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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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Google Won’t Take Office Building Tax Breaks That Amazon Searched For

The online search giant, which announced plans Tuesday to open a massive Manhattan headquarters, is forgoing the benefits Amazon sought to reap for its ill-fated Long Island City headquarters, THE CITY has learned.

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Barry The Owl Was Poisoned Before Central Park Truck Hit Her

The beloved barred owl who died last month in Central Park, had a potentially lethal level of rat poison that could have impaired her flying abilities before her crash, according to a state necropsy obtained by THE CITY.

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How Towers Tragedy Reverberates in Staten Island, a Ferry Ride Away From Ground Zero

While the physical damage of the Trade Center attacks was concentrated in Lower Manhattan, the emotional fallout could be felt miles away in neighborhoods where victims had lived. In the city’s least populous borough, the loss is "ingrained in our DNA."

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NYC Murals Paint Enduring Pictures of Remembrance, 20 Years After 9/11

From handball courts to building walls, New Yorkers have filled neighborhoods across the city with heartfelt tributes to those lost. Some murals have weathered the years, while new works bring the art of mourning to the present.

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Mayor’s Map Showed Most of Ida’s Victims Lived Where Rainfall Was Riskiest

Locations flagged in May match spots where basement apartment-dwellers drowned in flash floods Wednesday night. De Blasio says he’s accelerating alerts in advance of heavy rains.

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Historic Deadly Rains Put Spotlight on City’s Lack of Preparation

The record-breaking deluge that pummeled the city overnight Wednesday revealed weaknesses in the city’s infrastructure and planning following the second historic weather event in less than two weeks.

City Data Shows Vaccines are Working, Even as Mandate Backlash Hits City Hall

The first, if limited, numbers released by the city indicate very low infection, hospitalization and death rates for those who got their shots. But that didn’t stop hundreds from protesting vaccination requirements for municipal workers.

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Cameras Capture Illegal Dumping as Sanitation Tries to Clean Up Increasingly Dirty City

A fish tank filled with water, but no fish. A shopping cart. An abandoned green bus. That’s some of the junk recently dumped in Brooklyn. Now the Department of Sanitation is using video and hefty fines to target those turning streets into trash heaps.

Vaccination Mandate Battle Awaits Kathy Hochul as She Ascends to Governor

Cuomo calls on his successor to do what he didn’t: make all employers require shots for workers. Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for school employees. Now the pressure’s on Hochul, from Day One.

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De Blasio’s COVID Response Lacked Crucial Plan and Supplies, Stringer Charges

The comptroller’s ongoing investigation found the city was short on everything from masks to an up-to-date disaster playbook when the pandemic hit. Stringer also accused the mayor of stonewalling his probe, even amid a lawsuit.