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The deadline for the public to comment to the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on the proposed Pier 6 development in Brooklyn Bridge Park is Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. … Full Article

Biden, Cuomo announce new LaGuardia Airport

 A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub … Full Article

De Blasio, officials tout success of New York’s municipal ID cards

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials on Monday touted the success of New York City’s municipal ID card. While IDNYC is aimed at immigrants without valid IDs and the homeless, the program is open to all New Yorkers. … Full Article

NY board clears way for OK of $15 fast-food worker wage

New York's Wage Board on Monday finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants. … Full Article

Monday July 27, Our World In Pictures

NEW JERSEY — Peruvian Woman and Alpaca Attend Parade: Krystal Chacon, a member of Peruvian American Teachers Association, leads an Alpaca during the Peruvian Day parade along Main Street in Paterson on Sunday. … Full Article

Job fair gives youths a chance to impress employers

It was a match made in heaven. Young people looking for jobs were given the chance to meet with representatives of companies looking to hire employees at a Bushwick job fair sponsored by the non-profit organization Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT). … Full Article

Friday July 24, Our World In Pictures

VIRGINIA — Sea Turtles Released on Beach: Lauren Talley holds up Mushu, a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, for spectators to have a closer look before the releasing of the turtles back to sea at Virginia Beach on Thursday, July 23. … Full Article

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

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