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A 'common-sense' NYC teachers' contract

A 'common-sense' NYC teachers' contract The next contract for New York City's schoolteachers will be worth billions of dollars. Surely we can afford to include some common sense. Students deserve a safe learning environment. Teachers deserve a fair salary. Parents deserve access to the teachers. Read more on New York Post

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July 4th fireworks move to East River will cost NYC extra $500K

July 4th fireworks move to East River will cost NYC extra 0K Moving the 38th annual Macy's pyrotechnic extravaganza to the East River – rather than keeping it on the Hudson River across from New Jersey, where it's been for the past five years – will run the city an additional $ 500,000 in security […]

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Man Wins Verdict Of Nearly $4 Million Against Prominent NYC Neurologist

Man Wins Verdict Of Nearly Million Against Prominent NYC Neurologist NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A prominent New York doctor has been ordered to pay up, after a patient said he was left sick and disabled after treatment. As CBS 2's Steve Langford reported Monday, Robert Wyble won the multi-million dollar jury verdict … Read more on […]

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Schumer: Afghanistan, Iraq War Veterans Deserve NYC Parade

Schumer: Afghanistan, Iraq War Veterans Deserve NYC Parade NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returning from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Along with veterans' groups, Schumer says it's time to honor “America's post 9/11 troops,” … Read more on CBS Local

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Bagged body parts found near train tracks in NYC

Bagged body parts found near train tracks in NYC NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a homeless man made a disturbing discovery near some train tracks in Queens. He found some plastic bags with body parts inside them. The man found the bags near the Long Island Rail Road tracks in the Elmhurst section. Read […]

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NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won't Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won't Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City's school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade. Farina said Wednesday that starting this year, … Read more on CBS Local

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NYC eyes Google Glass for restaurant inspections

NYC eyes Google Glass for restaurant inspections Don't laugh at that dorky guy wearing Google Glass — he may be there to inspect your restaurant. City food inspectors might don the nerdwear under a City Council proposal to wire up Health Department employees with video to record site visits. A … Read more on New […]

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NYC Elected Officials Rally, President Obama Signs Executive Order On

NYC Elected Officials Rally, President Obama Signs Executive Order On … NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – In honor of National Equal Pay Day, New York City elected officials and other advocates rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand economic equality. As WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported, advocates insist the income gap … Read more on […]

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Hoffman's OD exposes rampant heroin use in NYC

Hoffman's OD exposes rampant heroin use in NYC It's becoming easier to buy heroin,” James Hunt, acting special agent in charge of the New York office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, told The Post. He said roughly 80 percent of first-time heroin users have abused painkillers before … Read more on New York Post

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Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion

Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises 0 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion The new round of funding which was led by New York-based investment firm Coatue Management and joined by Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Mayfield also participated in the latest … Read more on TIME

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Chinatown Skin Infection Outbreak Spreads in NYC, Number of Cases Doubles

Chinatown Skin Infection Outbreak Spreads in NYC, Number of Cases Doubles The number of New Yorkers suspected of having a rare skin infection that comes from handling raw seafood, causing skin lesions, pain and swelling to the hands and arms and even difficulty moving fingers, has more than doubled, officials said Wednesday. Read more on […]

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Your NYC location guide to 'How I Met Your Mother'

Your NYC location guide to 'How I Met Your Mother' Monday's series finale ends their adventures in NYC. But the show wasn't filmed here. Its real home was an LA studio, but co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas drew inspiration from their days sharing an Upper West Side flat when they wrote gags for … Read […]

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Census Bureau: NYC Population Hits Record High

Census Bureau: NYC Population Hits Record High NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The United States Census Bureau released an estimate Thursday that shows New York City's population has hit an all-time record high of 8,405,837 people. “We know the population is growing. But to be honest this growth has … Read more on CBS Local

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NYC manufacturing no longer bleeding jobs

NYC manufacturing no longer bleeding jobs In another signal that New York City's long-suffering manufacturing sector might be on the mend, a new report claims that industry-wide employment is finally holding steady at roughly 76,000 total jobs. The study, released Wednesday by the Center for … Read more on Crain’s New York Business

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NYC girl falls 3 stories down elevator shaft

NYC girl falls 3 stories down elevator shaft NEW YORK — A girl was hospitalized in serious condition after she fell several flights down an elevator shaft in a Manhattan building Friday afternoon, CBS New York reports. Shortly before 3 p.m., the girl fell three flights from the first floor to … Read more on […]

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