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City Announces Teen Smoking Rate Lowest On Record Last Year

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Dr. More...

National Urban League Chief Reflects On Gains Made In 2007

With the holiday season over and 2008 upon us, it's time to reflect upon the past year and assess our achievements and setbacks in order to start the New Year anew. Last January, the African American community observed several firsts. More...

Postal Service Set To Put Its Stamp(s) On The New Year

A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you, is coming to the post office this year, it's those Bette Davis eyes. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: After the Incident at The San Francisco zoo in which a tiger escaped and killed a visitor, would you be less likely to visit a local zoo - or will it have no effect? Why? More...

Letters To the Editor Maybe Prayer Will Help

Editor: I was greatly saddened by the recent assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A life of love, hope and vision, a path to prosperity for the Pakistani people, cut short. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Eliot Spitzer: Business As Usual- Only Worse!

How much do we know about Eliot Spitzer? Let's see…He was attorney general (A.G.) of the State of New York before he became governor just about one year ago. More...

Special Sections

Other News

69th Precinct Crime Stats: Second Best In City In 2007

As the year 2007 came to an end, Canarsie's 69th Precinct had a lot to be proud of, especially from a statistical standpoint, where it wound up having the second largest decrease in overall crime in all of the city's 76 precincts. More...

Weinstein Legislation To Improve Co-op And Condo Conversions

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced new legislation, co-sponsored by Brooklyn Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, that will vastly improve the process for converting cooperatives and condominiums. More...

New Yorkers Can Make Mulch Ado About Something

MulchFest 2008 provides New Yorkers an opportunity to bring their Christmas trees to designated sites where they are ground into wood chips. The chips can then be placed in tree pits and gardens. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

For Constitution's Sake, Keep Religion Out Of Politics

Today's Iowa caucus and the traditional first primary next Tuesday in New Hampshire may - or may not - impact the 2008 presidential campaign, which, for the first time in 56 years, lacks, an incumbent president or vice president. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

2007: A Year Of Progress In Education, Quality Of Life And Public Safety

The New Year is only a few days old, but I think it's fair to say that it will be one for the record books. More...

Little Old Canarsie

Little Old Canarsie

I Can Still Taste That Delicious Jamaica Bay Seafood!

Up until about 1918 folks living here at the time didn't have water supplied by the city. They depended on a hand pump which had to be moved up and down to bring water up from the ground. More...

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