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Rogan Show Spurs Bill for Uniform Vaccination Rules for Home and Away Teams

Legislation introduced by state Sen. Brad Hoylman would bar the double standard that allows out-of-town athletes and performers like the anti-mandate podcast comic to appear without proof of vaccination while local stars must get their shots.

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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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Gowanus Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead as de Blasio’s Team Sails Away

The City Planning Commission okayed plans to rezone the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood and bring new affordable housing, sending the City Hall-initiated plan to the City Council. Meanwhile, the mayor’s path to revamping SoHo is less clear.

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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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Lessons From NYC’s Children of 9/11 Help the Kids of COVID as School Resumes

The terror attacks showed how schools can offer mental health support after an unprecedented crisis, experts say. But because no two disasters are the same, the city faces new challenges in helping students forever upended by the pandemic.

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Ida-Deluged NYC Drainage System All But Forgotten in Climate Battle

Recent projects have expanded sewer capacity in some neighborhoods. But antiquated storm pipes leave the city vulnerable to the new normal of massive rain storms. "We need to rainproof New York City," one expert said.

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City Senators Refuse to Commit to Commission’s Redistricting Maps

THE CITY asked 10 local incumbents who stand to see their district lines redrawn by a new Independent Redistricting Commission whether they’ll vote yes on nonpartisan results. Three said no, while the others — including Queens reformer Mike Gianaris — dodged the question.

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Commercial Districts Grapple With Slowed Return to Business as Usual

Flatiron, Hudson Square, Downtown Brooklyn and the Garment District offer four studies in survival, with just 23% of Manhattan office workers back at their desks. Lures back include pedestrian space and cultural events.

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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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Pyramid Scheme: Critics Question Why Transit Spaces are ‘Hostile’ to Humans

A trio of wooden pyramids, erected atop flat metal security bollards in front Penn Station, are among examples around the city and transit system of what some call "cruel" public design features that make homeless people uncomfortable.

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Manhattan Lead Paint Confusion Casts New Doubts on Moving Public Housing to Private Management

A supervisor assigned to oversee possible lead paint removal didn’t have certification. Meanwhile, an asbestos removal firm with a record of violations was hired. Some elected officials say NYCHA must pause transferring buildings to private firms.

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COVID-Concerned Community Boards Ready to Break State Law to Keep Online Meetings

As cases of the Delta variant rise, community board leaders are urging city and state officials to re-suspend rules requiring in-person sessions. Under state open meeting law, any member Zooming in must allow the public to join them — in person.

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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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New York City’s Population Booms — But Not for Everyone, Everywhere

New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.

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Alleged Mold Coverup Stains Public Housing Move to Private Management

A developer charged with taking over a NYCHA housing complex in Upper Manhattan patched over toxic mold with sheetrock, an investigation found. The discovery added to some tenants’ doubts about so-called RAD conversions.

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Washington Square Park Neighbors Pleaded for Help, Records Show

In scores of reports to 311, locals complained about loud music, rowdy partying and fireworks at the iconic Greenwich Village park, the subject of a controversial curfew. "We’re desperate. Please help," one resident wrote.

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World Trade Center’s First Residential Tower Sparks Affordable-Housing Fight 

The last re-building block of the World Trade Center could be a 900-foot residential skyscraper on the former home of the Deutsche Bank Building. A quarter of its 1,325 apartments are earmarked for "affordable housing" — but local 9/11 survivors want more.

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Blood Pressure: Workers Say NYC Lab Firm Discriminated Against Chinese Employees

Six Chinese phlebotomists employed by BioReference Laboratories are alleging years of unequal pay and work conditions. They’ve filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while preparing a lawsuit.

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‘A Default Sewer System’: Subway Flooding Is Bigger Than Just the MTA

The super soaking of stations in Manhattan and The Bronx this week underscored the exposure of the nearly 117-year-old subway system to climate change — and highlighted the resiliency challenges still facing the MTA and the city at large.