Wednesday, February 16, 2011 As of 9:15 PM (GMT +0 hours)
New York City tax revenue this year is expected to be $2 billion higher than budget officials anticipated, a windfall that obviates plans to slash teaching positions beyond the 6,166 slots Mayor Bloomberg proposed cutting in November.
Authorities arrested 14 alleged Harlem gang members that they charged had held their central Harlem community "hostage" by conspiring to turn it into a drug zone using guns, beatings and intimidating fellow members from cooperating with police.
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Led by a chunky pitching staff, the Yanks could be one of the 20 heaviest teams in history.
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A man who spent more than 16 years in prison for the murder of a rabbi filed a lawsuit alleging "blatantly illegal investigative tactics" were used by prosecutors to secure his 1995 conviction.
Photos: His Case for Freedom
Food & Drink
For more than 30 years, the Rum House was a beloved but tattered, no-frills bar in Midtown's Edison Hotel. It closed last fall and now in its place is a resurrected version, spiffed-up and with an excellent cocktail list.
Photos: House of Rum
This season, Mercedes-Benz created a 'Fashion Force.' The car company teamed up with top fashion influencers, bloggers, and stylists to drive around in a specially-marked CLS to identify the 'hottest, chicest, most fashionable people in New York.'
This season, Indashio, who showed his Fall 2011 collection, titled 'Gaudy,' at the Metropolitan Pavilion, was inspired by Liberace and Trident Vitality Gum.
Construction is nearly complete on a $37 million classical music center for Orchestra of St. Luke's slated to open in Hell's Kitchen in March.
With New York state buckling under severe financial stress, Albany is finding new ways to boost revenue through court decisions and new requirements on tax filings.
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Working Fashion: The Man Who Checks Coats
Jesse Steel has unsolicited fashion advice for the stylish attendees of Fashion Week: Ditch the black coats. "Half the coats in here are black Burberry," said the man in charge of the coat check.
Weather Journal: A Spring Day in February
Walk outdoors Thursday and you'll feel the first real dose of spring-quality sunshine. It will be the start of a two-day push to banish winter featuring temperatures near 60.
Day-Care Service Faces Deep Cuts in Mayor's Budget
Thousands of slots in New York City's day-care system are expected to be placed on the chopping block when Mayor Bloomberg releases his preliminary budget proposal.
Coffee Shop Closed Over Unpaid Taxes
New York state seized Bean Coffee & Tea on Wednesday, forcing the popular East Village coffee shop to close until it settles an outstanding sales tax bill of nearly $25,000.
K-Rod Ready to Pitch - and Apologize to Mets
N.Y. House of the Day
Architect Roger Bartels built this stucco cottage in Rowayton, Conn., because his wife Lisa wanted a place to retire to. It was the couple's third retirement home, each smaller than the last.
Photos: Stucco Cottage in Connecticut
To celebrate the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Food Passion's Egyptian owner Ahmed Khalifa set out a table on the sidewalk and started handing out cupcakes, cookies, and hot cider.
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