New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media outside the White House after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss the administration's proposals to reduce gun violence. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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New York City rules will soon permit yellow cab drivers to accept rides through smartphone apps. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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All locked up: School buses sat idle this morning in the Jamaica section of New York City. Justin Lane /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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An injured person is moved to an ambulance following a ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. At least 50 people were injured, according to news reports. The ferry ran into a pier, causing a large gash on its front side. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. That man was later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman. Jennifer Foster/NYPD via Facebook hide caption

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At least for one day and night, the city that never sleeps was peaceful. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A condemned house in the Ocean Breeze area of New York City's Staten Island. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge from superstorm Sandy. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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A lift to safety: New York City Police officers used "Helicopter 23" — named for the 23 officers killed on Sept. 11, 2001 — to rescue six people from rooftops on Staten Island. InsideNYPD hide caption

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Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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