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Timber Equities’ attempt to build an apartment building at 3893 Waldo Ave., could face a new obstacle if a pair of lawmakers succeed in convincing the city’s parks department to expand Brust Park. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill that would provide an excuse for women to avoid jury duty while they’re still breastfeeding their infants. more
It was a Wednesday afternoon in March and state senate finance chair Liz Krueger and ranking minority member James Seward were debating the proposed state budget. Seward, a Milford-based Republican, was chastising Krueger and her colleagues in the new Democratic majority for including even more taxes in their proposed budget than Gov. Andrew Cuomo included in his draft. more
Staten Island political leaders and decision makers seemed to celebrate the city planning commission backing down on proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District on Monday. But those feelings couldn't be shared in the Bronx — it appears the massive overhaul to the environmental greenbelt project will move forward here.  more
There was a lot of talk about the city’s proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District in the echo-filled auditorium of P.S. 81. But what there wasn’t was a vote. more
Delays and service interruptions have become all-too-common with all of the construction and upgrade work taking place on tracks and stations. Now the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to make it easier for commuters to figure out exactly what they can expect when they arrive for the train. more
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty named U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel the winner of its Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award at a legislative breakfast last week. more
She is closing in on six months in office, and state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi already has decided to upend up her administrative team, losing both her chief of staff and his deputy within weeks of each other. more
Each time the 1 train passed overhead, Rafael Alvarez paused his speech out of fear the rumble of the El would drown out his voice. For Alvarez, his message of support for a commercial tenants rights bill needed to be heard. more
A burglar made away with an ATM containing $8,000, but police cracked the case before he could crack the safe. more
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