Law enforcement heavyweight William Bratton confirmed on Monday that he will not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017. … Full Article

NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. … Full Article

Love Wins: New York reactions to same-sex marriage ruling overwhelmingly positive

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a ban on marriage equality for same-sex couples was unconstitutional, opening the door for LGBTQ marriages across all 50 states. … Full Article

Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling unlikely to end debate

As the country continued to digest the monumental U.S. Supreme Court ruling that preserved the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reaction from various lawmakers, political parties and stakeholders poured in. … Full Article

ESD leaves door open to new environmental review of Pier 6 development

Directors of the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) left the door open to consideration of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Pier 6 development planned in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at an ESD directors meeting in Manhattan on Thursday. … Full Article

The Hope Program celebrates its 30th Anniversary Graduation

On Tuesday The HOPE Program was joined by hundreds of HOPE students, graduates and community members for its 30th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony.  Steven Banks, commissioner of the New York City Human Resou … Full Article

Thursday June 25, Our World In Pictures

MANHATTAN — Misty Copeland Performs Her NYC Debut: In this photo provided by American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland and James Whiteside appear in "Swan Lake" at the Metropolitan Opera House on Wednesday. … Full Article

Green-Wood Cemetery awarded Level II Accreditation

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum have announced that Green-Wood Cemetery has been awarded a Level II Accreditation. … Full Article

Brooklyn native serves in Navy Reserve battalion

A Brooklyn native is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. … Full Article

NY Assembly passes ‘LICH Act’ hospital bill

A bill that would require an assessment of community health needs and more transparency when hospitals are threatened with closure passed the New York State Assembly on Wednesday. … Full Article

Creative economy, always huge in NYC, finds most robust growth in Brooklyn

The Center for an Urban Future on Tuesday released a major new report which finds that Brooklyn is increasingly powering New York City’s creative economy. … Full Article


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