In the Fordham area of the Bronx, contractors and New York City sanitation officials scramble to clear the city streets of fallen debris, mainly trees.
The Central Park Conservancy has an additional $100 million to spend on maintaining Manhattan's largest green space.
Some lawmakers and advocacy groups in New York City want to level the playing field in the job market.
Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.
The Hudson River Park Trust has proposed banning smoking in its five-mile-long riverfront park on Manhattan's west side, prompting a letter from a smoking rights group lawyer that says the trust lacks legal authority.
New York City plans to open at least five new homeless shelters by the end of the year.
Some New York City lawmakers say they aren't pleased with the lack of diverse professors in universities across the city.