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For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions. … Full Article

Schneiderman pushes 'kill switch' for stolen cellphones

ALBANY— State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing wireless carriers to put safety over profits in his effort to require anti-theft measures to be installed in smartphones. … Full Article

Weir waiting for a fix-up, aren't we?

Green-Wood Cemetery wants to demolish one-third of the landmarked Weir Greenhouse before restoring the rest of it – and surrounding it with a big new building for a visitors center. … Full Article

Coney Island YMCA expected to bring jobs, economic boost

A new YMCA in Coney Island will provide an economic boost to the neighborhood by providing jobs for local residents, officials are predicting. … Full Article

Snow? S'no problem! But watch out for the ice on Wednesday

The sun is out but so are city salt-spreaders as the frozen remains of Tuesday’s snowmelt is expected to cause slippery conditions throughout Wednesday’s commute. … Full Article

NYC predicts 54 million tourists for 2013

Official predictions show that a record 54.3 million visitors will have arrived in New York City by the end of 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that the number of annual tourists has jumped by 20 million since he took office in 2002. … Full Article

Report: Starbucks to Williamsburg

Williamsburg may soon be getting its first Starbucks, according to the CBS Local site … Full Article

Will Green-Wood Cemetery turn greenhouse into visitors' center?

Will Green-Wood Cemetery get the go-ahead to turn the magnificent but crumbling Weir Greenhouse into a visitors center? The city Landmarks Preservation Commission will have its say on the matter on Tuesday. … Full Article

NYC 'snow alert' starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday

New York City's sanitation department has issued a "snow alert" starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Personnel are getting equipment and supplies ready. Sanitation is coordinating snow clearing protocol with the Office of Emergency Management and the transportation department. … Full Article

ROACH REVOLUTION: Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S. … Full Article

Gentile says Brooklyn Bridge toll plan is DOA

A proposal being put forth by a former city traffic commissioner to put tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings is getting a Bronx cheer from the man who will soon be the City Council’s most senior member. … Full Article

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