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In theory, you can get all kinds of public records and information through the law. But in practice, it takes know-how, patience and persistence.
by Reuven Blau
Key voting deadlines, what’s on the ballot and can non-citizens vote this year? Here’s everything you need to know.
More severe weather is bringing water into homes more frequently across the five boroughs. Here’s what to do if flooding damages your place.
Building “a little more housing in every neighborhood” may seem like a commonsense plan for a city with a massive housing crisis, but a long, complicated and possibly contentious review awaits.
Can you still get Paxlovid for free? Where did all the COVID testing sites go? And how do you get the new vaccine?
The newest shot is not a booster, and it’s available at pharmacies at no cost. Here’s how to make your appointment for a jab.
Is it legal to record a conversation in New York? How about a scene on the street, or an incident with police? Here are the basics.
New York also has a ‘green amendment’ enshrined in its constitution, and the decision in Big Sky Country could affect how it is applied.
Is your bill too damn high? Electricity usage typically goes up in the summer, and a recent rate hike isn’t helping.
Visitors don’t have to worry about getting fined — but there are some pitfalls to watch out for.
It’s illegal to open a hydrant by yourself, in part because the water’s force could knock over children. But there’s a legal way to spray with the fire department’s help: Here’s how.
Widespread need for air conditioning strains the aging electric grid — and not all parts of the city are equally impacted.
Which weed dispensaries are officially open? What about legal delivery? Can you grow a plant? And more burning questions about the rollout of recreational consumption in the city.
Here are steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, from limiting outdoor exposure to wearing a mask to cleaning air filters.
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