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HARLEM WEEK 2019: Mapping gay history in Harlem and beyond
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HARLEM WEEK 2019: Mapping gay history in Harlem and beyond

Before millions recently celebrated and reflected on the Stonewall Inn uprising and its motivation for the battle for gay rights, the NYC LGBT...

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Cuomo and DiNapoli reach agreement restoring oversight powers to controller’s office
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Cuomo and DiNapoli reach agreement restoring oversight powers to controller’s office

ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo and Controller Thomas DiNapoli reached an agreement Friday restoring oversight of state contracts to the controller's office....

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De Blasio got mortgage from bank founded by brother of landlords in controversial $173M deal with the city
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De Blasio got mortgage from bank founded by brother of landlords in controversial $173M deal with the city

Mayor de Blasio got mortgages on his Park Slope homes from a bank founded by the brother of men who received $173 million from the city in a...

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Brooklyn Dem Party lawyer Frank Carone also worked for de Blasio’s mortgage lender
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Brooklyn Dem Party lawyer Frank Carone also worked for de Blasio’s mortgage lender

Frank Carone - the chief lawyer for the Brooklyn Democratic Party and legal adviser to landlords Jay and Stuart Podolsky - once worked for the...

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Gentrification facts: Newcomers in old neighborhoods aren’t always bad news
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Gentrification facts: Newcomers in old neighborhoods aren’t always bad news

A new study by NYU researchers used Medicaid data to track kids living in gentrifying Gotham neighborhoods from 2009 through 2015. Turned out, most...

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U.S. adds 164,000 jobs in July, unemployment at 3.7 percent
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U.S. adds 164,000 jobs in July, unemployment at 3.7 percent

U. S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long...

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Billionaires’ Row residents to spend thousands on at least 50 billboards targeting de Blasio’s presidential campaign
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Billionaires’ Row residents to spend thousands on at least 50 billboards targeting de Blasio’s presidential campaign

Billionaires' Row residents fighting a proposed homeless shelter on their block will spend thousands to put up dozens of billboards across the...

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Latest World Trade Center development plans leaves long-time neighborhood residents uncertain about their Lower Manhattan future
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Latest World Trade Center development plans leaves long-time neighborhood residents uncertain about their Lower Manhattan future

Kathleen Moore watched the 9/11 terrorist attack from her 10th floor window just south of the World Trade Center, and escaped the ensuing toxic...

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Citi Bike neglects poor NYC neighborhoods and communities of color: report
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Citi Bike neglects poor NYC neighborhoods and communities of color: report

A report published Wednesday revealed that the bike-sharing network neglects many of New York's low-income neighborhoods and communities of color...

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Manhattan boro prez chides city over shutdown of 3 affordable housing buildings
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Manhattan boro prez chides city over shutdown of 3 affordable housing buildings

The city cleared out three Chelsea SROs last week amid 140 open buildings violations - a move that put residents on the street and had the...

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De Blasio says real estate development on Rikers Island ‘not on the table’ after closure in 2026
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De Blasio says real estate development on Rikers Island ‘not on the table’ after closure in 2026

Mayor de Blasio said real estate development is unlikely on Rikers Island - but that closing the troubled jail complex could spur residential...

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Ohio doctor canoes to work after roads flood
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Ohio doctor canoes to work after roads flood

An Ohio doctor used a canoe to get around when roads were flooded. (sepideh/Getty Images/iStockphoto) Flooded roads didn't stop this doctor from...

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Cutting it close! Brooklyn barber packing in the pole after six decades
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Cutting it close! Brooklyn barber packing in the pole after six decades

Barber Jack Skolnick is pictured in his barbershop on Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News) It...

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Risky rent business: New sweeping regulations could, over time, deplete the affordable housing stock they were designed to save
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Risky rent business: New sweeping regulations could, over time, deplete the affordable housing stock they were designed to save

Good: Sweeping reforms set to become law will give thousands of stretched New York families who struggle to pay the rent the chance to breathe a...

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This rent regulation breakthrough is a big deal: Cynthia Nixon praises the reform win
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This rent regulation breakthrough is a big deal: Cynthia Nixon praises the reform win

Last year in New York City, over 60,000 people were homeless on any given night; the total population that experienced homelessness was more than...

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The Bill comes due: One year later, seniors have had it with de Blasio for breaking a promise on housing; we echo their anger
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The Bill comes due: One year later, seniors have had it with de Blasio for breaking a promise on housing; we echo their anger

Angry seniors today raise hell against a mayor who a year ago made them a promise to build $500 million in new affordable senior housing, then...

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A real housing victory is in reach: Fix NYCHA by closing luxury tax breaks
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A real housing victory is in reach: Fix NYCHA by closing luxury tax breaks

After decades of rent laws which allowed for rapidly escalating rents and deregulation of 150,000 apartments favoring landlord profits, one million...

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Readers sound off on rent reform, cellphones on buses and recreational marijuana
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Readers sound off on rent reform, cellphones on buses and recreational marijuana

Brooklyn: Claiming that the city's overall economy will be hurt by the passage of much-needed rent law reform to eliminate Major Capital...

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Cuomo taunts Senate Democrats as tensions rise over end-of-session agenda that still includes rent regulations and marijuana legalization
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Cuomo taunts Senate Democrats as tensions rise over end-of-session agenda that still includes rent regulations and marijuana legalization

ALBANY - A combative Gov. Cuomo fired shots at his fellow Democrats in the state Senate again, daring them to prove their progressive mettle and...

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N.Y. Senate pledges support for tenant-backed slate of bills two weeks ahead of rent regulation deadline
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N.Y. Senate pledges support for tenant-backed slate of bills two weeks ahead of rent regulation deadline

ALBANY - Senate Democrats say they have the votes to pass sweeping pro-tenant bills that will strengthen and expand rent regulations across the...

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NYC hate crimes prevention office opening this summer
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NYC hate crimes prevention office opening this summer

The office will coordinate the city's response to hate crimes across several agencies, including the NYPD, the Commission on Human Rights and the...

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Mayor de Blasio has most debt of any NYC elected official
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Mayor de Blasio has most debt of any NYC elected official

Last year, City Hall's resident presidential hopeful owed banks and other creditors between $1.35 million and $1.75 million, and maybe more,...

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Readers sound off on rent regulation, baseball and road repairs
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Readers sound off on rent regulation, baseball and road repairs

Manhattan: I would agree these rent regulation proposals are almost entirely off the mark and will not create what all New Yorkers want: more...

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Why we want the BQX: Public housing residents say de Blasio’s streetcar will connect them to opportunities
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Why we want the BQX: Public housing residents say de Blasio’s streetcar will connect them to opportunities

As resident association leaders at NYCHA developments along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront, we find it problematic when leaders and advocates who...

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Preservation group wants developer and de Blasio lobbyist out of its East Village backyard
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Preservation group wants developer and de Blasio lobbyist out of its East Village backyard

A lower Manhattan preservation group is crying foul over a top lobbyist's efforts to bring a new real estate development to the East Village, a...

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Reason on rent regulation: Reject Albany’s plans to take a wrecking ball to a half-dozen provisions, and embrace sane, targeted changes instead
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Reason on rent regulation: Reject Albany’s plans to take a wrecking ball to a half-dozen provisions, and embrace sane, targeted changes instead

Because it's New York, legislators in Albany are scrambling behind closed doors to determine how to reform New York City rent laws that expire on...

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ALLAN WERNICK: Some residents age 50 or more who don’t speak English can become U.S. citizens through exemptions
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ALLAN WERNICK: Some residents age 50 or more who don’t speak English can become U.S. citizens through exemptions

A. Your wife can naturalize once she meets the qualifications that exempt older, long-term residents from reading, writing or speaking English. The...

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Getting out of the gas fix we’re in: We need more energy but we can’t just keep burning fossil fuels
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Getting out of the gas fix we’re in: We need more energy but we can’t just keep burning fossil fuels

Con Edison's moratorium on serving most new gas customers in Westchester took effect on March 15; Con Ed recently advised New York's Public Service...

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NY labor leaders putting pressure on state lawmakers in fight of rent reform
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NY labor leaders putting pressure on state lawmakers in fight of rent reform

A dozen of the state's most powerful union bosses sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders Monday, encouraging them to enact sweeping...

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Trump administration admits 55,000 kids could be displaced under plan to evict undocumented immigrants
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Trump administration admits 55,000 kids could be displaced under plan to evict undocumented immigrants

Thousands of children with legal immigration status could end up homeless under a controversial Trump administration plan to purge undocumented...

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