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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (center) marches with other young climate activists last week outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change

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New York City Council speaker Corey Johnson, shown here at a New York hearing in January, said last week that he had struggled with the proposal to repeal the ban, but "ultimately, I think this is the responsible, strategic and right thing to do." Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Debates Repealing Conversion Therapy Ban

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Erika Starke, left, is comforted by her son, Michael Haub, as they attend a second funeral service for New York Fire Department firefighter Michael Haub, in Franklin Square, N.Y. The New York City medical examiner identified more of his remains recovered at ground zero. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Firefighter Laid To Rest 18 Years After Sept. 11 Attacks

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Eight people have been killed in New York while riding their bikes since June, bringing the total number of deaths so far this year to 19. Above a memorial to one of the cyclists killed, Robyn Hightman. Aubri Juhasz/NPR hide caption

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In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures

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From left, U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and soccer players Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team's world championship in New York, during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes Wednesday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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An ice cream truck makes its way through the streets of Brooklyn, New York, in June 2007. On Wednesday, city officials announced they have begun to seize vehicles involved in an alleged scam to avoid nearly $4.5 million in traffic fines. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Traffic moves along 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 25, 2018. After decades of efforts by transportation advocates, the state of New York has approved a plan to add congestion pricing to the city, charging drivers who enter a designated zone of Manhattan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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City Dwellers Don't Like The Idea Of Congestion Pricing — But They Get Over It

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Pedestrians walk in Brooklyn on an unseasonably warm afternoon in February 2017, when temperatures reached near 60 degrees. To take action against climate change, New York City is requiring large buildings to retrofit their structures to improve energy efficiency. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Climate Change, New York City Will Push Skyscrapers To Slash Emissions

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A Brooklyn judge on Thursday upheld a mandatory measles vaccinations order. On the same day, the United Talmudical Academy, pictured here, reopened after being closed for failing to comply with a Health Department order that required it to provide medical and attendance records amid a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, N.Y., earlier this month. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 285 cases of the measles have been reported in New York since October. Nearly all are associated with people who live in the Williamsburg or Borough Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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After gaining approval from state lawmakers, New York will become the first U.S. city to levy fees on motorists who drive on some of its most congested streets. Here, traffic fills 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan in January 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Freelancers Hub in Brooklyn offers classes, shared office space, tax and legal advice for free. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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This New Program Aims To Train The Growing Freelance Workforce

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