Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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After four years of negotiations and stalls, the City Council passed its paid sick leave bill Wednesday.
The 45-3 vote on the Earned Sick Time Act guarantees that the Council can override the expected veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Under the bill's rules, businesses with 20 or more employees must provide at least five paid sick days starting April 1, 2014. Eighteen months later,...Read more »
A Columbia University football player was charged Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a fellow student while using racial slurs.
Chad Washington, 19, allegedly assaulted an Asian student outside a Columbia building on West 113th Street.
Washington, who is black, allegedly grabbed the victim by his collar and pushing up against the wall.
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Even Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin back together.
The Robin Hood Foundation, the nonprofit that reunited the surviving members of Nirvana for the 12-12-12 Sandy concert in December, revealed on the "60 Minutes Overtime" webcast Sunday night that it tried to bring Led Zeppelin to the show and recruited the former prez to make it happen.
David Saltzman, the group's executive...Read more »
Frank Sinatra must have been referring to a well-known Queens neighborhood when he urged listeners to direct their feet to the sunny side of the street. And he was probably in on a really good real estate tip.
Sunnyside, the quaint and affordable neighborhood in western Queens, is situated in a prime location just minutes from Manhattan, but seems like a world away.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Wednesday that she and her colleagues will take up a bill that reforms the payment system for muni-meters.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said too many drivers mistakenly pay for fees, because the meters remain on after the paid parking times end.
"Whether you're doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what...Read more »
Occupy Wall Street plans a big show of solidarity across the city Wednesday.
Several workers-advocate groups and unions have scheduled various May Day events at City Hall, Washington Square Park and Zuccotti Park, among other locations, according to Internet listings.
Among the scheduled events is a human chain of support around Union Square Park. Chain organizers La Fuentean immigrant...Read more »
As the city works to get its bike share program going by the end of the month, some residents and small businesses are fed up with the rental stations popping up on their streets.
Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan will host a forum where residents can talk about how the racks being installed by the city Department of Transportation for Citi Bike are grinding their gears.
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Your cellphone may get service in some subway tunnels sooner than you thought.
A pilot program to test AT&T and T-Mobile service along the A/C/E line between 14th and 23rd streets is set to start in late May, an official with Transit Wireless told amNewYork in an interview on Thursday. It aims to test methods of covering “short-run” tunnels, those shorter than half a mile.
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The City Council is set to take a stand against gun violence Wednesday by issuing a resolution that will make June Gun Violence Awareness Month in the city.
The resolution comes after the state Assembly passed a similar measure Monday.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the measure will help inform New Yorkers about the dangers of gun violence and spur action against illegal gun...Read more »