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New York’s Rents Drop as Vacancies Increase. Could Rent Regulation be Next Thing to Fall?

The city’s "in flux," says a Brooklyn mover who’s doing big storage business. Experts say some New Yorkers’ should-I-stay-or-should-I-go dilemmas signal more uncertainty ahead.

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Family Says Body-Cam Video Counters NYPD Account in Queens Taser Death

 Police said 29-year-old George Zapantis was Tased after approaching cops while carrying a sword. His cousin and a family lawyer said footage shows he was unarmed.

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NYC Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open with Loans — and Time — Running Out

Owners say outdoor dining isn’t making up for losses, and jobs are down 70% as city’s Phase Four begins. Some eateries are within months — or even weeks — of shuttering for good.

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Korean-Owned Beauty Store’s Pact With Black Customers Starts Neighborhood Partnership

Feel Beauty and 100 Suits for 100 Men team up after threatened boycott, forging a bond amid memories of a painful, decades-old Brooklyn clash.

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Hospitals Steel for Possible Virus Resurgence, Unsure of Their Financial Future

Private health care networks treated most COVID-19 patients, but lost dollars could yield cuts to services even as they brace for a second wave.

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‘Mommy, Come Home’: Queens Mother Demands Answers in Death of Son Tased by NYPD Cops

Neighbors say they told police George Zapantis was mentally ill and asked them to hold off. Video suggests police shocked him at least once as he held no weapon.

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NYC Developers Push to Jump-Start Public Review of Key Construction Projects

Many proposals, from Brooklyn rezoning to new plans for Queens Amazon site, are frozen. The city will decide who goes first based on help for pandemic recovery and racial inequality.

How an Edge for Neighborhood Residents Skews the Odds in NYC’s Housing Lotteries

The "community preference" that allots half of affordable apartments to locals is under fire in a federal civil rights lawsuit — and makes getting a place harder for many.

Affordable Housing Lottery Odds Worst for Those Who Can Afford the Least

THE CITY analyzed 18 million applications for apartments and confirmed low-income applicants’ deeply felt sense that the system is stacked against them.

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How COVID-19 Hit Puerto Rican New Yorkers Hard in The Bronx and Beyond

Social vulnerability factors increase the possibility of infection and death in places where many Puerto Ricans live, the Center for Investigative Journalism found.


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PHOTOS: Graduation Float Meets Students Celebrating at a Social Distance

Faculty at Manhattan’s Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management drove to students’ homes across the city to celebrate the rite of passage amid a pandemic.

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Primary Marred by Missing Ballots and Busted Machines, Voters Say

Final day of voting yields frustrations as many say they never got absentee ballots and others reported confusion at the polls.

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Primary Day Is Next Week. Here Are Key Contests to Watch in New York City.

Dozens of races will be on the ballot in the five boroughs on June 23, including 11 Congressional contests. Just tuning in? Here’s what you need to know

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Locals’ Lawsuit Slams Flushing Waterfront Development Project

The city’s real estate review process has been stalled for months, but now Queens activists are looking to block a proposal that could bring hotels, offices and luxury apartments to the banks of the Flushing River.

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Cries of Justice for George Floyd Reach and Roil New York

As protests rippled across the nation, demonstrators massed throughout the city to voice outrage over the 46-year-old man’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police.

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NYCHA Tenants Struggle to Obtain Offered Rent Reductions After Job Losses

Despite policy that residents don’t need proof of unemployment, many say they’re getting snagged by demands for paperwork.  

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Hundreds Died of COVID at NYC Nursing Homes With Spotless Infection Inspections

State Department of Health gave clean bills of health for infection control to at least 25 facilities, even as the coronavirus raged through them.

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NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service

Meanwhile, e-book purchases grow as officials serve readers’ immediate needs while preparing for a technological transformation hastened by pandemic.

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Texas Firm Reaps Millions Booking COVID Hotel Rooms for NYC

When homeless New Yorkers and other guests check in for taxpayer-funded isolation hotel stays, the Austin outfit makes $27 a night, records show.

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Remember Their Names: NYC Veterans Nursing Home Staff Leaks List of 48 Who Died

Workers at state-run Queens home demand justice for fallen veterans with an act of defiance, honor and remembrance ahead of Memorial Day.

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