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Pols Call for Repeal of 421-A Real Estate Tax Break

Council members and tenant advocates rallied outside City Hall this morning against the 421-A tax exemption, which was created in the 1970s to encourage construction of affordable housing but which its opponents today claimed has become an incentive for market-rate development. 473 more words

Juan Rodriguez: An Original New Yorker

New Yorkers pride themselves on exploring new neighborhoods, but Juan  Rodriguez, Manhattan’s first non-indigenous resident, went 400 years without any credit. This pioneer preceded the first permanent Dutch settlement by a decade, but until recently, he was buried as a footnote in New York City history. 1,451 more words

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Officials Release Report On Overcrowding At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's ER

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two New York officials released a report on Wednesday detailing overcrowding problems at one of New York City’s busiest emergency rooms. 410 more words

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Tens of Thousands Protest Eric Garner Death, NYPD in 'Millions March'

As Rev. Al Sharpton marched in Washington, D.C. with the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown—black men slain by white police in Staten Island and Ferguson, Mo.—tens of thousands swarmed the streets behind the families of other blacks who died at the hands of the NYPD. 1,069 more words

City Council Members Introduce Bill Banning Horse Carriages

After months of speculation and dueling rallies on the City Hall steps, Council members Daniel Dromm and Ydanis Rodriguez introduced legislation today aimed at banning the city’s horse carriage industry, which would fulfill a campaign promise from Mayor Bill de Blasio. 644 more words

Democrats Hope to Pass Horse Carriage Ban Next Spring

A trio of city council members and several animal rights groups rallied outside City Hall today to support legislation that would ban the horse carriage industry in New York. 516 more words