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Going the extra mile: Caring NYers donate time to help others

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(Credit: Neila Pierre volunteers at CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry. (Anthony Lanzilote))

In the season of giving and lending a hand, some New Yorkers are going above and beyond to help the city’s less fortunate at a time when it’s needed most.

Soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are facing funding cutbacks while demand increases, as there was a 10% uptick for their services this year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. On top of that, one-in-five city...

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Bill de Blasio's tech to-do list, according to experts

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(Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York City's tech industry has grown steadily in recent years, becoming a vital cog to the economy, and digital insiders are hoping Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio keeps the trend going as he takes office in January.

De Blasio's tech talking points have been mostly vague, though he has consistently said he wants to keep New York an industry leader. To do that, his expressed plans for Silicon...

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The Bronx has the most subway platform rats in the city: Survey

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(Credit: (Via Straphangers Campaign))

Here's one creepy finding to give you the willies on Halloween.

A new quality-of-life survey spotted rats on 13% of underground subway platforms -- and on 21% of platforms in the Bronx, more than in any other borough -- according to the Straphangers Campaign, which conducted the survey.

The other boroughs had their share of the pests too, as rats were found on 15% of platforms in Brooklyn,...

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