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  • Anthony Weiner gets into shouting match with New Yorker [Video]

    NEW YORK -- Only in New York? On the eve of one of the most important days of the Jewish year, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a shouting match with a fellow New Yorker at a Jewish bakery, an exchange that was caught on video and...
  • NY proposal would make 21 minimum age for tobacco

    No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.     New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn...
  • NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns

    NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns
    A Manhattan federal court judge ruled this month that Human Rights Law, which protects employees from sexual harassment, doesn't apply to unpaid interns. Because unpaid interns don't receive "significant remuneration," they are excluded protection...
  • L.A. mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel wins backing of Emily's List

     
    Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
  • Study: 25 Percent Of NYC Parking Placards Are Fake

    Study: 25 Percent Of NYC Parking Placards Are Fake
    According to shocking new statistics, one out of every four parking placards in New York City is bogus. Transportation Alternatives released a report called, "Totally Bogus: a Study of Parking Abuse in New York City," which found that one in four permits...
  • Mocker on MTA Fake Signal Inspection Hearing

    Mocker on MTA Fake Signal Inspection Hearing
    New York City Council will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 6 at 10 a.m. to discuss reports that workers faked subway signal inspections. The MTA Inspector General began another inquiry into this issue this summer. Reports criticizing the MTA's signal...
  • Wal-Mart Draws Ire Even In Poor Parts Of Brooklyn

    Wal-Mart Draws Ire Even In Poor Parts Of Brooklyn
    Wal-Mart's lengthy struggle to open in New York City has hit fresh problems -- a controversial report that said America's biggest discounter does not just sell cheap, it makes neighborhoods poorer. The report concludes that Wal-Mart, the biggest U.S....
  • New Yorkers Celebrate Marriage Law At Gay Pride Parade

    New Yorkers Celebrate Marriage Law At Gay Pride Parade
    Two days after the state legalized same-sex marriages, New York's annual Gay Pride Parade seemed more like a brash, colorful wedding procession on Sunday than an annual rally. Parade organizers estimated as many as 2 million spectators turned out to...
  • Upper East Side Residents Furious Over Proposed Trash Plant

    Upper East Side Residents Furious Over Proposed Trash Plant
    Residents from the Upper East Side in Manhattan gathered at the Stanley Issac Holmes houses on 93rd street to rally against a project that would bring more than 5000 tons of trash, 6 days per week, down streets where children play and just feet from the...
  • Councilman Jumaane Williams Arrested At West Indian Day Parade

    Councilman Jumaane Williams Arrested At West Indian Day Parade
    A New York City Council member from Brooklyn and a top staffer with the city's Public Advocate's office were arrested Monday following the festivities of the annual West Indian Day Parade. A video of the arrest which happened near the Brooklyn Museum has...
  • Millions Of Dollars Up For Grabs In Some NYC Districts

    Millions Of Dollars Up For Grabs In Some NYC Districts
    New York City Council members are handing over their dollar decisions to who else ... the City's residents. Councilman Jumaane Williams stood alongside fellow council members during the announcement of Participatory Budgeting on City Hall's steps...