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Christine covers Queens for THE CITY. She was previously a local government reporter at Newsday and a 2015 graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

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Undocumented Immigrant New Yorkers Shut Out of Federal Hurricane Ida Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far doled out $10 million to New Yorkers impacted by the devastating remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month. But many undocumented immigrants are being left out of that pool.

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Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Still Waiting for Funding Albany Pledged in Spring

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NYC Basement Apartment Storm Deaths Renew Housing Advocates’ Calls for Legalization 

With the de Blasio administration’s basement conversion pilot program stalled, tenants whose homes were just devastated by Hurricane Ida could be evicted just for seeking help.

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Mayor Serves Up Last-Minute Vaccine Requirement for U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association adopts vaccination requirement after City Hall reversal on tennis tournament safety protocols.

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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

The fall of Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home — along with any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Some of the first refugees arrived at Kennedy Airport this week.

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Suit Against Queens Doctor Alleges Sexual Abuse

Five women file Child Victims Act case against Dr. Ferdous Kandker, echoing complaints that ignited social media in the Bangladeshi community.

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Perkins Loses Harlem Council Primary Recount by 114 Votes to Democratic Socialist

Kristin Richardson Jordan prevailed over the longtime Central Harlem leader in a manual recount by the Board of Elections that took nearly a month to certify — and marks the official end of the city’s first ever ranked-choice-vote primary.

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NYC Asian Activists Seek to Turn Surging Population Into Electoral Power

New Census numbers showing a 43% increase of Asian New Yorkers in Brooklyn and a 29% jump in Queens fuel demands for more representation as the process for redrawing elected officials’ district lines heats up.

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Redistricting

Decisions at the city and state level will decide who has a shot at representing you in Congress, the state Legislature and City Council. Empower yourself with key facts about the high-stakes process of drawing district lines.

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Council Fast-Tracks Exceptions From Landmark Waste Equity Law, Enraging Queens Residents

Councilmember Daneek Miller sprints for votes on a bill sought by waste transfer companies to lift restrictions on how many tons of trash they can haul in, while the committee’s chair is out of the country. Neighbors of facilities are crying foul.