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During the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, crime rates began to plummet. They are now at the lowest level in a half-century. ) Times Square, once a byword of prostitution, gambling, and purse-snatching, began an astonishing revitalization campaign that has not only reshaped the entire area but also attracted a new generation of theatrical producers and media conglomerates. Pollution levels have been substantially lowered, thanks in part to the city’s growing fleet of natural-gas and diesel-hybrid buses and to the fact that so many New Yorkers use public transportation.

NEW YORK’S VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE October 31. Yet another over-the-top and inimitable dress function, this annual party-on-legs (and some wheels) circles Greenwich Village; check local papers for the exact route. Walk-ups welcome; gather at Sixth Avenue between Canal and Spring streets at dusk. com. HULAWEEN October 31. Bette Midler and various of her superstar friends (Elton John, Sting, and so on) dress up, get down, and raise CALENDAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS money at The Waldorf-Astoria for the New York Restoration Project (which restores parks, community gardens, and other open spaces).

Ellis Island, which reopened as the Immigration Museum in 1990, is one of the most visited sites in New York, even as another great wave of immigration is bringing greater ethnic variety to the city. Crime, the city’s long-standing shadow empire, is succumbing to the police department’s continual investigations into corruption both external and internal. During the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, crime rates began to plummet. They are now at the lowest level in a half-century.

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