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Jimmy McMillan Of 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Fame Says He's Facing Eviction Again

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jimmy McMillan, the man who has become famous for making his political name over the claim that “the rent is too damn high,” said Tuesday that he is running the risk of losing his place to live. 239 more words


New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Step Down By Monday

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges. 744 more words


NYC Mayor De Blasio Sides With Patriots In 'Deflate-Gate' Investigation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New England Patriots are receiving support at a time of controversy from an unlikely location: New York’s City Hall.

Mayor Bill de Blasio grew up in Massachusetts and remains loyal to the Patriots. 141 more words


In New Jersey, Winter Storm Fails To Live Up To Hype

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey started digging out, roads reopened and mass transit started working to get back on schedule Tuesday as a winter storm that was predicted to bring several feet of snow to parts of the state fell short of predictions. 695 more words


VIDEOS: Governors, Officials Update On Blizzard Preparations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Officials have been trying to get the word out to the public about the upcoming storm. Here is a round-up of their various news conferences. 98 more words


Silver To Temporarily Cede Power As He Fights Charges

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges. 364 more words


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Speaks At Brooklyn Megachurch

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin addressed a largely African American congegation in Brooklyn on Sunday, recalling a shared history of struggle between Jews and African Americans. 177 more words