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LISTEN: A Different Way of Shooting Drugs

Photographer Stephen Yang joins Alex Brook Lynn and Harry Siegel for a conversation about capturing private moments in public settings, the differences between photojournalism and street photography, why tabloids have traditionally frowned on high-contrast shots (spoiler: those require too much black ink to print) and much more. Subscribe to the FAQ NYC podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or […]

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Embattled Cuomo Pushes Skyline-Altering Penn Station Real Estate Plan as Critics Mobilize

Even amid multiple scandals, a weakened Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to railroad through a city-changing land deal that would reshape Manhattan’s skyline. And the project’s detractors, until very recently, were few and relatively muted. How is he doing it? With his still-considerable political muscle and an almost irresistible carrot: the dream of finally fixing […]

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Calls for Chopper Ban Over City After Deadly Midtown Crash

The deadly crash of a helicopter atop a Manhattan skyscraper Monday revived calls to ban “non-essential” helicopter travel over the city. The chopper’s pilot was killed in a fiery wreck while trying to make an emergency landing atop the 54-story AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, officials said. The craft […]