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New York’s 100-Year-Old Businesses Offer Lessons in Survival

These savvy centenarians have anchored communities and weathered crises from the Great Depression to COVID. Can they withstand further uncertainty?

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Adams Economic Czar Likely Pick Had Secret Sideline Securing City Real Estate Deals

Carlo Scissura, the mayor’s reported choice as Economic Development Corporation CEO, promised "friend" he’d influence officials on school site sales — without registering as a lobbyist.

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2021 Saw Another Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Subway

Through the end of November — the latest figures provided by the Hate Crime Task Force — 30 of the 84 reported subway bias incidents targeted Asians, a 233% jump from 2020.

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COVID Cases Fill More City Hospital Beds, Threatening Halt on Elective Surgeries

Public hospital system has increasingly little room for new patients, state stats show. New York City is now above the threshold of 4 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents that can trigger a state shutdown of non-essential surgery to free up space.

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Checking Bill de Blasio’s Big Promises: THE CITY’s Scorecard on Eight Years of Ambitious Pledges

From affordable housing to waste reduction to high-paid jobs to commercial rent control, we look at where the results stand on some of the outgoing mayor’s major plans touted in annual State of the City and Earth Day addresses.

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De Blasio Shut Down 20 City-Run COVID Testing Facilities Ahead of Omicron Surge

Test & Trace’s shift to privately run mobile testing tents hasn’t stopped long lines from forming at urgent care centers, forcing everyone from teachers to baristas to miss work. The mayor on Thursday announced plans to expand NYC testing site hours and locations.

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De Blasio’s SoHo Overhaul OK’d, Clearing Path for Affordable Housing and More Legal Artists’ Lofts

The City Council’s approval of the downtown Manhattan rezoning marked a late-term legacy victory in the mayor’s push to reshape one of the city’s whitest and wealthiest neighborhoods. Meanwhile, opponents fumed, even amid last-minute changes.

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Amazon, FedEx and UPS Deliver New NYC Warehouses, Bringing a Package of Environmental Challenges

Warehouses and "last-mile" facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of "environmental racism."

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Ex-Cop Released By NYPD Chief After Gun Arrest Says He’s the Victim — Not ‘Terrified’ Boys

Supporters rallied Thursday in support of Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who reportedly voided the arrest of Kruythoff Forrester after the retired officer allegedly chased three children while holding a pistol. Forrester told NBC New York he never pulled his gun.

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Vaunted $67M Flushing Pool to Finally Reopen for a Quick Dip — Then Close Again

The Olympic-sized Queens public aquatic center that’s been closed since before the pandemic due to a crumbling roof is set to reopen next early year with protective netting. But swimmers will be ordered out again once redesign plans for the ceiling are finished.

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Engineer Pleads Guilty in Worker’s Brooklyn Construction Collapse Death — But Will Likely Avoid Prison

Plea deal for Paul Bailey in the 2018 Sunset Park worksite death of Luis Sánchez Almonte aims to get a felony rap dismissed. A contractor and foreperson still face charges after allegedly ignoring OSHA violations for dangerous conditions.

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Threatened Coney Island Boardwalk Businesses Get a New Lease on Life — Except One

City officials use 10-year amusement park extension to leverage lower proposed rents for Luna Park tenants who’d faced steep hikes and barely weathered the pandemic. But longtime fixture Lola Star could be out of the Brooklyn destination.

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Sneak Peak: Rail Riders Charged Rush-Hour Prices Despite Pandemic Discount

The MTA says hardware hurdles prevented them from removing the option for commuters to buy unnecessarily expensive peak fare tickets. And the agency says it has no idea how many people it fleeced.

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NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Release of Ex-Cop Accused of Pulling Gun on Kids, Family Says

News of the probe comes after THE CITY revealed that NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey voided the arrest of retired officer Kruythoff Forrester in the pre-Thanksgiving incident that sent the Brooklyn youths, ages 12 to 14, fleeing "terrified."

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NYPD Brass Springs Ex-Cop After Arrest for Allegedly Chasing Brooklyn Kids With a Gun

Community Affairs Chief Jeffrey Maddrey intervened to void the case of a retired officer accused of pursuing three boys with a pistol after their basketball hit a security camera, sources say. "They were terrified," says an aunt of two of the children.

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The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies, Part II: A Mother Fights for Truth as Daughter Struggles

Mikhaila Bonaparte, who lives in a Brooklyn public housing complex long ago deemed free of lead paint, recorded an off-the-charts blood lead level shortly before her third birthday. NYCHA denies there’s any lead in the apartment — even after health officials detected the toxin.

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The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies: A Brooklyn Girl Poisoned as Officials Covered Up Danger

More than 5,000 public housing apartments in buildings long ago deemed "lead free" contain lead paint, THE CITY has learned. And that number is likely to grow. Meet a resident of one of those complexes: Mikhaila Bonaparte, who was born in 2013, just days before NYCHA falsified its lead report to the feds.

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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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Armory Pool and Gym Prices Give Crown Heights Neighbors Sticker Shock

Parents and other neighbors express confusion over separate gym and pool memberships that exceed costs at other Brooklyn facilities — save for a limited number of long-promised hyperlocal discounts that may never grow beyond 250.

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Feds Launch a Second Civil Rights Investigation Into Brooklyn Gas Pipeline

Now the U.S. Department of Transportation is probing whether the state broke discrimination laws by approving National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline. Meanwhile, the EPA is already examining allegations of environmental racism.