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ALBANY— The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a la … Full Article

Third Ave. Merchants meet to plan summer stroll events

Bay Ridge
Vaulting over spring, the Merchants of Third Avenue business group is looking ahead to summer. … Full Article

Levin says budget language change helps homeless

Greenpoint
It was a simple act, but a move by Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove wording from the state budget before the budget was enacted last week will have a positive effect on the city’s effort to help homeless families, according to Councilman Stephen Levin. … Full Article

New York tax firm mishandled hundreds of thousands of returns, per state audit

ALBANY— A New York state contractor hired to handle paper tax returns cost the state millions in overtime and made mistakes in nearly one quarter of the returns it processed last year, according to a state audit released Wednesday. … Full Article

Sunset Park Passport lets visitors enjoy neighborhood's charm

Sunset Park
Sunset Park isn’t a foreign country, but you’ll enjoy it much more if you have a passport. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union VP says NYC’s economy is looking up

Bay Ridge
The city’s economy is getting a lot better and its growth will strengthen this year, a financial expert is predicting. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints ex-banker to administration

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is appointing a Wall Street ally to an important economic post in his administration. De Blasio is a Democrat with a populist agenda. He did not gain much support from the city's bankers during his mayoral bid. … Full Article

Community board urges New York liquor board to reject license for Bay Ridge cabaret

Bay Ridge
Is this a case of the sins of the father being visited upon the son? … Full Article

Golden wants credit cards equipped with smart chips

Bay Ridge
In the wake of the security breach at Target, in which hackers got their hands on credit card information belonging to millions of the chain store’s customers, lawmakers across the country are working on legislation to try to cut down on credit card fraud. … Full Article

Velazquez says her legislation will help would-be entrepreneurs

Sunset Park
Two pieces of legislation that U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez said are designed to help entrepreneurs and women in business were recently approved by the House Committee on Small Business. … Full Article

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