President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Experts: $130M NYC jail plan admirable, difficult

Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 3: Our World In Pictures

SPAIN — Housing Rights Activists Watch as Neighbor’s Eviction is Postponed: Melchorita Garcia, second right, who is at risk of being evicted from her home cries as she and other housing right activists watch how Jose Antonio Giraldo Zacarias's eviction is postponed in … Full Article

NYC parks breaks ground on Glenwood Playground construction

NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey Tuesday joined representative Kai Feder from the office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Councilmember Jumaane D. … Full Article

Library lovers: Nominate your branch for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Despite budget cuts and shrinking resources, New Yorkers love their neighborhood libraries and use them more than ever before. … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 2: Our World In Pictures

ATLANTA — Student Pauses at AIDS Memorial Quilt Display: Student Christina Batipps browses over a display of AIDS memorial quilt panels on display as part of World AIDS Day at Emory University on Monday in Atlanta. World AIDS Day is marked on Dec. … Full Article

Proposal: Trim NYC's list of potential landmarks

The Landmarks Preservation Commission chairwoman has proposed removing about 100 historic New York City structures from the agency's list of potential landmarks. … Full Article

De Blasio: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

 The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex. … Full Article

NYC public libraries to offer portable WiFi units

Public libraries in New York City will be making about 10,000 portable Wi-Fi units available for their patrons. … Full Article

Schumer warns of webcam, ‘Smart’ TV, baby monitor hackers

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Sunday called on device manufacturers to adopt improved safety and security standards to help prevent hackers from breaking into individuals' camera-enabled devices, and live streaming personal lives for all to see. … Full Article

Monday Dec. 1: Our World In Photos

INDIA — Indian Worker Participates in Iron, Steel Scrap Workshop: An Indian worker works at an iron and steel scrap workshop at an industrial area on Reay Road in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of India. … Full Article


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