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To meet the growing need to shelter the homeless, the Bloomberg Administration has been using its power of emergency authority to create shelters as quickly as possible, bypassing the typical community approval process. Unlike in other cities, New York is required by law to provide shelter to every person who seeks it. Ten new homeless shelters in recent months, in places that include the Upper West Side. Every night, 46,000 people seek shelter, the highest number ever recorded. New York City makes up 14 percent of the nation's homeless, with Los Angeles a distant second at 3 percent.

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MTA's four fare-hike options all hit riders hard (Daily News)

State task force members meet to review transportation projects (Albany Times Union)

State tax climate ranked second worst by Cato (Associated Press)

Teachers union charter ranks last among charters (NY Post)

Christine Quinn commits to no rise in property taxes if elected mayor (NY Post)

Teen stopped-and-frisked: 'For being a fucking mutt' (The Nation)

Bronx activists warn Queens to be wary of soccer stadium deal (Daily News)

Court asks if a gang member is a terrorist (NY Times)

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Headlines: Rise in poverty; New Brooklyn Democrat chair

Over a fifth of New Yorkers live in poverty, according to new Census numbers. The city's poverty rate jumped from 20.1 percent in 2010 to 20.9 percent in 2011, which equals 74,000 people. That's the third year in a row the rate increased. The national average is 15.9 percent. The numbers are at odds with job recovery reports. Unemployment has also risen, despite job growth. The poverty rate is at its highest in over 10 years, and the income gap between the rich and poor continues to grow. Meanwhile, a new report finds that low-income smokers statewide spend 25 percentof their income on cigarettes.

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Longtime Lopez colleague chosen to lead Brooklyn Democrats

Poor smokers spend 25 percent of income on cigarettes

Verizon, unions reach tentative contract

NYPD response to crime calls slows to 9 minutes

NYPD to videotape all post-arrest questioning to avoid ‘false’ confessions

NY overbilled feds $15 billion for Medicaid over 20 years

Espada bond should be revoked, prosecutors say

Cuomo wants GOP senators Saland, McDonald to win

Occupy organizers: NYPD targeted and arrested leaders before anniversary

Bloomberg’s fortune jumped to estimated $25 billion

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