Fast-food workers celebrate plan for $15 wage in New York

Fast-food workers in New York state heralded a proposal to raise their minimum wage to $15 even as restaurant owners vowed to fight what they said would be an arbitrary and damaging increase. … Full Article

City postpones cap on Uber’s growth pending study

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Wednesday a deal that postpones a cap on Uber’s growth for four months. During that period, Uber has agreed to a study on the impact of its cars on traffic and the environment. … Full Article

Pat Gualtieri, Vietnam vet and longtime producer of ‘America’s Parade,’ dies at 70

Patrick L. Gualtieri, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam who helped build a struggling New York City Veterans Day Parade into America’s Parade, the largest celebration of service in America, died July 21 after a short illness. … Full Article

NYC to MTA: Let's work to fill $14 billion funding gap

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to work with New York City to figure out how to fund a $14 billion gap in the transportation agency's capital plan. … Full Article

Council subcommittee OKs Sandy zoning changes

A vote by a key City Council subcommittee that took place on Monday is the first step in an effort to cut red tape for Superstorm Sandy victims seeking to rebuild their homes, officials said. … Full Article

Tuesday July 21, Our World In Pictures

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Cuba and U.S. Relations Restored: The Cuban flag flies over the country’s new embassy on Monday. The U.S. and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. … Full Article

MTA to open new ramp on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Motorists will have to get used to a new entrance ramp to get on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the Belt Parkway starting this week. … Full Article

‘City of Water Day’ celebrates NYC’s maritime roots and reclaimed waterfront

Saturday morning’s thunderstorm and gray waves didn’t put a damper on City of Water Day activities in New York Harbor, and the storm passed just in time for the official ribbon-cutting on Governors Island. … Full Article

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


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