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4 World Trade Center to host charity run up race

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Runners looking to test their vertical limits can set their sights on 4 World Trade Center.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation began enrollment Tuesday for a charity stair race up the 72-story skyscraper on April 3.

Interested applicants can chose to run to the 72nd or 54th Floor or opt for the virtual climb and take the elevator to the top of the building that opened in November.

Runners...

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Three women appointed to key positions in de Blasio administration

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands

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Mayor Bill de Blasio filled three key slots in his administration Tuesday with women who have long histories of service in New York City.

Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney who founded public policy group the Center for Social Inclusion in 2002, was named as counsel to the Mayor. Among the issues Wiley will tackle is the expansion of broadband Internet access and making it cheaper, de Blasio...

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Mayor proposes lowering NYC's speed limit to 25 mph

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to lower the speed limit on city streets to 25 mph from 30 mph, use more cameras to catch speeders and red-light evaders and crack down on reckless taxi drivers to make New York safer for pedestrians.

Those are among 63 steps in de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative, a strategy with the goal of eliminating pedestrian deaths over the next decade. The Vision Zero approach...

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This is second snowiest February in NYC history

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Tuesday morning's snowfall officially made this month the second snowiest February recorded in New York City.

The National Weather Service said 28.8 inches of snow has been recorded in Central Park this month, beating 27.9 inches during February 1934. The record for the snowiest February was set in 2010, which saw 36.9 inches of snow.

"We're already good for second, if we just got no...

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Few immune to the fantasies inspired by Powerball's fat $400 million jackpot

With the Powerball jackpot now at $400 million,

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Giant jackpots seduce even unlikely gamblers.

With the Powerball jackpot now at $400 million, many are powerless to resist the temptation of a ticket.

"I don't think gambling is right. I don't think I should gamble. But when it's a big jackpot like this you just want to be in it," said Robin Taylor, 54, a disabled home care attendant from New Brunswick, N.J. Taylor only plays when...

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Westchester photographer reported missing in Mexico

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A Westchester family is asking the public to help find their missing kin who was lost while traveling through Mexico last month.

Harry Devert, 32, was a month into his motorcycle trip through Mexico when he disappeared on Jan. 25, according to his mother, Ann.

Devert is a photographer and planning to write a book about his travels from New York to the edge of South America and seemed...

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Devo co-founder dies at 61

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A founding member of the new wave band Devo died on Monday at 61 from heart failure, his brother and bandmate announced Tuesday on the band's Facebook page.

Bob Casale was the band's rhythm guitarist who appeared on their most well-known songs and albums, including the its 1978 debut "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" and 1980's "Freedom of Choice," which featured their biggest hit, "Whip...

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Get into the Winter Olympics spirit with these drinks specials

The Sochi Gold at World Bar

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The Winter Olympics may be winding down soon, but it's not too late to get into the spirit of the festivities. These Manhattan bars and restaurants are serving up specialty cocktails and deals in honor of the Sochi games. But you can't wait too long -- these specials are available now until the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The World Bar

Located fittingly across from the United Nations,...

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Cook this @home: L'Ecole's Arctic char with curried yogurt

L?Ecole?s Arctic Char with Curried Yogurt, Cucumbers and

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For a bright, flavorful pick-me-up this dreary winter, Chef Candy Argondizza has the recipe for you.

The vice president of culinary and pastry arts at the International Culinary Center recently added a sautéed arctic char with curried Greek yogurt sauce to the menu at L'Ecole (462 Broadway, 212-219-3300, www.LecoleNYC.com), the school's in-house restaurant. And though it's made by gourmet...

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Winter may be depressing, but there's no need to be depressed

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It's not you: It's winter.

This winter's siege of frigid temps and frequent dumps of snow, plus often-icy roads and sidewalks at a time darkness descends early, have left lots of us feeling glum, even if we don't have a clinical case of depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) -- depressive symptoms confined to a particular time of year.

Therapists often counsel depressed people...

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