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City Council Bids to Save Nixed Summer Youth Jobs Program

With 75,000 left in the lurch, Speaker Corey Johnson floats some ideas — including hiring teens at food pantries and even as "disease detectives."

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NYC Subway Pandemic Cleaning Costs Could Soak MTA

Officials expect to spend $500 million to keep subways disinfected in the coronavirus fight. Transit systems around the world are upping scrubbings.

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Flooded With Requests, City Boosts Small Business Grant Fund — But Not Loan Pool

Mayor Bill de Blasio said $50 million is now set aside for emergency funds for New York businesses. An overwhelmed loan program, however, won’t grow.

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Nonprofits and Stringer Assail Funding Cuts as Harder Times Loom

Organizations that serve some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers worried they are being decimated just as life is getting even tougher for many.

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Garbage Pickups Tell a Tale of Two Cities, With Part of Manhattan Shrinking

Tons less household trash got picked up last month in a dozen out of 59 city zones, hinting at an exodus from some well-to-do neighborhoods.

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COVID Kills Staffer at Juvenile Center Where Youth Are Being Sent for Safety

COVID-19 claims the life of a counselor who worked with detained teens in Brooklyn lockup designated for those who are not infected with the virus.

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Family Has Housing Voucher and an Apartment — But They’re Still Homeless

As the city’s poverty relief agency struggles to remotely handle cases, families eligible for independent living remain stuck in homeless shelters.

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Bridge and Tunnel Traffic Plunge Takes a Toll on MTA Budget

Traffic plummeted 63% over the previous year in the first week of Gov. Cuomo’s New York "pause." That also means a revenue hit for subways and buses.

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In Desperation, New York State Pays Up to 15 Times the Normal Prices for Medical Equipment

State data shows that New York is paying enormous markups for vital supplies, including almost $250,000 for an X-ray machine.

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Call for Cuomo to Free Ailing Prisoners as Virus Spreads

Legal Aid lawyers cite a handful of vulnerable, inmates dealing with cancer, diabetes and more as prime candidates for immediate release.

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Civil Servants Seek Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for Coronavirus Cases

Fight evoking 9/11 first responders’ health battle begins to get enhanced pension payouts for families of a wide range of workers felled by COVID-19.

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Mayor Hails Releases From Juvenile Detention, Yet Most Remain as Virus Hits

Big reductions in youth facility populations announced by de Blasio apply only to lowest-level offenders, even as kids contract coronavirus.

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Election Punt to June Leaves Candidates for Vacant Political Seats Seeking Grip

Cuomo order postpones Brooklyn City Council election to June 23 while the contest for Queens borough president remains up in the air.

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City Welfare Agency Pivots to Online Contact, While Applicants Show Up Unaware

Needy New Yorkers keep seeking aid in person while coronavirus rages — including inside city Department of Social Services offices.

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In a City Turned Upside Down, Alternate-Side Parking Rules Haven’t Budged

Drivers emerge en masse from coronavirus seclusion to keep moving cars for street sweepers. Some Council members are calling for a suspension.

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Early Voting for Queens Borough Prez Race Starts Saturday Amid Virus Concerns

Anxieties about — and prohibitions against — large gatherings pose challenges for campaigning and get out the vote efforts.

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NYCHA Spending Details Go Public on NYC Contracts Site, Long After Other Agencies

Comptroller Scott Stringer announces deal to put billions in spending info on Checkbook NYC. The move comes after THE CITY exposed no-bid contracts.

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NYC Health Department ‘Not Collecting’ Agency Coronavirus Numbers

In a memo Sunday, the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations advised city agencies not to report any workers with coronavirus signs to health officials.

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Hotel Shelter Operator Stiffed Homeless Families on Toilet Paper and Microwaves

New filing submitted by a court-appointed receiver finds a host of failings at Childrens Community Services — including a 55% staff turnover rate.

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New Jersey No-Bail System Eyed By New York Leaders Reckons With Bias Risk

By some measures, the Jersey approach is a success. But critics warn public safety reviews by judges can hold past injustices against defendants.