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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is seen in political circles as a rising star, and possibly a candidate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. At a Crains New York Business forum Tuesday morning co-moderated by NY1 political anchor Errol Louis, Bharara dodged a question about his interest in the job.

09/30/2014 08:10 PM

An internal Parks Department memo on rebuilding in the Rockaways has the city's new parks commissioner playing defense. Now, the city comptroller and a local lawmaker are raising serious questions.

Updated 09/30/2014 09:24 PM

Rick Perry Campaigns for Astorino as Congressman Calls out Christie, Cuomo

Texas Governor Rick Perry Tuesday hit the stump for Republican candidate for Governor, Rob Astorino. His visit comes weeks after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, refused to offer Astorino help. Christie and Governor Cuomo have also been meeting publicly on the subject of homeland security but they apparently never consulted a prominent member of the House's Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Peter King of Long Island, who spoke out exclusively to NY1's Zack Fink.

09/30/2014 08:55 PM

On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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TLC Summonses Soar Under "Vision Zero" Safety Effort

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has issued almost 5,000 safety-related tickets to yellow cab drivers - compared to almost 2,500 last year - as part of the agency's increased enforcement of "Vision Zero." Updated 09/30/2014 10:53 AM

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Mayor Ducks Questions on Staten Island Chuck

Fielding questions Monday for the first time since the death of Staten Island Chuck was revealed last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio did his best to sidestep questions on the topic that's rapidly turning into a punchline. 09/29/2014 07:51 PM

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Astorino Threatens to Skip Gubernatorial Debates

Republican Candidate for Governor Rob Astorino is threatening not to participate in two debates announced over the weekend by the campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino says the terms of the two debates were never negotiated, and the announcement comes just weeks after Cuomo was criticized for refusing to debate his primary opponents. 09/29/2014 08:51 PM

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DOC Ending Solitary Confinement for Teens at Rikers

In an internal memo by Correction Commissioner Ponte, the department plans to end solitary confinement for 16 and 17-year-old inmates at Rikers Island by the end of the year. Updated 09/29/2014 12:08 PM

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