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Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson (D)

by Veronica Volk
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

Edwin Martinez1, flickr

This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo.  Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether.  Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point. 

A Timeline: Sandy Aftermath

by Claudia Morell, Jeff Coltin, Kris Venezia, Chris Williams, Ann Pierret, George Bodarky, Connor Ryan, Alen Kanlic, Associated Press

CasualCapture, flickr

To report fallen trees or other damage: call 311 or text 311-692 Crews are may not be able to respond right away.

Get the latest on mass transit info here.

Friday 11/2

6:18 PM: Metro-North opens another section, by tomorrow morning, trains will run from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central. 

NYC Tipped Restaurant Workers Call for Increased Sub-Minimum Wage

by Kelsey Schappell

Kelsey Schappell, WFUV

Jose Sanchez works as a delivery man at a Domino's in Upper Manhattan. Today, he was one of about 50 restaurant workers protesting outside of the pizza chain. 

He said he can't survive on tips alone. 

"Many of us have to work two to three jobs just to get by, sacrificing everything, including time with our family,” Sanchez said through a translator.

NY's Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Intact

by Associated Press, Michael Virtanen
Planned Parenthood Protestors

ProgressOhio, Wikimedia

New York's attorney general told police Thursday that legal buffer zones around abortion clinics are intact in 22 of the state's counties despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside clinics in Massachusetts

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