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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea public housing residents protested this spring after the mayor proposed a plan that would let private developers build on public land as a way to raise needed funds for the NYCHA developments. Now, before the plan goes any further, elected officials have announced a working group that will include local […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | A rally to protest the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers took place in Battery Park on Saturday as visitors to Ellis Island queued outside of Castle Clinton. Advocates with The New York Immigration Coalition addressed how the Trump administration has been separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The rally’s […]

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By Shaye Weaver | Twelve Democrats vying for the presidency return to the debate stage on Tuesday night, and as they do, hundreds of New Yorkers will take to bars to watch them flourish or flub. One watch party at RPM Underground is making a game of it — caucus style. For each of the candidates, there […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Hundreds from the tri-state area took to the streets , joining similar marches nationwide, to make a demand on elected representatives. The message was singular, the chants focused: “Impeach Now!” Supporters of more than four organizations — including By the People, March for Truth, Rise and Resist and Women’s March — […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A large stretch of the West Side Highway is getting a lower speed limit as part of an effort to improve traffic safety under the Vision Zero program, officials announced on Oct. 10. Starting Oct. 12, the speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 30 mph from Battery Place up […]

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BY LEE BERMAN | I am outraged at the Oct. 5 mass homicide in Chinatown—and am furious that neither the mayor, our local or state elected officials or even our community boards will be called out as being complicit in the murder of four defenseless people. A modern civilized society does not allow its most […]

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BY JIMIN KIM | Nearly 200 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, in solidarity with the pro-Hong Kong independence protests overseas. Activists folded origami paper cranes and posted signed sticky notes on Lennon Walls, which are synonymous with the pro-Hong Kong movement. Protests in Hong Kong are escalating following the Hong […]

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BY BEN FRACTENBERG, GABRIEL SANDOVAL AND JOSE MARTINEZ, THE CITY | This story was first published on Oct. 8 by THE CITY. The beating deaths of four homeless men sleeping on the streets of Chinatown early Saturday shocked the city. But for some New Yorkers without a permanent home, the killings confirmed an unease that has them […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | A rally through the streets of Chinatown on Sunday brought out opponents of the mayor’s borough-based jail plan from four of the city’s five boroughs. Residents of Chinatown called on Councilwoman Margaret Chin to vote against the borough-based jail plan as a ULURP application including all four locations goes to a City […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | They may have been without a home, but the four victims of Saturday’s murder spree in Chinatown were mourned at a Monday vigil as part of the community. The Oct. 7 vigil and rally took place at Chinatown’s Chatham Square, just steps away from where four homeless men were brutally bludgeoned […]

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