By N. R. KLEINFIELD and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Officers at the scene of the explosion in East Harlem saw a 15-year-old’s face and hand poking out of the debris. Moments after saving the boy, the rescuers were forced to retreat as the fire intensified.
By MARC SANTORA and PATRICK McGEEHAN
Workers found pockets of up to 20 percent methane underground at the site of the explosion in East Harlem, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would help find prolonged shelter for the dozens of families displaced by the blast.
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
The de Blasio administration is seeking a deal with the union that would let New York City stretch out potentially huge retroactive pay raises.
By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ and THOMAS KAPLAN
Albany may give Mayor Bill de Blasio financing for universal prekindergarten, but the anticipated failure of his preferred revenue mechanism illustrates the limits of mayoral power.
By NIKITA STEWART
In a Katie Couric interview, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg differed with Bill de Blasio on issues like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and charter schools.
By KATE TAYLOR
New York City’s longest-serving sanitation commissioner, John J. Doherty, is retiring at the end of March.
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
After a tragic safety record, railroad officials will evaluate the role an increase in passengers and trains played in 2013.
By COREY KILGANNON
Kevin McCrary has been formally evicted from his Manhattan apartment, but received an extension to remove his stuff and take a $12,000 payout.
By ASHLEY SOUTHALL
Devyani Khobragade faced the new charges of visa fraud, two days after a judge accepted her claim of diplomatic immunity and dismissed earlier charges.
By LISA W. FODERARO
The de Blasio administration has not yet hired a chief for the department, leaving some to wonder what the effect will be on longer-term policy issues.
By THOMAS KAPLAN
New York lawmakers have reservations about the governor’s plan to give rebates to homeowners whose property taxes increase.
By BENJAMIN WEISER
A federal judge said on Friday that there was sufficient evidence that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith conspired to kill Americans to allow the case to go to a jury.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A retired New York high school librarian and a New Jersey auto mechanic were convicted of plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and girls.