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John Farley  |  August 9, 2012 5:28 PM | Comments
More than a year after a legal move to end unauthorized short-term rentals in apartment buildings, the number of citations is up and complaints continue.
New York State Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a new package of gun control bills that would give New York the toughest gun control laws in the country. Photo courtesy of New York State Senate
John Farley  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
New bills would give New York State the toughest gun laws in the country.
The interface of the Roadify app shows the wide variety of transit options available for users. Image courtesy of roadify.com
John Farley  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
MetroFocus looked at some of the most handy apps to hit the tri-state in the past few years, covering the MTA, mass transit, traffic conditions and more.VIDEO
View from the back of the East River Ferry as it cruises from Greenpoint to Midtown. MetroFocus/John Farley
John Farley  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The ferry has attracted more attention than anyone thought it would, in part because of the diversity of its passengers. As of this month, the ferry has served one million riders.VIDEO
Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
The threatened extension of the G Train will be made permanent, the MTA announced Thursday. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 1:01 PM | 1 Comment
After coping with the harsh cuts of 2010, straphangers have a reason to celebrate.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
Courtesy of UFT.
Rachel Cromidas and Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools  |  July 11, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
Legal battles between the city and the United Federation of Teachers are typically long, drawn-out affairs. But not yesterday.
The Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan received 20 points out of 100 in Consumer Report's hospital ratings. Flickr/David.R.Carroll
John Farley  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In their findings for New York state, two recent reports gave quite different safety ratings for individual hospitals.
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