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Let’s Get Civical

  1. equal rites
    By the Way, New York City Gay Couples, You Can Register to Marry TodayBut you may have to pick who is the “bride” and who is the “groom.”
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    Mayor Bloomberg Sports Cameltoe in PublicDuring the Inner Circle dinner, Hizzoner spoofed ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’
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    Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson Defends Bike LanesAn article in this week’s ‘New York’ has his spokes in a twist.
  4. i don’t believe in peter pan frankenstein or superman
    Breaking: City Residents Interacting Poorly With Bike LanesIt’s as if they don’t want to give up part of the road to cyclists!
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    Bloomberg Warming Up to Beach and Park Smoking BanHe may move forward with the idea, originally proposed by his Health Commissioner.
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    Bloomberg Wants His Very Own ‘Ring of Steel’Somebody will soon be watching you.
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    Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler to CitigroupHopefully by the time he gets to the bank, the government will no longer own a quarter of it.
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    Alan Van Capelle Leaving Empire State Pride AgendaThe gay advocate will join the city comptroller’s office.
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    Miguel Martinez Sentenced to Five Years in Prison“If I could change time, I would do things differently.”
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    Crawl of Eminent Domain Across the City Stops in ManhattanvilleColumbia University’s expansion plans in Upper Manhattan have hit a snag after a court ruled against their right to take over new land.
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    Is the NYPD ‘Ring of Steel’ Effective? And Is It Worth the Cost to Privacy?We take a peek at the newest security initiative in New York: a network of cameras in midtown watching your every move.
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    City Health Commissioner: No Smoking in Public Parks or BeachesCamel say wha … ?
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    If You Are Reading Daily Intel on Your BlackBerry While Driving Right Now, Please StopIt’s for your own good!
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    Would Making Crosstown Buses Free Really Make Them Faster?That’s what Mayor Bloomberg thinks.
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    NYC So Safe It Doesn’t Merit Federal Cop FundingWait a minute here.
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    Miguel Martinez Pleads GuiltyThe disgraced city councilman admitted to pocketing $106,000 in funds earmarked for charities.
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    First City Councilman Resigns Over Nonprofit Funding ProbeMiguel Martinez, who is expected to be charged in the coming weeks, stepped down today.
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    Diane Von Furstenberg and Barry Diller Give $10 Million Challenge Gift to High LineThe couple adds a bundle to their already-generous donations to the new park.
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    Deputy Mayor Skyler Doesn’t Just Have a Star Wars NameHe loves the movie franchise, too!
  20. early and often
    Last Night’s Budget Meeting Was So Awful, Someone Went to the Hospital Just to Escape ItWell, not really. She had walking pneumonia. She SAID.
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    Legislative Leaders Agree to Roll Back Rockefeller Drug LawsSheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith, and Governor Paterson have reached an agreement to repeal many of the draconian mandatory minimums on drug sentencing in New York State.
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    Almost Nothing Will Make People Leave New YorkNeither the bad economy nor the threat of higher taxes seem to have an affect on the number of people who move out of the city.
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    Rockefeller Drug Laws Not Dead YetThough the State Assembly voted for reform yesterday, the outlook in the State Senate is less clear.
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    Deputy Mayor Tackles Thief, Rescues Stolen Cell PhoneHe even got snow on his suit!
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    Smith: Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Stimulus ShakedownAl D’Amato might prove to be Ratner’s key ally.
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    Mayor to Hike Sales Tax, Give City Employees the AxOur sales tax will head to 8.75 percent, and 23,000 city workers will head home.
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    Antonia Novello’s Shopping ProblemWas former health commissioner Antonia Novello just into shopping? Or was it a disease she could not control?
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    City May Get $3.4 Billion in Federal AidOr, one-fifth of Mayor Bloomberg’s net worth, if you want to look at it that way.
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    Hey, at Least We Don’t Have to Host the OlympicsSorry, London. Sucks to be you.
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    That’s a Whole Lot of Fanny PacksForty-seven million tourists visited New York this year.
  31. ink-stained wretches
    Rangel Tries to Fight Back Against the ‘Times,’ But Gets a BeatdownThe paper published a letter from Charles Rangel alongside a refutation of every single one of its points.
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    Mario Cuomo Will Not Be Painted With That BrushEvery governor New York has their portrait hanging in Albany, except for Mario Cuomo.
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    Chuck Rangel Gives Donor Sweet Deal Over Sweet RollsThe House Ways and Means Committee chair is in trouble again.
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    Clintons and Kennedys Come Together at Bridge DedicationDespite his tensions with the Kennedy family, Bill Clinton appeared at today’s christening of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge.
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    The Irony of Naming the Triborough Bridge After RFKHe was an early environmentalist who favored mass transit over cars in New York City.
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    Mayor Tries New Tack for Selling Hybrid-Cab BillOne magical word: ‘Obama.’