Reckless Driving Law Passed in Senate

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New law would make it easier to punish dangerous drivers; cops could issue penalties without witnessing accidents Safety advocates have long decried the loopholes in some of New York State’s existing traffic laws, especially in those intended to punish drivers who injure cyclists or pedestrians. Hayley and Diego’s Law was passed after two young children, [&hellip
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ID Theft & Fraud Forum

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State Senator Brad Hoylman and other local elected officials will host a forum titled “Identity Theft & Consumer Fraud: How to Protect Yourself & What to Do if You’re a Victim” on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Hospital, Conference Room B, 1000 Tenth Avenue, second floor (between 58th and 59th Streets). Hoylman [&hellip
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Union Square Condo Goes Smokefree

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Homeowners in Zeckendorf Towers, the 29-story, 647-unit pyramid-topped building right on Union Square, voted overwhelmingly to become the largest completely smoke-free condominium in the city. Eighty-five percent of unit owners voted on the policy, and 83.5 percent voted in favor of the amendment to prohibit smoking in both residential units and public areas for all [&hellip
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Greenwich Village Murder a Devastating Call to Action

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By Alissa Fleck In the morning hours of May 18, 32-year-old Mark Carson was gunned down outside a Greenwich Village pizzeria after being trailed and threatened with anti-gay slurs. Before opening fire early Saturday, the gunman confronted the victim and his companion on the street and asked if they “want to die here,” Police Commissioner [&hellip
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Mapping Your Future Home

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Urban Compass aims to help New Yorkers find the perfect place to live A new company is hoping to redefine the ways that people find homes in New York City. On Tuesday, May 7, Mayor Bloomberg visited the offices of Urban Compass to announce the company’s beta launch. “We think there’s a huge opportunity in [&hellip
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Local Legislators Lead The Charge for Women’s Equality

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State Senator Liz Krueger and others trying to push Equality Act onto Senate floor Last week, Senator Liz Krueger and other legislators, including City Councilmembers Jessica Lappin and Gale Brewer, forming a Women’s Equality Coalition, held a press conference to call attention to Governor Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act. New York gender equality legislation has [&hellip
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Etan Patz’s Alleged Killer to Go to Trial

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Judge declines to nix ‘79 child-killing case By Jennifer Peltz A man charged with murder decades after one of the nation’s most infamous child disappearances can be brought to trial, a judge ruled Wednesday, May 16, turning down the man’s claim that the case was too thin to proceed. In a case that hinges on [&hellip
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