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Katie Honan is a reporter for THE CITY. Previously, she covered City Hall for The Wall Street Journal, and neighborhoods in Queens for She also worked as a social media editor at NBC 4 New York. A Queens native, Honan graduated from St. John's University and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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After Gowanus Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Wins, de Blasio Turns to Reshaping SoHo

The City Council on Tuesday rezoned the Brooklyn neighborhood to create affordable housing, and OK’d plans for a life-sciences research hub on the Upper East Side. But a bigger battle over SoHo looms as the mayor’s term winds down.

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Queens Teacher Allowed Back to School After Report Details Alleged Grooming, Sex With Ex-Student

A longtime educator at Townsend Harris High School still showed up for work in the Flushing building even after investigators recommended he be fired, according to a report obtained by THE CITY.

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De Blasio Promises Queens Residents Displaced by Ida a New Shelter Closer to Home

After THE CITY revealed that evacuees were set to be moved from a Kennedy Airport hotel to Brooklyn, City Hall reversed course. Meanwhile, the mayor vowed to help storm-battered New Yorkers get back home or to find permanent new housing.

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Queens Families Displaced By Ida Told to Pack Up and Move to Brooklyn From JFK Hotel

Families are preparing to leave more than two months after record rainfall wrecked their homes and relocate a borough away as Thanksgiving nears, thanks to an order by the city.

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Gowanus Housing Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Headed for Approval After Council Strikes Deals

Meanwhile, negotiations to bring affordable housing to SoHo and NoHo appeared to be going down to the wire with the clock ticking on de Blasio’s term and his push to diversify city neighborhoods through rezoning.

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De Blasio and Hochul Bill Taxpayers for Puerto Rico ‘Somos’ Conference Jaunt

From Attorney General Letitia James to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, most New York officials are relying on private funds to attend the annual political summit. Two notable exceptions: the current governor and the current NYC mayor.

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NYC Politicians Parade in Puerto Rico, With Races From Governor to Council Speaker at Stake 

Eric Adams, Kathy Hochul, Letitia James and Bill de Blasio were among the pols making the scene at the annual Somos conference, where alliances are sealed. Meanwhile, a Council member fighting for his Brooklyn seat was jockeying for speaker.

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Dante de Blasio and Yale Friend Make City Hall Videos Touting Mayor’s Accomplishments

The mayor’s son has gone from starring in campaign ads to working on glowing taxpayer-funded videos boosting the de Blasio legacy. The younger de Blasio isn’t getting paid — but his former Yale classmate is.

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City Hall Rejected Top-Dollar Offer for Bronx Golf Course Over Trump Threats

Morningstar Golf promised the city millions more than the now-defunct team of CORE and Bobby Jones Links, documents show. But the city refused to protect Morningstar from any lawsuits filed by the ex-president, the firm says.

On-Deck Bronx Golf Course Operator Vows to Outdo Trump on the Greens

Bobby Jones Links is promising to bring more diversity — and better maintenance — to the course in the shadow of the Whitestone Bridge. Meanwhile, the former president is waging a legal battle to stay put.