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Lyft Launch Uncertain as State Files Restraining Order

Car-hailing app Lyft was expected to launch at 7 p.m. with two weeks of free rides in Brooklyn and Queens, but may be on hold as the state today filed a restraining order on grounds the ride share effort violates insurance law. Updated 07/11/2014 02:30 PM

After closing its Coney Island location in 2010, the retro roller-rink Dreamland and its creator Lola Star will host skaters again, this time in Prospect Park.

Updated 07/11/2014 12:37 PM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

City's Health Commissioner Shares Plans to Respond to Increases in Heroin Overdose Deaths

After years of decline, the number of heroin overdose deaths in the city is on the rise, and now, there are initiatives being created to help turn it around once again. NY1 health reporter Erin Billups recently sat down with Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett to see what the city is doing to respond to those who are already addicted and prevent others from going down the same road.

07/11/2014 08:43 PM

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NY1 Online: Reporters Weigh In on de Blasio's Vacation

The four members of Inside City Hall's Reporters Roundtable - Brigid Bergin of WNYC Radio; Chris Smith from New York Magazine; Erica Orden of the Wall Street Journal; and Blake Zeff, political editor at Salon - offered their take on Mayor Bill de Blasio's long vacation to Italy and what role the governor should play in a looming strike by Long Island Rail Road workers.

07/11/2014 10:42 PM

 

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BROOKLYN

NYCHA Security Cameras Having Mixed Results

As Mayor Bill de Blasio looks to increase security at public housing developments where crime is on the rise, one of the chief weapons in his arsenal is security cameras, but do they work? NY1's Courtney Gross looked at housing projects which have already received cameras and found that their record is mixed when it comes to making things safer. 07/10/2014 08:30 PM

BROOKLYN

MTA Expands Pilot to Remove Trash Cans From J, M, Z Line Platforms

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fight against trash and rodents has expanded again by giving riders on three lines fewer options on where to unload what's not wanted. Many riders aren't sold on platforms without trash cans, however. Updated 07/09/2014 08:02 PM

BROOKLYN

'Lyft' Ride Share Launching Without TLC Approval

Despite TLC regulations, San Francisco based Lyft says it will be launching its signature pink-mustachioed cars in Brooklyn and Queens starting Friday allowing them to pick up riders who use the app to signal them. Updated 07/09/2014 01:26 PM

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