazenly’ Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally Online

Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.

09/18/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waves while giving her concession speech in the New York Democratic mayoral primary elections on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Endorses De Blasio For NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.

09/17/2013

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