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‘We Are All Linked Together’: Hundreds Mourn Twin Parks Fire Victims

Emotions ran raw outside the Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx on Sunday as hundreds of mourners gathered in heated tents to pray and publicly pay their respects to 15 victims of last week’s fire at Twin Parks Tower Northwest. Dozens more observed from East 166th Street and stood silently as rows of caskets were […]

Posted inNYCHA

De Blasio Promises Repairs to Decrepit and Dangerous Playgrounds

The city’s public housing authority will develop a comprehensive plan to overhaul its closed and rundown playgrounds after years of neglect, Mayor de Blasio vowed Monday.  His promise came a day after THE CITY reported that 89 New York City Housing Authority playgrounds — more than one out of 10 citywide — are cordoned off […]

Posted inLife

NYC Celebrates Hope and Perseverance With ‘Hometown Heroes’ Parade

The New Yorkers who kept the city going during some of its darkest days got their moment in the sun on Wednesday. Amid scorching summer heat, health care workers, first responders, transit workers, teachers and food delivery workers were among those making their way up the aptly named “Canyon of Heroes” to mark the city’s […]