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  • Bratton Seeks to Export New York Crime-Fighting Miracle

    Updated 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    It’s been dubbed the New York Miracle. Bill Bratton, who returned to his former job as the city’s police commissioner in January, says he wants Los Angeles, Chicago and London to experience it too.

  • Charter Schools in Wealthy Areas at Center of NYC Battle

    At Success Academy Union Square, a charter school in Manhattan, parents dropping off kindergartners one frigid morning include a radiologist with a Louis Vuitton bag slung over one shoulder and a fashion designer married to an investment banker. Some arrive in taxis.

  • Charter School Parents Sue NYC to Keep Harlem Space

    New York City was sued by charter school parents to force Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to let their children’s academy share space in a local public school, heightening tensions over the educational alternative.

  • Obamacare Foes Run Nearly Half of Early Ads for Congress

    President Barack Obama’s health- care law is fueling an explosion in early television advertising before November’s congressional elections, with close to half the commercials attacking the measure.

  • Left in Limbo by Malaysia Flight’s Disappearance: Opening Line

    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was lost from radar on Friday night (here)/Saturday morning (there) with 239 on board, and the pace of the investigation hold an eeriness reminiscent of the crash of Air France Flight 447, which similarly vanished on its way to Paris from Rio de Janeiro in 2009. The public’s ability to digest and mourn air tragedies are typically aided by the usual evidence -- the (horrible) images we get when they happen in plain sight. In this case, as was initially the case with Flight 447, our default visceral reaction feels suspended. There’s nothing to see. The scant clues are ominous, most notably the discovery that two tickets were bought together with stolen passports. Now authorities say as many as four travelers’ identities may be suspect, and they have been unable to retrieve the

  • New York City Wraps Up $694 Million Tax-Exempt Muni Offering

    New York City wrapped up a $694 million issue of debt in its first general-obligation sale since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office Jan. 1.

  • Facebook Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Sales Planned on Site

    Facebook Inc. is cracking down on illegal gun sales planned through its website, seeking to prevent criminal activity and setting a precedent other social- media sites could follow.

  • De Blasio Hits Albany With Rally for Tax on NYC Wealthy

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived in Albany today with about 1,000 supporters of his plan to tax the rich to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, the top initiative of his administration.

  • NYC’s De Blasio to Seek Union Cost Savings, Official Says

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who got elected with labor support, may ask unions for concessions on health care if they want raises when negotiating to renew expired contracts, Budget Director Dean Fuleihan said.

  • De Blasio Hits Albany With Rally for Tax on NYC Wealthy

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived in Albany today with about 1,000 supporters of his plan to tax the rich to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, the top initiative of his administration.

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