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Who is Ron Kim? Meet Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Nemesis, a Once-Obscure Queens Pol Who’s Grabbed the Spotlight

An Assembly member from the borough’s northeast corner has gone from Democratic insider to progressive outsider. Now his blow-up with the governor has elevated his profile as he seeks to zap Cuomo’s emergency pandemic powers.

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Stuck Waterfront Ferris Wheel Plan Takes Center Stage in Staten Island Political Races

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Flushing Council Candidates Split on Contentious Waterfront Development

Dueling protests highlight Queens divide over 29-acre hotel and apartment megaproject set to transform a former industrial zone.

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‘This is Our Time’: Chinese-American Candidates Look to City Council Seats in Bid to Build Community Power

Activated by battles over high school admissions, new jails and a cop convicted for an accidental shooting, political newcomers seek to influence high-stakes debates.

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Locals’ Lawsuit Slams Flushing Waterfront Development Project

The city’s real estate review process has been stalled for months, but now Queens activists are looking to block a proposal that could bring hotels, offices and luxury apartments to the banks of the Flushing River.

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Brooklyn Field Hospital Shuts After $21 Million Construction — and Zero Patients

City hired Texas contractor to transform Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into a 670-bed COVID-crisis center that opened and closed within weeks, unused.

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Early Precautions Draw a Life-and-Death Divide Between Flushing and Corona

Two Queens neighborhoods share a park, poverty, immigration and active workers in common. But one is seeing far fewer COVID cases than the other.

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City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser

The hotel plan, which dates to 2017, was approved days after Michael Cheng and associates brought in big bucks for de Blasio’s PAC, records show.

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No Cars Allowed: Community Boards Get New Funding Boost, With Warning

New city budget includes another $42,500 for all 59 community boards — this time with vehicle purchases banned after Brooklyn SUV fiasco.


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