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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named William Bratton as the next New York Police Department commissioner on Thursday, giving the former police chief under Mayor Rudy Giuliani a second turn at the helm of the nation's largest local law-enforcement agency.
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3 hrs ago | EDGE
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller John Liu are pressuring Olympic advertisers to speak out against Russia's restrictions on gay and transgender rights before the Sochi Winter Games begin in February.
4 hrs ago | Planning
Sarah Goodyear shares the story of a New York social worker and her quest to address the needs of pet owners living in a Brooklyn "pet food desert," where many of the borough's poorest neighborhoods have no access to veterinary services or other pet-related resources.
Announcing MakeImpactNYC 2014 : Do Good in Your 'Hood the first-of-its kind "Five boroughs, one city, endless impact" event bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators from every part of New York City who are building a new social impact economy: New Yorkers who are improving the lives of their neighbors and communities through entrepreneurial ... (more)
Environmental groups Wednesday delivered thousands of comments critical of New York's proposed liquefied natural gas regulations and demanded the state withdraw the proposals and start over.
Comprised of five boroughs, also known as counties, New York City has often been referred to as the capitol of the world.
I'd bet good money that New York is experiencing the same low compliance with its new gun registration law as Connecticut.
We all came together at the loft where I lived on New York's Upper West Side. Owens won that election and served in the New York State Senate until 1982.
She'd attended her high school prom in golden trainers, insanely jealous of her friends who wore heels.
With December swinging into its glittering stride, Lea Michele decided to celebrate the season with her dress despite enduring a year she'd rather forget.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN: Musician Billy Joel participates in a press conference to announce "Billy Joel at the Garden," the first ever music franchise held at the venue, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in New York.
The Department of Financial Services is widening its probe of illegal payday lending services with subpoenas to 16 lead generation firms "suspected of deceptive or misleading marketing," Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced this morning.
As of Monday morning, 91,103 people have completed the enrollment process to obtain the health insurance through the state's marketplace.
On a snowy evening in the early 1900s, a newspaper editor at the New York World was hunched over his desk trying to think of something special for the Christmas issue.
If you're a New Yorker for whom Black Friday wasn't your scene, consider this twist on the holiday market.
A Hasidic man walking along a New York street on Sunday night became the latest victim of the 'knockout game' - sucker-punched by a woman who laughed hysterically as he lay on the floor.