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A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York's 10 regions.VIDEO
Wild turkeys have a long history in New York. MetroFocus talked to the top bird at the National Wild Turkey Federation about their past, present and future.VIDEO
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
The failure of Washington lawmakers to present a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget could cost New York $5 billion in federal subsidies. VIDEO
The NYPD arrested Jose Pimentel on terrorism-related charges over the weekend. The suspect's plans allegedly included attacking American soldiers and members of the NYPD. But some are questioning the nature and timing of the arrest.