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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 | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
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Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  July 11, 2012 6:35 PM | Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch has called for closing the aging nuclear plant in Westchester County, saying it poses a danger to the 8 million people who live 24 miles to the south in New York City – especially in the wake of what was learned from the Fukushima disaster.
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.
This copepod created in a New Jersey Department of Agriculutre lab, was later released in Cape May County. Photo courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The copepod, a tiny shrimp-like creature, is a weapon being wielded against a summertime annoyance.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
The MTA's plans to divert riders with disabilities to public transportation and taxis are being questioned by advocates.
John Paravalos paints at the Queens Museum ArtAccess program. Photo by Jessica Paravalos.
Georgia Kral  |  July 4, 2012 9:15 AM | Comments
The arts play a crucial role in educating the youth in the city, and are particularly valuable to children and teens with special needs. MetroFocus and NYC-ARTS look at some of the arts programming across the boroughs.VIDEO
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
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