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This story was originally published on OCT. 14 by THE CITY.  BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH, THE CITY | A much-celebrated, years-long effort to convert a former all-female prison on Manhattan’s West Side to a hub for women is over, its backers announced. In an abrupt move, the NoVo Foundation — the philanthropy group founded by […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Greenwich Village activists gathered outside the former West 9th Street home of muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn on Oct. 7 to dedicate in his honor an historic plaque that Village Preservation furnished. “Finn, though not a household name, had a remarkable career,” said Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman […]

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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 JOSEFA VELASQUEZ AND RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH, THE CITY | This story was first published on Oct. 4 by The City. A Financial District couple who discovered their apartment should have been rent regulated in exchange for a landlord tax break filed a class-action lawsuit Friday seeking rent reductions and refunds. Bruce Hackney and Tim Smith’s lawsuit alleges […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | New development projects continue in West Chelsea, as a deal has been reached for a real estate company to redevelop office space on the top six floors of the old Morgan North Post Office. Part of the massive Art Deco building, which was built in 1933, is still used as a […]

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This photo of the Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is from 1910. The bridge had been completed just one year earlier, opening to the public on March 30, 1909 and having a ten-cent toll to drive over. At the time, the bridge was the fourth-longest in the world and was called […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Many New Yorkers have probably had the jarring experience of nighttime construction work in their neighborhood and wondered, ‘How is that allowed to happen?’ Now, a bill has been introduced in the City Council that would limit how often such construction can occur. Council Member Carlina Rivera introduced a bill in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As retail vacancies have remained an ongoing problem in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a citywide report showing the broader scope of the problem, including empty retail space having doubled in the last decade. The report found that since 2007, the city’s vacancy rate rose from 4 percent […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | One would think that buying a home close to a Manhattan subway station would cost substantially more than a residence a few blocks away. But that’s not necessarily true, according to one study. PropertyShark released on Oct. 1 the results of a study focused on median sales prices for homes close […]

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BY JOSEFA VELAZQUEZ, THE CITY | This story was first published on Sept. 30 by The City. A key task of the state housing agency just got a lot tougher with a new rent law that expands tenants’ rights and the time they have to file complaints alleging their landlords overcharged them. Yet the Division of Housing and […]

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