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Officials blast federal proposal to slash M from NYC's anti-terror funding
Providing money to protect the city's 8.4 million residents “is no place to cut corners,” Mayor de Blasio declared at a 1 Police Plaza news conference with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and Sen. Chuck Schumer. “It is no secret that New York City is …
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NYC students maintain even scores with state counterparts on annual reading
New York City schoolkids are keeping pace with their state counterparts on annual reading and math tests, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Independent Budget Office. The study analyzed reading and math scores from the 2015 tests for …
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Airbnb defends decision to drop 1500 listings before handing over books

Airbnb defends decision to drop 1500 listings before handing over books
In admitting its actions, the online home-sharing company said that the listings removed from its platform in New York City “were controlled by commercial operators and did not reflect Airbnb's vision for our community.” The letter was released ahead …
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New York Health Department fails to inspect dozens of diagnostic, treatment
ALBANY — Dozens of diagnostic and treatment facilities in New York are past due for state inspections, the Daily News has learned. The state Health Department admits to 32 facilities having not been inspected on time. Half are in New York City …
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Alleged slashers careers' cut short in NYC
New York, N.Y. –A man accused of slashing at least two New York City women in January is facing charges in Manhattan and the Bronx, and another man was arrested this week for cutting a woman on a city subway platform in Brooklyn. According to CBS …
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The Five Borough Backlot: TV Shooting Locations in New York City

The Five Borough Backlot: TV Shooting Locations in New York City
If you think you're running into more TV camera crews these days, it's not just your imagination. The number of scripted television shows produced in New York City has more than quadrupled since 2002 according to a report out last fall, with 46 …
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Season Eight Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Kicks Off In New York
The eighth season of the iconic reality show won't hit our living rooms until March 7, but the anticipation was already high last night in New York, where the season's 12 queens kicked off the show's premiere tour at Manhattan's Stage 48. We're being …
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna Fuel Dating Rumors, Duo Spotted Outside New York
Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna were spotted outside a nightclub in New York City Friday night, fuelling dating rumors, EOnline reported Sunday. “The Revenant” star was also seen outside the singer's New York Fashion Week after-party in the Up & Down …
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New York City officials decide it's too cold for ice fest
NEW YORK (AP) — It's too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival. The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday's event has been canceled. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York.
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New York City Democrats Vie to Replace Sheldon Silver

New York City Democrats Vie to Replace Sheldon Silver
A group of New York City Democrats on Sunday will name its candidate to replace Sheldon Silver, giving an area long at the heart of New York's Democratic politics its first leadership change in decades. At least five people are vying for the New York …
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Seth Barron: New York City wants to stop inconveniencing lawbreakers
The New York City Council is preparing to pass a package of bills that will radically change the way the city enforces and prosecutes “low-level” offenses, such as public consumption of alcohol, littering, and public urination. According to Speaker …
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Deadly crane collapse in New York City

Deadly crane collapse in New York City
A crane topples over in downtown Manhattan, reportedly killing one person and injuring at least two others. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) One person was reportedly …
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The cast of "The Wild Party" by Andrew Lippa at New York City Center's Encore
Off-Center alums—including Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff—will perform on July 16 at the Off-Center Jamboree!, a one-night-only concert. Tesori will accompany on piano. New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series presents notable Off-Broadway …
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Are Streetcars In NYC Too Ambitious? De Blasio's New York City Light Rail
04STREETCAR-1-master675 A rendering of the proposed streetcar line, the Brooklyn Queens Connector, in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo: Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (Via The New York Times); deblasio New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on …
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New York City Fast Tracks Gun Crime Prosecution to Tackle Illegal Guns

New York City Fast Tracks Gun Crime Prosecution to Tackle Illegal Guns
New York City is one of the cities that have other provisions in addition to state laws. As one of the largest cities in the country, its residents are also very familiar with gun violence. A large portion of the violence stems from gang activity that …
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Venture Funding Gushes in New York City
Billions are flowing into New York City's burgeoning startup community. New York City companies received $ 5.95 billion in venture-capital funding in 2015, up 62% from $ 3.67 billion the previous year, according to data to be released Friday in …
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Officer shot, 5 stabbed after large fight in New York City

Officer shot, 5 stabbed after large fight in New York City
Authorities say a New York City police officer has been shot in the ankle after exchanging gunfire with a suspect involved in a large fight. Police Commissioner William Bratton said 25-year-old Officer Sherrod Stuart was wounded early Saturday – his …
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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-NYPD cop on disability now runs marathons on taxpayer dime
30, 2013, DePaolis was approved for his NYPD disability pension, which provides him with $ 6,839 per month — or $ 82,069 annually, according to the New York City Police Pension Fund. The pension is tax-free, and also provides health benefits for life.
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Photos of 1930s New York City by Berenice Abbott
The Federal Art Project was a Depression-era program that launched in 1935 to fund projects by visual artists in the US. That same year, American photographer Berenice Abbott received funding for a “Changing New York” photo project to document New …
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NJ man killed trying to climb NYC's Four Seasons Hotel

NJ man killed trying to climb NYC's Four Seasons Hotel
NEW YORK — Police say a 24-year-old man tried to scale the facade of New York's famed Four Seasons Hotel and plunged nine stories to his death. The NYPD says Conner Cummings, of Rockaway, New Jersey, tried to climb scaffolding on the outside of the …
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Queens teenager Jihad Jackson fatally shot in Jamaica, is last murder victim
A Queens mom spoke to her 16-year-old son by phone about 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve, telling him to stay inside. “He said that he would,” a tearful Marguerite Tolson-Jackson, 52, told the Daily News. It was the last time she would hear her boy's voice.
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Music icon Natalie Cole's death mourned in New York City
NEW YORK CITY – The Grammy award winner and daughter of Nat King Cole had a career that spanned decades. One of her last performances was at the Iridium Club in New York last June when Cole joined singer Aziza Miller on stage at the club at 51st …
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NYPD's Bratton on NYE Safety Concerns: "New York City Had Its Safest Crime

NYPD's Bratton on NYE Safety Concerns: "New York City Had Its Safest Crime
BILL BRATTON, NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER: Well first off, that "Daily News" editorial, they jumped the gun. Literally. New York City is the safest live (ph) city in America. It's been that way over the last 25 years. Next week we'll report that …
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Knicks player shot, robbed in overnight attack in New York City
New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was leaving a Queens, New York, strip club with his girlfriend early Wednesday morning when his Uber was reportedly boxed in by three cars. Several men approached Early's car, pulled the athlete from the back …
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