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Details Emerge About Plan for Private Buildings on NYCHA Land
Warm-Water Fish Invade New York City's Waters
Queens Residents Pumped Up Over Flooding
Bail Fund Aims to Free Poor Defendants
Payday Loans, Illegal on the Street, Thrive in New York's Cyberspace
Occupy Sunset Park: Seeking Change in Many Languages
Brooklyn Bureau: NYPD Towers May Defuse Cop, Community Friction
Sales of HIV Meds Catch Lawmakers' Eyes
NY Prisoners Counted Differently, But Still Not Voting
Brooklyn Library Facing Lower Budget, Higher Demand
Mixed Evidence of Methadone Crackdown
Costly Lessons: What We've Learned From Firefighter Deaths
Out of 9/11 Tragedy Came Change for FDNY
This Building Killed 1 Firefighter but May Save Dozens
When Fire Wins: Causes of FDNY Deaths
Firefighter Decisions Hold Lives—Including Their Own—In Balance
Deadly Fires, 9-11 And Beyond: A Reading List
Firefighters' Heart Risks Get New Attention
The New 911: Emergency Calling Changes
New Phase of Building Code Changes Looms
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Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman called for reforms of the bail system, including limiting the use of financial bail to detain defendants in non-violent cases.
In the department's first line-of-duty death in more than two years, the FDNY lost a 17-year veteran to what appeared to be a heart attack at the scene of a warehouse fire in Brooklyn.
After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
In a wide-ranging annual speech, the governor said fingerprinting applicants is an unnecessary barrier to access. He also called for $1 billion in investment to renew Buffalo.
New York police officials last week distanced themselves from an arrest tactic that nabbed small-time pot users who obeyed when cops asked them to empty their pockets. City Limits broke that story in 2009.
Even far outside of the Zone A areas, there were signs of the impending danger, though they were subtle. Closer to the water's edge, the menace felt very real.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
The former congressman who guided New York State through the 1970s fiscal emergency as governor, was 92. A 2010 biography reassessed Carey's role during the days of crisis.
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Libraries perform a critical role in workforce development for low-income New Yorkers. But budget cuts have so curtailed service that Detroit's libraries are now open more than New York's.
Yes, says this writer, but it will require vision and renewed drive by the Bloomberg administration: Doing a few things better will not be enough.
The city's teenaged dads can make a huge difference in the lives of their kids. Yet they are forced to navigate Family Court with little guidance, and must deal with agencies and jurists who know next to nothing about them.
After months reporting a story on the FDNY, all it took was three steps into a smoky room for this reporter to realize how much he didn't know.
As leaders in Washington, Albany and City Hall have contemplated huge funding reductions, advocates have mounted protests, written letters and pleaded through the press. Now some are giving up food. One Bronx leader explains why.
Potential neighbors often express worries that Housing Choice Voucher holders heighten crime. Yet no research systematically examines the link between the presence of voucher holders in a neighborhood and crime.
The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Firefighter Richard T. Sclafani of Ladder 103 at 577 Jerome Street, Brooklyn.