By ANNIE CORREAL and ANDY NEWMAN
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: flowers survive the cold, warmer weather today, more snow coming, and searches continue in East Harlem.
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
After a spate of rail disasters, a blistering federal inquiry found that the East Coast railroad had developed a “deficient safety culture” in which workers were rushed and cellphone use was commonplace.
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 NIKITA STEWART, MICHAEL WINERIP and N. R. KLEINFIELD
Upstairs residents of the century-old buildings, which had changed little in a neighborhood that has been rapidly modernizing, had close ties to a piano shop and a church.
By MARC SANTORA and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Firefighters and emergency personnel on Thursday dug deeply into the wreckage, looking for survivors and possible evidence of what caused the blast.
By KATE TAYLOR
Melissa Mark-Viverito is New York City’s second most powerful elected official but still barely recognized outside her East Harlem district — until now.
By THOMAS KAPLAN and AL BAKER
Even as he faces escalating attacks for his stance toward charter schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday neared securing state funding to expand prekindergarten in New York City.
By JOSEPH BERGER
Some residents of Bloomingburg object to a townhouse development, which they say will bring a large concentration of Hasidim and will change the atmosphere of their quiet village.
By SUSANNE CRAIG
A report criticizes the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics as lacking independence from the politicians it is supposed to oversee.
By MICHAEL BARBARO
Six critics of Gov. Chris Christie waged a campaign of interruption at an open meeting with the governor in New Jersey on Thursday.
By CHARLES V. BAGLI
The company’s plan was the first of what could be a dozen competing proposals for one of four state gambling licenses in upstate New York.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A spokesman for Jon S. Corzine, New Jersey’s governor from 2006 to 2010, did not reveal details regarding the location and the cause of death for Jeffrey Corzine, 31.
By BENJAMIN WEISER
During testimony Thursday, an F.B.I. agent describes the interrogation of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a close associate of Osama bin Laden, as “a respectful, relaxed conversation.”
By MOSI SECRET
An appellate panel criticized Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. for having his staff members investigate a case concerning legal fees in disability suits outside the courtroom.