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Independent contractors driving vehicles on behalf of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft could be a step closer to forming a labor union after Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino said she would introduce a bill next month paving the way for it to happen. more
Four people convicted of a gang assault that left a Manhattan father of two brain dead in front of a Kingsbridge restaurant in 2016 will serve time in prison. more
In any political race, there are winners and losers. That’s true even within a group of people who share the same ideology. The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club met Nov. 20 at … more
The city council was expected to pass a measure Tuesday designed to crack down on improper use of city-issued parking permits, more commonly known as “placards.” more
The odds of winning the lottery aren’t good. Yet, thousands of people play state lottery games, even if they don’t really have the money to do so. more
One change leads to another. Fresh on the heels of the statewide debut of early voting last week, voters in the five boroughs adopted city charter changes that could mean a major shift in the city’s primary races — including the already contentious fight over the District 11 city council seat. more
Trace New York City’s iconic food to its most basic ingredients and you’ll find a blossoming plant in a field. You’ll likely also spot a tiny, fuzzy bee booty sticking up among the petals. more
It’s the case of the wandering voting precinct, and the two local Democratic district leaders keeping a close eye on such irregularities, want it to stop. more
A battle that divided a community over what to build in an empty lot located smack dab in the middle of businesses stretched along Riverdale Avenue apparently is catching fire once again. more
New York inches closer and closer to outright legalizing recreational use of marijuana. But if and when that happens, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., believes there should be some ground rules established first. more
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