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    The Mayor Does the Town, His Way

    In his two years in office, Bill de Blasio has been a somewhat reluctant bon vivant. But does a city where tourism is booming need a cheerleader in chief?


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    Maleni Chaitoo, center, at a happy hour event that was held for deaf and hard of hearing at Pop Pub in East Village.
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    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Fight to Be Heard

    New Yorkers are turning to the courtroom to enforce their rights, including access to sign-language interpreters.


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    Glen Grays, a 27-year-old mail carrier, and his mother, Sonya Sapp, at a news conference in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
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    A Mailman Handcuffed in Brooklyn, Caught on Video

    After Glen Grays, a 27-year-old African-American mail carrier, shouted at four plainclothes police officers, he was handcuffed, frisked and taken to their unmarked car.