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Bloomberg’s Olympic Swimming Pool Is Crumbling, Leaving Queens High and Dry

The $67 million Flushing Meadows Corona Aquatic Center closed for repairs after the roof started shedding concrete, just weeks before the pandemic erupted. Half of the Parks Department’s dozen indoor pools are shut for maintenance.

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‘Rushed’ Trump Golf Course Succession Passes City Board With Dissents

Comptroller Scott Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. vote no on proposed new operator — while Trump’s lawyer claims golf legend Jack Nicklaus has the final say.

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Home Court Disadvantage: Out-of-Towners Like Joe Rogan Get to Play NYC Vaccination-Free

Performers who live in the city and pro athletes who represent "home teams" are required to get their shots, per a City Hall mandate. But out-of-town entertainers — and their entourages — get a free pass. Rogan, a mandate foe, hits Madison Square Garden Saturday.

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Treasures of the Manhattan Library: NYPL Puts Its Curious Collection on Display

Some 250 storied artifacts spanning 4,000 years of human history — from Virginia Woolf’s walking stick to Malcom X’s briefcase — are newly on exhibit at the 42nd Street branch.

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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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Barry The Owl Was Poisoned Before Central Park Truck Hit Her

The beloved barred owl who died last month in Central Park, had a potentially lethal level of rat poison that could have impaired her flying abilities before her crash, according to a state necropsy obtained by THE CITY.

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How Towers Tragedy Reverberates in Staten Island, a Ferry Ride Away From Ground Zero

While the physical damage of the Trade Center attacks was concentrated in Lower Manhattan, the emotional fallout could be felt miles away in neighborhoods where victims had lived. In the city’s least populous borough, the loss is "ingrained in our DNA."

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How Bullying and Spying on Muslims After 9/11 Spawned a Justice-Seeking Generation

The exposure of the NYPD’s sprawling surveillance program is seen as a turning point for many in the Muslim and South Asian communities — a moment that galvanized neighbors to organize and become more civically engaged.

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NYC College Neighborhood Businesses Eagerly Await Return of Students

New York City is a college town. And many businesses in university-adjacent neighborhoods count on student and faculty dollars. Will they get the in-person returns they need this fall to boost their bottom lines?

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U.S. Open Begins Following World Tennis Events Marked by Suspected Match-Fixing

Both Wimbledon and the French Open were dogged by suspicious betting patterns now under investigation in Europe. Here’s how New York City’s own Grand Slam tournament is working to keep the games clean.

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Mayor Serves Up Last-Minute Vaccine Requirement for U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association adopts vaccination requirement after City Hall reversal on tennis tournament safety protocols.

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MTA Looks to Ramp Up Subway Accessibility With Fewer Costly Elevators

"Ramps are failproof," declared Quemuel Arroyo, the MTA’s chief accessibility officer. But installing the slopes isn’t as easy as it might look, and in some cases elevators better fit the bill, some advocates say.

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How New Yorkers Can Help Haiti Following the Earthquake That Killed 1,300

Local activists and politicians are working to ensure that donations are sent to the right organizations. Many want to prevent a repeat of when the American Red Cross raised $500 million and only built six homes after the devastating 2010 quake.

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PHOTOS: Ecstatic Couples Tie The Knot as the Manhattan Marriage Bureau Reopens

The Lower Manhattan center for City Clerk-officiated ceremonies resumed in-person weddings Friday after being shuttered for over a year due to the pandemic.

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NYC Celebrates Hope and Perseverance With ‘Hometown Heroes’ Parade

The Canyon of Heroes march from the Battery to City Hall honored health care workers, transit workers, food deliverers and other essential workers who kept the city going during the pandemic. It marked New York’s first ticker-tape salute since 2019.

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City Starts Kicking Thousands of Homeless People From Hotels Back to Shelters

For some New Yorkers, emergency housing during the pandemic offered a life line: the privacy and peace of a safe and comfortable hotel room. That will now end by late July. Moving day for men at the Upper West Side’s Lucerne Hotel came Monday.

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CUNY Community College Students Need Help Covering Big Costs to Get Back to Class, Study Says

The Center for an Urban Future finds most two-year school students drop out before getting their degrees. A program called ASAP that helps them across the finish line is facing city budget cuts as New York emerges from the pandemic.

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Making a Stink About Lack of Bathrooms at Brooklyn’s Betsy Head Park

The Parks Department says real bathrooms will be completed next year. But there are no signs pointing out to port-a-potties blocks away from playgrounds and fields. "Why would they do this to families in Brownsville?" one woman asked.

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PHOTOS: Following 2020’s Float-ing Graduation, Seniors Celebrate Together

After documenting the Manhattan Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management’s door-to-door graduation in 2020, THE CITY returned this year to see the high school’s in-person, yet still socially distanced, revelry.

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‘It’s Exciting!’: New Yorkers Cast Ballots With Hopes of a New City for All

Our team fanned out across the five boroughs on a rainy Tuesday to talk to voters weary after an intense and confusing campaign season conducted amid a pandemic. They were united in turning out determined to cast their vote for a better future.