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NYC’s Congressional Incumbents Outpacing Progressive Challengers in Fundraising Fights

Three years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down a powerful House mainstay, left-leaning newcomers are still trying to oust the city’s old guard. Veteran lawmakers are well funded — but are headed for an unpredictable election year, thanks to redistricting.

Red Hook NYCHA Tenants Face New Gas Outages in Maddening Pattern

Nearly 100 households at the Brooklyn complex have been without cooking gas for a week and NYCHA has no timeline for repairs. It’s a story that’s played out repeatedly in recent years at the borough’s biggest public housing development.

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After Years in Limbo, NYC Immigrants See Hope in Biden Plan to Help Make Temporary Stays Permanent 

Roughly 25,000 immigrant New Yorkers with temporary protected status could secure a pathway to citizenship under a new immigration plan proposed by the new administration. One local lawmaker urges quick action.

NYC Congressional Reps Describe ‘Sheer Insanity’ as Insurrectionists Stormed Capitol

Reps. Ritchie Torres, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez detail being thrust into the frightening chaos on a day when the final stamp on Joe Biden’s election got stampeded by rioters acting in the name of Donald Trump, a son of Queens.

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NYCHA Backs Look at Fan Plan to Head Off New COVID Wave in Public Housing

After THE CITY reported that housing complexes hardest hit by the pandemic rely on aging ventilation systems, NYCHA boos agrees to Gillibrand and Velázquez’s demand for independent study.

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Gillibrand and Velázquez Demand NYCHA Clear the Air in Apartments Ahead of COVID-19 Second Wave

Citing THE CITY’s reporting, the two elected officials said poor ventilation in public housing, due to aging and broken fans, could help spread the coronavirus this winter.

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Trump HUD Cuts Target Public Housing Fixes and Apartment Vouchers

Local Congressional leaders assail planned budget slashing, which come as NYCHA battles mold and lead, and city grapples with housing crisis.

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How NYCHA Lead and Repairs Scams Started Under Mike Bloomberg’s Mayoral Watch

The former mayor, now running for president, never publicly questioned nearly 200K logged public housing fixes prosecutors later found never happened.

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Calls for Chopper Ban Over City After Deadly Midtown Crash

Following a terrifying scene atop a Seventh Avenue skyscraper, New York politicians want to ground unnecessary helicopter flights.


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