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Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  July 24, 2012 9:58 AM | Comments
The board has grown increasingly influential under the Bloomberg administration.
Erik Baard, along with a coalition of green groups, planted 50 endangered apple trees on Randall's Island on Wednesday. Baard has
Erik Baard  |  December 8, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Did you know that all the varieties of apples on our store shelves can be traced back to Kazakhstan? Take a bite out of the history of the Big Apple's apples.
Ronald Richter, commissioner of Child Services, took office in September. According to Richter, Child Services is prioritizing several intiatives. Photo courtesy of Daniel S. Burnstein for City Hall News.
Jon Lentz for City Hall News  |  November 14, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children's Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Ambulance in Times Square. Every time someone is killed or dying with a viable organ, time is of the essence to get the organ to a waiting transplant recipient. Flickr/Alex Minkin.
John Farley  |  October 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Forty percent of Americans are registered organs donors, compared to only 15 percent of New York State residents. Why are we so behind the curve?
Planned Parenthood rally in folley square spring 2011
Sam Lewis  |  August 11, 2011 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
Starting this spring, students in New York City's middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
COLORS is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to improving working conditions, wages, racial equality, and career mobility in the restaurant industry. Former workers from Windows on the Word established the restaurant on 417 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Photo AP/Bebeto Matthews
Sam Lewis  |  July 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
One year ago, the city began branding restaurants with grades based on cleanliness and food safety -- but how can you tell what the conditions are for workers?
As the heat wave spreads across the country, the Tri-State Region prepares for temperatures in the 100s. Here, a boy plays in water from a fire hydrant (Summer 2010). MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Comments
This summer's scorcher may seem unprecedented, but it's been worse...In 1896, New York City experienced a heat wave that pushed the heat index above 120 degrees for nearly 10 days, killing at least 1,500 people.
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