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NYPD meets with religious leaders over paintball shootings

New York Police Department officials sat down with religious leaders and lawmakers to discuss how to respond to a series of shocking attacks targeting Hasidic Jews in South Williamsburg in which the attackers have fired paintballs at victims, thrown bottles and physically assaulted them. … Full Article

NYC Council bills to ban sightseeing helicopters receive support at ‘Stop the Chop!’ rally

The incessant noise, pollution and disruption from sightseeing helicopters taking off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the East River – the only heliport in the city that still allows them -- has become intolerable, advocates said on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol Dov Hikind among 8 arrested at Iran protest

Authorities say eight people, including a state politician, have been arrested at a Manhattan demonstration against the proposed U.S. deal with Iran. … Full Article

Thursday July 23, Our World In Pictures

BAGHDAD — Teen Mourns after Attack: Afrah Hussein, 13, grieves at her apartment near the site of an attack in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa. … Full Article

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

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