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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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Democrat Justin Brannan Declares Brooklyn Council Seat Victory in Squeaker

In a count that went to absentee ballots, the contender for Council speaker says he’s won over a Republican who rallied voters around opposition to COVID vaccine mandates. A Queens Republican and another Brooklyn Democrat also claimed wins Tuesday.

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PHOTOS: Inside Brooklyn’s Infamous House of Detention Jail

As plans to close chaotic Rikers Island slowly turn, the Atlantic Avenue lockup is already empty and awaiting demolition. THE CITY toured the old jail and found eerie signs of the building’s 65-year history of holding countless detainees.

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It’s Swan Song Time for Embattled Brooklyn Democratic Party Boss, Politicians Say

Rep. Nydia Velazquez and other top borough elected officials called for Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn to quit her party post after the leader’s husband publicly recited a vulgar, sexist song lyric. They said the incident marked the latest sign of a "toxic" reign.

Brooklyn Democratic Party Fight Reignites Over a Raunchy Song

An Assembly member called for the resignation of borough party boss Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn after her husband recited crude lyrics during a Zoom meeting. Reformers say the offensive tune exemplified efforts to belittle and silence party members.

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Chinese Voters Came Out in Force for the GOP in NYC, Shaking Up Politics

From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.

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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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From SoHo to Gowanus to the Upper East Side, de Blasio Legacy Projects Hit Crossroads

Plans to rezone parts of Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn are headed to the City Council Tuesday. So is the NY Blood Center’s proposal to build a life science hub on East 67th Street — a project poised for approval despite the local lawmaker’s objection.

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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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GOP Gains in City Council Powered by Heated Voter Turnout and Discontent

The minority party rises up to as many as seven seats and threatening rising-star Democratic Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan.

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Fossella Thanks ‘President Trump’ in Staten Island Borough President Comeback Win

The Republican ex-rep’s win came in the only highly competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their beeps, comptroller and public advocate with little drama. Meanwhile, Alvin Bragg made history to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

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Cuomo Sandy-Recovery Program Strands Volunteers and Their Neighborhood Flood Protection Projects

With $750 million from the federal government, in 2013 Albany asked New Yorkers to decide how to protect their communities from future storms. Planning participants say their projects have stalled.

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Hochul Pulls Plug On Queens Gas-Fueled Electrical Power Plant Overhaul

The new governor’s Department of Environmental Conservation nixed plans for a fossil fuel-powered "peaker" plant in Astoria touted as a blackout backup. The move marked a blow to some energy companies while boosting the greenhouse gas fight.

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Feds Open Probe into Brooklyn Fossil Fuel Plans Amid Environmental Racism Accusations

The EPA will examine the state’s role in overlooking the under-construction North Brooklyn pipeline when considering potential environmental impacts of an upgraded liquefied natural gas hub in Greenpoint.

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Flood Insurance Hikes Haunt Homeowners Still Recovering From Ida and Henri

A revamp of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program aiming for fairness will have most New Yorkers paying more, an analysis by THE CITY finds. Ideas are flowing for how to help households pay.

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Brooklyn Armory Rec Center Deal Documents Debunk Claims on Affordable Memberships

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo blasts out a defense of the 2017 pact she brokered for a city-backed Crown Heights real estate project after THE CITY found just 250 locals will benefit from long-promised discounts.

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Asian New Yorkers See Hope in Preliminary Political Map That Unites Some Neighborhoods

One of the dueling maps proposed by the divided redistricting commission would create four state legislative districts with at least a plurality of Asian residents. Brooklyn and Queens activists welcomed the early move, but say more needs to be done.

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New York Haitian Leaders Head to Texas Border to Help Migrants in Crisis

Driven by images of immigration agents on horseback chasing asylum seekers, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis and Council hopeful Rita Joseph gave comfort — and supplies — to migrants. Louis called the trip a "mission that God gave me."

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Eric Adams Misses City Inspectors Again After Illegal Apartment Complaint on His Brooklyn Building

The mayoral frontrunner promised to let the city he hopes to run inspect his home, but officials stuck up a new notice on his door Friday. He finally connected with buildings department officials Tuesday after inquiries by THE CITY.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tower Neighbor — and Its Shadows — Nixed By City Planning Board

Unusual, unanimous ‘no’ vote on Franklin Ave. development project spells end for a 34-story high rise plan. But the developer is suing to get an alternative approved — and says it can just build condos regardless.