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More people died from heroin overdoses in New York City last year than any

More people died from heroin overdoses in New York City last year than any … The number of people who died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest toll the city has seen in a decade, according to data released Thursday by the city's Department of Health and Mental […]

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Heroin's Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

Heroin's Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It In New York City, deaths from heroin overdoses were higher last year than they have been since 2003. The rise over the last four years was most pronounced in the Hispanic population. Deaths from overdoses of opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone […]

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New York City's 100 percent

New York City's 100 percent Actually, they can go in the right direction by taking lessons from New York. Yes, New York has lots of inequality. The mayor was right to note that the numbers here “are quite shocking.” The city's top 1 percent — half a million households — earned … Read more on […]

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New York isn't as expensive as you thought, in two charts

New York isn't as expensive as you thought, in two charts But in a sense, they're more affordable than you think — at least for the people who live there. A recent report from New York's Citizens Budget Commission, a nonprofit that tries to influence how New York city and state spend their money, finds […]

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With federal funding at 'starvation levels,' the New York City Housing

With federal funding at 'starvation levels,' the New York City Housing … The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) can boast an exceptional 80-year track record as the nation's largest public housing program, until recently one of its best. Yet NYCHA has reached a critical point in its history, as chronicled in a recent … […]

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New York City police: Man arrested after he climbed to top of Brooklyn Bridge

New York City police: Man arrested after he climbed to top of Brooklyn Bridge … NEW YORK — A 24-year-old man was arrested after police say he climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and took pictures with his smartphone. It was the second security breach at the span in less than a month. […]

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12 years of data from New York City suggest stop-and-frisk wasn't that effective

12 years of data from New York City suggest stop-and-frisk wasn't that effective In 2002, when Michael Bloomberg first took office as mayor of New York City, the controversial law enforcement policy known as "stop-and-frisk" led to 97,296 encounters on the city's street. Police stopped — and sometimes frisked — pedestrians on any … Read more […]

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New York suburb forgives $2.4 million in speed camera tickets

New York suburb forgives .4 million in speed camera tickets A new law was passed in April allowing the use of school zone speed cameras in Nassau, neighboring Suffolk County and New York City. The law allows one camera in each of their school districts. Newsday said Nassau is installing cameras at 56 locations. Read […]

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New York City Council Speaker gets good news about high-risk HPV diagnosis

New York City Council Speaker gets good news about high-risk HPV diagnosis There are new details from New York City council speaker about her health diagnosis. Melissa Mark-Viverito said earlier this week she had high-risk HPV. On Friday she tweeted, "Just got off the phone with my gynecologist who gave me results. Read more on […]

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New York Today: Cool, Cool Summer

New York Today: Cool, Cool Summer And if you're looking for fun outside New York City, The Times's Metropolitan section has suggestions. See Friday and Saturday listings for Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. See Sunday listings for Westchester, Long Island, New … Read more on New York Times (blog)

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'Real Housewives of New York City' season 7: Will Bethenny Frankel and Jill

'Real Housewives of New York City' season 7: Will Bethenny Frankel and Jill … Network executives are not happy with ratings for the latest season of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York." "RHONY" has had a significant decrease in audience share and many fans are jumping ship. The way the network execs see fit to […]

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New York City's doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

New York City's doctor-in-chief seeks community approach Bloomberg-era dictates, such as raising the cigarette-buying age to 21, a crackdown on artery-clogging fats and a proposed ban on large sugary drinks, led to lawsuits and criticisms the billionaire mayor was turning New York into a “nanny state.”. Read more on TBO.com

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Metro Money: A Country Music Station, NASH FM 94.7, in New York City

Metro Money: A Country Music Station, NASH FM 94.7, in New York City And New York, a city that survived without a country station for 17 years, is now the center of a new effort to take country even more mainstream. NASH 94.7, launched at the start of 2013, isn't just climbing in the ratings—it's […]

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New York City Street Stencils Remind Us Where Cars Have Killed Pedestrians

New York City Street Stencils Remind Us Where Cars Have Killed Pedestrians When pedestrian advocacy group Right of Way started drawing chalk body outlines at intersections where cars mowed down New York City pedestrians in the early '90s, it wanted to send a message to the NYPD and to the city. "To think there was […]

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The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City

The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City The 17-year-old photographer Humza Deas spends so much time exploring the air above New York City that he's begun to run into people he knows up there. On a recent balmy night he strolled across the Manhattan Bridge, snapping long exposures of FDR … Read more on New York […]

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