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Extend the property-tax cap to NYC

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would require New York City to cap the amount of money it can raise from property taxes to a 2% increase in any given year. This cap is already in effect... To view the full story, click the title link.

City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025, according to the Daily News. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was called... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pommes Frites' Eerie Final Tweet

Pommes Frites, a popular eatery beloved for its belgian fries and endless menu of inventive sauces, is no more. It was obliterated in the fire and building collapse that followed yesterday's massive East Village explosion. The fry shop's final utterance on social media before the blast was eerily prescient: [ more › ]

67-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Bus Driver At Port Authority

A 67-year-old man died after he was struck by a bus driver at the Port Authority Bus Terminal last night. [ more › ]

Video Shows Moment Of East Village Explosion

Security camera video has surfaced showing the powerful explosion that rocked an East Village tenement yesterday afternoon, bringing down three buildings and sparking a devastating fire. ABC 7 obtained the video from a business on East...Show More Summary

The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway; First World Problems

I wanted to like The Heidi Chronicles, now playing on Broadway. One of my favorite actors, Elisabeth Moss, is starring as the conflicted feminist who goes from teen angst to middle-aged motherhood in the late Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning script. Show More Summary

10 Cheapest Flights from New York to the Caribbean

With one of world's largest airport complexes on their doorstep, making a jaunt to the sun-kissed beaches and shimmering sands of the Caribbean has never really been a problem for New Yorkers. In fact, there are countless airlines now...Show More Summary

NYPD: Man Followed Woman On Bedford Ave, Then Tried To Rape Her In Williamsburg Building

The police are asking for the public's help in identifying and finding a man who tried to rape a woman in Brooklyn. [ more › ]

Men's Style: How to Choose a Custom Clothier

Have you been wondering about getting a custom suit or shirt but aren't sure where to start? Between the newspaper ads ("3 suits, 2 shirts and a tie for $199!" - what??) and the Hong Kong tailors coming to your office with wheelie bags full of fabrics, the whole thing can be pretty overwhelming. Show More Summary

Fashion Challenges of an Orthodox Female Architect

Metropolitan Diary: A woman who wore only skirts had to dress for a professional meeting and a construction-site tour, with steel-toed boots -- at the same time.

Writer Lesley Arfin Only Eats Cookies in the Morning

"I'd marry a Gummy Bear." Lesley Arfin moved from New York to Los Angeles to work as a television writer (her credits include shows like Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Awkward), but she's still adjusting to life without a bodega on her corner. Show More Summary

Bison Burger Up for Mr. Polanski

Waiter: Would you like to order now? Man: No, I’m waiting for my sister. Waiter: You said before that you were waiting for your wife. Man: No, I didn’t. I said it was my sister. Waiter: No, you didn’t. Man: Would you like to be in movies? Waiter: No, why? Man: You have a really […]

Morning 10: East Village explosion | Campus sexual assault | City housing agency shortfall

An explosion late yesterday afternoon destroyed two East Village buildings and damaged others, injuring at least 12 people, four critically. A Cuomo administration proposal to create an affirmative... To view the full story, click the title link.

Labor responds to racial disparity in construction

Crain's columnist Greg David's blog post on the low percentage of African-Americans in the construction sector triggered four letters to the editor pointing to unionized construction as an exception... To view the full story, click the title link.

You Go Ahead and Feel Bad, Though

Father: They’re really promoting Paul McCartney at Starbucks.Tween son: One of my friends said it sucks that John Lennon was shot instead of Paul McCartney. I felt bad when he said it.Father: That’s a horrible thing to say… But your friend was right.–Starbucks, 8th St

And Yet Still Right

Girl #1: What’s a pipe dream? Girl #2: …It’s like a farfetched dream. Girl #1: Yeah, I always thought it was, like, an idea someone got when they were high and they thought it was a good idea at the time because…you know, they were stoned. Girl #2: You’re retarded. –N train

Pimps Up, Hobos Down

Hobo #1: Hey man, pull yourself together. Get up, bro. Get up. I want to sit down, bro. Get up. Some people want a seat. Hobo #2: You’re a slut. Hobo #1: Yeah I’m a slut, but you a ho. Hobo #2: I’m a ho because of sluts like you. Hobo #1: Look, man, look […]

Or a Big Bowl of Pussyflakes

Ghetto booty #1: So I went out with him the other day. Well, not out, we just went and smoked a cigarette at work. It was snowing and he was all catching snowflakes on his tongue and turns to me and is like, ‘Man, I wish these snowflakes was pussy falling in my mouth.’Ghetto booty […]

Unions react to post about paucity of black construction workers

Crain's columnist Greg David's blog post on the low percentage of African-Americans in the construction sector triggered four letters to the editor pointing to unionized construction as an exception.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Columbia's debt a better bet than NYU's, analysis finds

Columbia University is in better financial shape than ever and should see continued improvement in 2015, according to Standard and Poor's. The ratings agency this week assigned a triple-A grade to... To view the full story, click the title link.

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