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NYC College Neighborhood Businesses Eagerly Await Return of Students

New York City is a college town. And many businesses in university-adjacent neighborhoods count on student and faculty dollars. Will they get the in-person returns they need this fall to boost their bottom lines?

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How Beach Erosion Played Part in Teen’s Drowning at Rockaway

The strip of the shore where Matthew Wiszowaty was swimming had been blocked off because beach erosion makes it impossible to place a lifeguard chair there adequately. Still, some locals say the city should boost patrols at the popular spot.

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When Climate Change Comes Knocking at Your Door, It’s Best to Be Prepared

What would you do if you got caught in a flash flood? Events this summer in New York City and around the world have offered new stark — and wet — reminders that the global environmental crisis could land in your backyard at any minute.

The ‘$27.85 Beer’: High-Flying Prices at Airports Spur Port Authority Concessions Audit Order

Some of the most expensive beer in the city is at the airports. But according to Port Authority rules, retailers at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark should only be charging 10% more than "street prices."

As Haiti Faces Uncertainty, Local Advocates Implore Biden to Help Asylum Seekers

Advocates and Haitian-American lawmakers are calling for expanded protections for Haitian immigrants seeking refuge while the country faces an unprecedented political crisis following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

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NYC Celebrates Hope and Perseverance With ‘Hometown Heroes’ Parade

The Canyon of Heroes march from the Battery to City Hall honored health care workers, transit workers, food deliverers and other essential workers who kept the city going during the pandemic. It marked New York’s first ticker-tape salute since 2019.

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Tears and Joy as Rikers Island Resumes In-Person Visits

The Department of Correction stopped visitation last spring at the beginning of the pandemic. Now family and friends of detainees are returning under a new system.

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Making a Stink About Lack of Bathrooms at Brooklyn’s Betsy Head Park

The Parks Department says real bathrooms will be completed next year. But there are no signs pointing out to port-a-potties blocks away from playgrounds and fields. "Why would they do this to families in Brownsville?" one woman asked.

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NYC Park Lovers Say City Nature Trails Need More Green

Partnerships with the Parks Department have left the fate of New York’s hiking trails in the hands of private organizations. Some groups say more needs to be done — and funded — by the city. Meanwhile, a new city plan aims at making trails safer.