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NYC Senior Centers Stuck in Post-COVID Reopening Limbo: ‘It’s Mayhem’

De Blasio has vowed to fully reopen the city on July 1, but center operators say they’ve heard nothing. Meanwhile, older New Yorkers are eager to get back to in-person meals and socializing: "They cry," says Manhattan BP Gale Brewer.

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Backyard Politics: These Candidates Want More Housing in New York’s Rich Neighborhoods

A City Council hopeful on the Upper West Side has a plan for more affordable housing there. Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer now backs a plan for more development in SoHo. How the "yes in my backyard" mindset is shaping 2021.

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NYPD Street Blockades Near Precincts Persist, Months After Protests Waned

A review by Borough President Gale Brewer found that 19 of 22 Manhattan precincts remained barricaded — spurring her to call for an end to the "siege mentality."

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NYC Scrambles to Find New School Space as Cuomo Gives Go-Ahead for Classes

With a month until classes start, officials launch a hunt for move-in ready spaces for educational programs and child care. Possible spots: a Chinese restaurant and a cathedral.

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City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Ave. Tower

Crews return to controversial Upper West Side site as developers say wind threatens the unfinished building and officials OK "emergency work."

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Manhattan Community Boards Are Missing Hispanics, Young People — and Renters

Here’s what we know about the demographics of Manhattan’s 12 community boards, thanks to detailed information collected by BP Gale Brewer’s team.

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Cop-Monitored Security Cameras Promised for Morningside Park

In the wake of the Tessa Majors killing, Harlem and Morningside Heights neighbors explored solutions to both safety and social issues around the park.

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Does Your Community Board Reflect You and Your Neighbors? Find Out.

We analyzed the latest available demographic data of the city’s volunteer boards. Check out your neighborhood’s numbers and find out how to join.

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Morningside Park Neighbors Seek ‘Honest Conversation’ After Tessa Majors Slay

A public forum on security and community, involving residents and a host of local groups, will take place on Wednesday — and "all ideas are welcome."

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Bloomberg’s Firm Violated Sick Leave Law He Vetoed as Mayor, but Now Supports

The billionaire presidential hopeful’s media company was cited for a policy requiring workers to provide a doctor’s note after one or two sick days.

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Future of West Side Piers Hazy as Cuomo Pushes for Action

The governor wants a sketched plan for Pier 40 and Pier 76 from the Hudson River Park Trust by May. What that may look like is anyone’s guess.

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Embattled Community Board Leader Steps Aside After Bias Case

Richard Lewis withdrew from the chairmanship of Manhattan Community Board 12 following an investigation that found he displayed gender bias.

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Manhattan Community Board Leader Cited for Gender Bias

Borough President Gale Brewer’s office found Richard Lewis removed women from leadership roles. But he’s not going anywhere.

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In Ritzy SoHo, a Crusade to Open the Door to Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 300,000-unit program has yet to yield a single new low-cost apartment in Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhood.

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Manhattan Pols Second-Guess Mayor’s Plan for Lower East Side Flood Barrier

Netherlands sea-rise expert launches review of controversial $1.3 billion project at behest of Manhattan borough president and local council member.

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BP Brewer Proposes Women’s Jail for Lockup with Central Park View

The Manhattan borough president wants Rikers women moved into the Lincoln Correctional Facility, a prime property whose future has sparked debate.

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Borough Presidents Demand Do-Over on Mayor’s Planned Jails

City Planning Commission will consider mayor’s case for Rikers Island replacements — amid objections from borough presidents and community boards.

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Brewer Ups Legal Fight Against Private Tower at NYCHA Site

The Manhattan borough president goes back to court to stop new version of Upper East Side luxury housing plan from proceeding without public review.

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How Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Nearly Lost Her Home

The pol quietly fought a two-year foreclosure battle with her mortgage company over real estate tax payments. Now she’s sharing her cautionary tale.

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New Snag in City’s Plan for Private Towers in Public Housing Complexes

Manhattan BP Gale Brewer is suing to stall Yorkville project over skipped review. It marks more woes for the mayor’s "NextGeneration NYCHA" program.