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State program for toddlers with disabilities falls short in NYC’s poorest neighborhoods: report
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State program for toddlers with disabilities falls short in NYC’s poorest neighborhoods: report

When Samaris's one-year-old son was diagnosed with developmental delays last year, she was relieved to learn she had a lifeline. Her son could get...

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Gov. Cuomo signs off on stronger tenant protection against landlord harassment
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Gov. Cuomo signs off on stronger tenant protection against landlord harassment

The new law prohibits landlords from creating unsafe or uninhabitable conditions in order to run tenants out of their apartments. The previous...

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Get out and shop! A holiday guide to buying local in NYC
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Get out and shop! A holiday guide to buying local in NYC

Sure, one-click internet shopping is easy, but why not kick your holiday shopping up a notch by stopping at some "only in New York" neighborhood...

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A.C. Moore says it’s closing all its stores
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A.C. Moore says it’s closing all its stores

A. C. Moore is closing all of its more than 145 locations, the New Jersey-based crafts chain announced Monday, becoming the latest casualty in a...

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NYC pols call for offices dedicated to cyclists, pedestrians
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NYC pols call for offices dedicated to cyclists, pedestrians

Mayor de Blasio would establish an Office of Pedestrians and an Office of Active Transportation under legislation that Council members Carlina...

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Pols, small-biz owners rally for law limiting rent hikes on NYC’s beleaguered mom-and-pop shops
News 3 weeks ago
Pols, small-biz owners rally for law limiting rent hikes on NYC’s beleaguered mom-and-pop shops

Denouncing the widespread closure of storefronts as "gentrification on steroids," pols and small business owners rallied Thursday for a law to...

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7,000 NYCHA residents go without heat or hot water as temps dip
News 4 weeks ago
7,000 NYCHA residents go without heat or hot water as temps dip

More than 7,000 New York City Housing Authority residents went without heat or hot water Friday in six developments in the Bronx, Manhattan and...

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Luxury Brooklyn developer must pay $3M in settlement after violating conditions of property tax break
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Luxury Brooklyn developer must pay $3M in settlement after violating conditions of property tax break

Developers and landlords of a luxury Brooklyn apartment building must cough up nearly $3 million in back pay and damages for getting a property tax...

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To Airbnb is human: Does the short-term rental and home-sharing platform control its listings or not?
News 1 month ago
To Airbnb is human: Does the short-term rental and home-sharing platform control its listings or not?

Fact: Tuesday, just over the river in Jersey City, voters overwhelmingly decided to restrict home-sharing by companies like Airbnb, barring short...

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Congestion pricing has NYC pols scrambling to change parking rules in northern Manhattan
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Congestion pricing has NYC pols scrambling to change parking rules in northern Manhattan

Congestion pricing could take many New York motorists back to the era before 1950, when parking rules were so strict it was illegal to leave cars...

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White Starbucks manager claims her firing was racially motivated after arrests of 2 black men at one of her stores
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White Starbucks manager claims her firing was racially motivated after arrests of 2 black men at one of her stores

A white ex-regional director for Starbucks has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming she was illegally fired after the wrongful arrests of...

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New York to become first city in U.S. with office dedicated to animal welfare
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New York to become first city in U.S. with office dedicated to animal welfare

The measure, sponsored by Councilman Justin Brannan, already has the support of Mayor de Blasio. "They say the greatness of a society and its moral...

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South Bronx residents kick around support for on-again-off-again plan to build soccer stadium in borough
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South Bronx residents kick around support for on-again-off-again plan to build soccer stadium in borough

Goal! A majority of South Bronx residents are keen on the oft-floated idea of building a soccer stadium in the borough, according to the results of...

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Bed, Bath & Beyond shelves black jack-o-lanterns
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Bed, Bath & Beyond shelves black jack-o-lanterns

Bed, Bath, & Beyond removed their personalized black jack-o'-lanterns from shelves after their presence in a Nyack, New York, law office's holiday...

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End the Council’s land-use veto: The path to a more affordable, fairer New York
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End the Council’s land-use veto: The path to a more affordable, fairer New York

The oldest non-profit developer of affordable housing in New York City, Phipps Houses, wants approval to turn a parking lot in Sunnyside, Queens,...

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City launches renters’ rights awareness campaign months after Albany passes reforms
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City launches renters’ rights awareness campaign months after Albany passes reforms

The city launched a new campaign to educate renters of their rights Monday - five months after Albany lawmakers enacted some of the strongest...

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Nutjob neighbor who killed beloved Harlem super feuded for years over noise from quiet apartment
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Nutjob neighbor who killed beloved Harlem super feuded for years over noise from quiet apartment

Just the littlest bit of noise from an upstairs neighbor - the building's super - brought the cops to his apartment building on W. 131st. St. off...

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Queens landlord cleaning out apartment finds decomposing human body in rubbish previous tenant left behind
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Queens landlord cleaning out apartment finds decomposing human body in rubbish previous tenant left behind

It wasn't immediately clear if the badly decomposed corpse was that of a man or a woman, how long the body was there or if a crime was committed,...

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How the deck is stacked against NYC’s public housing tenants
News 2 months ago
How the deck is stacked against NYC’s public housing tenants

A recent report sheds critical light on the problems faced by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants in housing court eviction proceedings...

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Shareholders in Harlem co-op could lose homes over debt they say they don’t owe
News 2 months ago
Shareholders in Harlem co-op could lose homes over debt they say they don’t owe

At stake are 51 apartments, the future of about 150 tenants and about $2 million owed for construction costs - work that residents say was never...

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Are you drinking lead? Pipes bringing water to our homes present a serious risk
News 2 months ago
Are you drinking lead? Pipes bringing water to our homes present a serious risk

Would you drink a glass of water with a straw made of lead? It's possible that you already do. Every day, tens of thousands of water pipes made of...

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Bed Bath & Beyond to close more stores than originally planned
News 2 months ago
Bed Bath & Beyond to close more stores than originally planned

The troubled housewares retailer's interim CEO Mary Winston said on the earnings call that the closures will help the remaining open stores because...

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Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
News 2 months ago
Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

After months of attempting to work out its financial difficulties, fast fashion retailer Forever 21 on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

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The suburbs need natural gas: Long Island’s county executives want a pipeline so they can grow responsibly
News 2 months ago
The suburbs need natural gas: Long Island’s county executives want a pipeline so they can grow responsibly

The suburbs are thriving, but times are changing, and the long-accepted dream of a house with a lawn, driveway and easy commute to the city is...

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Chinese influencer humiliated by landlord who posted video of the fashionista’s filthy apartment
News 2 months ago
Chinese influencer humiliated by landlord who posted video of the fashionista’s filthy apartment

Chinese influencer Lisa Li was shamed by her landlord who posted video of the jet-setter's filthy central China apartment online after trying to...

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New York homes of more than 11,000 kids with high lead levels went uninspected by city
News 2 months ago
New York homes of more than 11,000 kids with high lead levels went uninspected by city

The city failed to perform lead inspections on thousands of buildings housing more than 11,000 children exposed to the dangerous toxin despite...

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Empty gestures: Face facts about why New York City storefronts are vacant
News 2 months ago
Empty gestures: Face facts about why New York City storefronts are vacant

Ask a proper progressive New Yorker about all those empty storefronts on their favorite commercial strip, and they just may subject you to a screed...

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Three steps to a better NYCHA: Encourage upward mobility and free up apartments to people on the waitlist
News 2 months ago
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 2 months 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 2 months 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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