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As Federal Funds Put Second Ave. Subway Extension on Express Track, Displacement Looms for Locals

The Biden administration’s injection of billions into local infrastructure has state and transit officials tooting horns about the Q line’s uptown run. But some residents along the route say they’re trying to avoid getting railroaded out of the neighborhood.

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Brian Benjamin Backer Indicted for Alleged Attempt to Bilk City Campaign Matching Fund System

Following a money trail first exposed by THE CITY, federal prosecutors allege Harlem real estate player Gerald Migdol secretly paid for others’ donations to the comptroller campaign of New York’s now lieutenant governor.

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NYCHA Workers Covered Up Signs of Mold to Skirt Cleanup, Probe Shows

Seven employees have been brought up on internal charges at five separate public housing developments across New York, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the federal monitor flagged more than 600 mold and water leak inspections as problematic.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Aims to Deliver Infrastructure Dollars to Help Food Couriers

During a ride-along with the labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos in Harlem Wednesday, the Senate majority leader announced he’d like to assign funds from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill to build rest area kiosks for food-app cyclists and drivers.

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East Harlem Waiting for Long-Term Trash Fix Four Years After de Blasio Pledge

An East 99th Street sanitation garage has been falling down for over 30 years. City Hall promised to find a permanent replacement as the East Harlem rezoning got the green light in 2017. That goal is still far off, locals say.

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Perkins Loses Harlem Council Primary Recount by 114 Votes to Democratic Socialist

Kristin Richardson Jordan prevailed over the longtime Central Harlem leader in a manual recount by the Board of Elections that took nearly a month to certify — and marks the official end of the city’s first ever ranked-choice-vote primary.

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Manual Recount Likely in Race for Bill Perkins’ Council Seat, BOE Says

Political newcomer Kristin Richardson Jordan leads by just 104 votes over the longtime Harlem leader, who many say has been absent from his post in recent years following serious health problems.

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Perkins Holds Small Edge in Crowded Harlem Council Race as Newcomer Stands Out

Democratic socialist Kristin Richardson Jordan is in a virtual dead heat with longtime Harlem leader Bill Perkins, who ran for reelection in the 13-person contest despite health concerns and criticisms over his effectiveness.

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Incumbent Bill Perkins Joins Crowded Harlem Council Race Despite Health Concerns

Councilmember Perkins would be allowed to serve for two more years if reelected. But some Harlemites, Council colleagues and a former staffer have serious doubts about the longtime elected official’s fitness.

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De Blasio’s $1 Million Flood Plan Shelved and Hidden From High-Risk East Harlem

The low-lying neighborhood was saved during Superstorm Sandy only by the luck of the tides, researchers say. Meanwhile, the city is sitting on a 280-page report created two years ago to prepare East Harlem for the next storm.

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MTA Inches Forward on Plan to Grab Property for Second Avenue Subway

The transit officials have begun acquiring over a dozen properties. But potentially displaced residents likely have been given a reprieve by the agency’s financial collapse.

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Harlem NYPD Precinct ‘Likes’ Trump, QAnon Conspiracy Theories on Twitter

The 26th Precinct Twitter account’s social media faves were removed after an inquiry by THE CITY. All police brass would say is the questionable clicks were "addressed internally."

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A Cloudy Picture of How Rope Turned to Noose in Harlem Park

Officials point to an October photo showing a loose loop dangling from a tree in Marcus Garvey Park. But who fashioned the noose — and when and why — remains unknown.

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Noose Found in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park Sparks NYPD Hate Crimes Probe

The symbol of hate was discovered over the weekend dangling from a tree near the landmark old Mount Morris fire tower in the heart of the Manhattan neighborhood.

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First Tally of Virus Death Toll By Neighborhood Shows City Split in Suffering

Large working-class housing developments from Starrett City to NYCHA suffer heavy losses — while a swath of Lower Manhattan sees no COVID fatalities.

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Court Officer Makes Life-or-Death Judgment in COVID Fight

New York City Annibal Ortiz of Co-op City, The Bronx, beat a ventilator — and the odds in his battle against coronavirus. Then he faced his toughest choice: Lose part of his left arm or possibly lose his life.

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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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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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Access to Child Services Linked to Race, Neighborhood and Income, Analysis Finds

Analysis of data obtained by Measure of America and THE CITY finds kids in South Bronx and Harlem least likely to get Early Intervention evaluations.

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With a New Clinic on Way, Neighbors Decry ‘Overburdened’ Harlem

Mount Sinai pledge of no addiction treatment fails to satisfy foes of a mental health facility on a block contending with homelessness and drug use.