De Blasio urges New Yorkers to stay cool in heat wave

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps to keep themselves and vulnerable neighbors cool and hydrated at a press conference held in Brooklyn at the height of Monday's blistering hot weather. … Full Article

Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago. … Full Article

Monday July 20, Our World In Pictures

PAKISTAN — Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan: Carnival attendees enjoy a ride on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in Islamabad on Sunday. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. … Full Article

Cuomo seeks tougher synthetic pot regulations

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids – known by street names including Spice, K2, AK-47 and Keisha Kole -- in New York state. … Full Article

Russell Simmons: NYC's horse carriages like Holocaust

Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. … Full Article

Friday July 17, Our World In Pictures

TENNESSEE — Woman Attends Memorial after Shooting: Cathy Sosbee places a balloon and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside a military recruiting center on Friday in Chattanooga. … Full Article

Celebrate ‘City of Water Day’ this Saturday

The beautiful city! the city of hurried and sparkling waters!
the city of spires and masts!
The city nested in bays! my city!
-- Walt Whitman … Full Article

CB2 approves Brooklyn Heights Library plan and Pier 6 affordable housing, but adds provisions

At an emotional meeting Wednesday night, Community Board 2 approved, with caveats, the controversial plan to sell and redevelop the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Thursday July 16, Our World In Pictures

NEW JERSEY — Boys Compete in Sandcastle Contest: Logan Dennison, 13, right, and Vincent Impresa, 12, dig sand on the beach in the rain as they work on a sandcastle during the "NJ Sandcastle Contest," in Belmar on Wednesday. … Full Article


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