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How many cab rides have you had in New York City during which a woman is behind the wheel? … Full Article

Finally! City to replace crumbling, dangerous pavement at Brooklyn Borough Hall

After years of complaints, broken bones and at least one lawsuit, the $11 million reconstruction of Borough Hall Plaza has begun. … Full Article

NYC subway ridership highest in more than 65 years

Subway ridership in New York City has reached the highest annual rate in more than 65 years, MTA said on Monday. … Full Article

A different kind of heavy metal in the Gowanus Canal

Several dozen competitors from around the world took turns Sunday hurling a sacrificial banjo into a polluted urban canal to see who could throw it the farthest. … Full Article

New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories

New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership. … Full Article

Monday April 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Runners Partake in Color Run Near Eiffel Tower: People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. The Color Run is a 3.1-mile run where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton celebrates West Point Day

Two historic military institutions, the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, joined together for a day and invited the public in to have a look behind the scenes. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Stringer: City animal shelters mistreat animals

City Comptroller Scott Stringer reported Sunday that New York's overcrowded animal shelters kill some sick dogs and cats, and refrigerate carcasses near medicines administered to living animals. … Full Article

Cuomo to be first governor to visit Cuba as ties reopen

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. … Full Article

U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced. … Full Article

Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. … Full Article

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