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Our Hollywood-fed image of New York as a city of crime and danger is becoming more and more distant from the truth. Years of effort by city’s police d(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not march in the parade due to the event’s prohibition on public displays of gay pride, making him the first New York mayor in two decades not to participate. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/New York Times

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan next month over the exclusion of gay and lesbian grou(...)