New York City workers can begin using their paid sick leave today, as part of a measure originally passed by the city council in 2013 over the veto threats of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.
NYPD: Videos of knockouts circulating online did not originate in New York. On Wednesday, Ray Kelly told reporters the NYPD had assigned extra officers to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood after at least seven attacks were reported, each fitting a similar profile. A single victim, targeted by a ... More >>
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"In the 21st century, almost all of our daily activities are linked to the internet - from banking to shopping to using our telecommunications networks and physical infrastructure systems," Governor Cuomo said, announcing the creation of an all-star New York cyber security advisory board last week. ... More >>
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When Barack Obama changed his polemic policy that employers cover contraception -- so that insurance companies, not businesses, have to provide free birth control coverage -- it didn't do much to appease conservative White House opponents. Instead of celebrating the compromise -- meant to p ... More >>
Enter the pod. Leave anew.
The organizers of the now-defunct Greenpoint Food Market are down, but not out. A little more than a week after closing down in the face of threats from the Health Department, they're holding a Think Tank potluck tomorrow to exchange ideas and discuss topics like navigating the city's bureaucracy, f ... More >>
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is in Washington, and, in a far cry from last year's visit -- in which he was practically snubbed in favor of his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, and given a whole lot of "tough love" regarding corruption and drug trafficking in his government -- this year ... More >>
thinkprogress.orgMark Hemingway at NRO posts a reader's jaundiced take on US journalismMark, believe me, I hope the Daily Mail is right. But crowd estimates aside, I'm almost incredulous at that Daily Mail report. It's a fairly straight report, and it's fair! What American media outlet would prin ... More >>
The New York Civil Liberties Union will host a forum Thursday on President Bush's controversial Real ID Act, which would establish a national ID card that, according to the NYCLU, "will become an internal passport for Americans and part of everyday life—a way to keep track of your movements, your ... More >>
According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>
A civil servant speaks up? There's nothing the right-wingers hate more.
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