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Three steps to a better NYCHA: Encourage upward mobility and free up apartments to people on the waitlist
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Three steps to a better NYCHA: Encourage upward mobility and free up apartments to people on the waitlist

The sheer physical problems of New York City's public housing system - with 174,000 units, by far the nation's largest - are clearly the number one...

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Real estate companies under fire for Facebook discrimination, human rights group alleges
News 4 days ago
Real estate companies under fire for Facebook discrimination, human rights group alleges

Seven real estate companies are now facing age-discrimination complaints over allegations they used advertisements posted on Facebook to filter out...

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Tenants sneak into NYC Housing Authority headquarters and demand repairs to their homes
News 5 days ago
Tenants sneak into NYC Housing Authority headquarters and demand repairs to their homes

Noris Bello says she and her 8-year-old have been waiting three years for New York City Housing Authority repairmen to fix three broken windows in...

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Forensic scientists identify at least 44 bodies in a well in Mexico
News 1 week ago
Forensic scientists identify at least 44 bodies in a well in Mexico

Forensic scientists have identified the remains of at least 44 people buried in a well in the state of Jalisco, just outside the city of...

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Harlem homeowner faces $7 million debt over brownstone she borrowed $100,000 to buy in 1998; forced to sell properties, she may end up on streets
News 2 weeks ago
Harlem homeowner faces $7 million debt over brownstone she borrowed $100,000 to buy in 1998; forced to sell properties, she may end up on streets

An elderly woman who owns four Harlem brownstones may end up homeless because of a massive debt on one of the properties that has ballooned beyond...

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Walmart to stop sales of handgun ammo, ask customers not to openly carry guns in stores
News 2 weeks ago
Walmart to stop sales of handgun ammo, ask customers not to openly carry guns in stores

Walmart is planning to stop selling handgun ammunition and to ask customers not to openly carry guns into its stores in a move that follows a spate...

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Mayor de Blasio scrambles to open hate crime prevention office
News 3 weeks ago
Mayor de Blasio scrambles to open hate crime prevention office

Mayor de Blasio is scrambling to open an office to prevent hate crimes after City Council members called him out for apparently dragging his heels....

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An unwanted Bronx bike lane: Sorry, mayor, Arthur Ave. needs parking for cars
News 3 weeks ago
An unwanted Bronx bike lane: Sorry, mayor, Arthur Ave. needs parking for cars

There's lots to love about the proliferation of bicycles, bike lanes and Citi Bike stations in New York City. Cycling is good for the cyclist, who...

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AG James condemns ‘deeply disturbing’ video on Rockland County GOP FB page attacking proposed multi-family development for Hasidic Jewish community
News 3 weeks ago
AG James condemns ‘deeply disturbing’ video on Rockland County GOP FB page attacking proposed multi-family development for Hasidic Jewish community

New York state's top prosecutor Wednesday night issued a blistering rebuke of a "deeply disturbing" video posted on the Rockland County Republican...

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Forever 21 reportedly eyes bankruptcy as retailer struggles to return profits
News 3 weeks ago
Forever 21 reportedly eyes bankruptcy as retailer struggles to return profits

Facing flagging financial straits, the retailer - whose 1984 launch puts its true age at a hearty 35 - is preparing for a possible bankruptcy...

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US Tennis Association owes city over $300k in rent: new audit
News 1 month ago
US Tennis Association owes city over $300k in rent: new audit

The US Tennis Association owes the city more than $300,000 in rent on the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, according to a new audit from...

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City loosens application requirements for affordable housing lottery
News 1 month ago
City loosens application requirements for affordable housing lottery

The city will no longer assume married or committed couples share a bedroom under a new affordable housing application process that also allows...

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Tesla solar panels caused fires on Walmart store roofs: lawsuit
News 1 month ago
Tesla solar panels caused fires on Walmart store roofs: lawsuit

Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla Tuesday alleging that the company's solar panels caused fires on the roofs of multiple Walmart stores....

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Trump says he’s ‘done very well’ with LGBTQ community; critics point out over 120 attacks on LGBTQ rights
News 1 month ago
Trump says he’s ‘done very well’ with LGBTQ community; critics point out over 120 attacks on LGBTQ rights

These are just some of the questions that critics of President Trump are probably asking themselves today, in disbelief, after the president's...

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City pumps brakes on controversial parking program
News 1 month ago
City pumps brakes on controversial parking program

A controversial new parking program has been kicked to the curb in a Brooklyn neighborhood where outraged residents complained about lost spaces...

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Iraq vet, NYU student says university wants to unfairly bounce him from his dead father’s apartment
News 1 month ago
Iraq vet, NYU student says university wants to unfairly bounce him from his dead father’s apartment

The 40-year-old grew up in a university-owned apartment overlooking Washington Square Park while his father worked in the NYU library, and when he...

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Barneys New York, the iconic fashion retailer of nearly a century, files for bankruptcy protection
News 1 month ago
Barneys New York, the iconic fashion retailer of nearly a century, files for bankruptcy protection

Iconic New York clothier Barneys New York, a Manhattan retail fixture for nearly a century, is seeking bankruptcy protection while shuttering 15 of...

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Activists press their ‘David and Goliath’ lawsuit against high-rise development near Brooklyn Botanic Garden
News 1 month ago
Activists press their ‘David and Goliath’ lawsuit against high-rise development near Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A "David and Goliath" lawsuit filed by Crown Heights activists was stalled Friday in its push to stop a high rise near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden,...

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Controversial LES housing project must face city land use review process, judge rules
News 1 month ago
Controversial LES housing project must face city land use review process, judge rules

Plans for a massive luxury-housing project on the Lower East Side were smacked down by a judge who ruled the proposal must face the city's...

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After Amazon left, silence: A public housing resident says politicians and others who claimed to care about jobs have done nothing since
News 1 month ago
After Amazon left, silence: A public housing resident says politicians and others who claimed to care about jobs have done nothing since

About six months ago, one of the biggest companies in the world was set to move in across the street from the public housing development where I...

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NYCHA risks mold, losing $24.6M in roofing repairs because of shoddy maintenance and inspections: audit
News 1 month ago
NYCHA risks mold, losing $24.6M in roofing repairs because of shoddy maintenance and inspections: audit

New York City's public housing's chronic problems with mold, leaky roofs and mildew can be trace back in part to poor roof inspection and...

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Toys ‘R’ Us launches tiny comeback, plans to re-open two stores in fall
News 2 months ago
Toys ‘R’ Us launches tiny comeback, plans to re-open two stores in fall

The beloved toy chain, which shuttered more than 700 locations in the U. S. last year, will bring back two just in time for the holidays. The...

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New York landlord groups file lawsuit to reverse rent control reforms
News 2 months ago
New York landlord groups file lawsuit to reverse rent control reforms

Landlords struck back Monday at new rent regulations with a federal lawsuit that says the rent stabilization law deprives property owners of their...

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Starbucks will soon stop selling newspapers and some food items to reorganize stores
News 2 months ago
Starbucks will soon stop selling newspapers and some food items to reorganize stores

Other items getting the boot include bags of whole coffee beans and grab-and-go snacks. All 8,600 company-owned Starbucks stores in the United...

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Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ plush toy due to potential choking hazard
News 2 months ago
Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ plush toy due to potential choking hazard

Disney has recently recalled 80,000 Forky plush toys as its design could pose a potential choking hazard for young children who may pick off the...

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The rent-regulation reform debacle: A landlord says he will now let his buildings deteriorate
News 2 months ago
The rent-regulation reform debacle: A landlord says he will now let his buildings deteriorate

New York City rent-stabilized apartment building owners would endure being the most regulated business south of the banking industry. And the...

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Union raises concerns over NYC asbestos removal, politically connected developer
News 2 months ago
Union raises concerns over NYC asbestos removal, politically connected developer

Unionized asbestos workers want to know why a developer hired non-union workers at a city-owned affordable housing project and why the city agency...

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Do-or-diet robber steals two crates of weight-loss shakes from Bronx GNC store
News 2 months ago
Do-or-diet robber steals two crates of weight-loss shakes from Bronx GNC store

A knife-wielding robber who surveillance pictures show could lose a few pounds heisted two cases of weight-loss shakes from a Bronx GNC store,...

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Justin Theroux prevails in boundary beef with Greenwich Village neighbor
News 2 months ago
Justin Theroux prevails in boundary beef with Greenwich Village neighbor

"Leftovers" actor Justin Theroux scored a big victory Tuesday in a bizarre boundary dispute with his downstairs neighbor in a Greenwich Village co...

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Pecking order: New Jersey housing developers suing after discovery of bald eagle nest halted project
News 3 months ago
Pecking order: New Jersey housing developers suing after discovery of bald eagle nest halted project

Construction ground to a halt after a bald eagle's nest was discovered near the proposed housing site in Monroe Twp., N. J., and now, the project's...

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