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Homeless services does annual count of those living on streets

Volunteers canvas midtown as part of the Homeless

(Credit: Volunteers canvas midtown as part of the HOPE Survey early morning on Jan. 29, 2014. (Cari Romm) )

The Department of Homeless Services early Wednesday morning conducted its 10th annual survey to count the number of homeless on the city's streets. From 12:15 a.m. to 4 a.m., around 3,000 volunteers canvassed the five boroughs block by block, surveying people about whether or not they had somewhere to sleep for the night. Teams of city employees remained on standby, ready to answer volunteers' calls...

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Polar vortex breaks Big Apple's weather records

Polar Vortex

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As the city worked to make sure New Yorkers were safe, Mother Nature's cold blast shattered records in the Big Apple Tuesday.

Central Park recorded a low of 4 degrees -- 2 degrees lower than the previous Jan. 7 record set in 1896, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills made the real feel temperatures minus 15.

LaGuardia and JFK airports also broke their all-time cold...

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