Mayor Michael Bloom-berg released his revised budget proposal for the city Thursday, and although it didn't have cuts to major services, critics said he made unnecessary reductions to balance it.
An increase in working New Yorkers helped to pay for the $69.8 billion budget thanks to tax revenues, according to the mayor, but there are many costs that he said are rising faster than inflation.
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A child playing with a cigarette lighter was the cause of a three-alarm blaze in the Bronx over the weekend, the fire department said.
The fire at an E. 149th Street building on Saturday left 48 people injured, including five with critical injuries, according to the FDNY.
The fire began at the child's fifth floor apartment around 7:30 a.m. and spread through the building.
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The federal government gave the FDNY a financial boost Wednesday to help cover its huge costs during Superstorm Sandy.
The $2.5 million in FEMA funding will reimburse the fire department for all the money ity spent on equipment used to clean debris and overtime.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the Oct. 29 storm tested the department's abilities and resources... » more
Two young men plunged through the ice on a Central Park pond Tuesday, setting off a dicey rescue mission that caused a firefighter and police officer to also fall into frigid waters while trying to rescue the men, officials said.
Shortly after 2 p.m. the unidentified duo, ages 19 and 20 and both from the Bronx, were in the center of the pond near Sixth Avenue and 59th Street when the ice broke.
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