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BY GABE HERMAN | As different sections of Hudson Yards have been officially opening in recent weeks, the latest ribbon-cutting was for 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest commercial office tower in the new development. The April 3 opening was attended by hundreds of real estate and business executives. They joined officials from Related and Oxford, the […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | If you have a dog, Central Park in the early morning is the place to be. Dogs can be off leash, and on a nice day, hundreds of good boys and girls run happily amok — chasing squirrels and generally having the most-fun dog party ever. Martha Redding is a lawyer who […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mayor de Blasio’s plan for new borough-based jails to replace Rikers Island recently moved through more steps in the review and approval process. Administration officials presented a draft environmental impact statement, or D.E.I.S., on March 22, which showed that the four new jails would be slightly smaller than previously expected. Specifically, the […]

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This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2019 by THE CITY. BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH | Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is threatening legal action over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to override public review at a contentious private development at a public housing complex on the Upper East Side, according to a letter she […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local community groups and residents filed a lawsuit on March 22 against the city to stop the Two Bridges developments from going forward. Among those who filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court are Lower East Side Organized Neighbors and Chinese Staff & Workers’ Association. The suit echoes the argument in a […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Many New Yorkers dream of having a little outdoor space of their own. But for those lucky enough to afford a bit of earth (or balcony or roof deck), do they really use it? My first post-college apartments (with a bunch of roommates) in Boston was a rowhouse with a deck and […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | Two middle-aged New York City Hells Angels — one nearly bald with a luxuriant Zapata mustache — were sitting on a clubhouse bench Sunday afternoon. They were drinking coffee and enjoying the sunshine near 77 E. Third St., once the bikers’ home sweet home. This reporter asked them if there was a broker on site now […]

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | On March 18, the City Council’s Small Business Committee held a hearing on nine bills that Mark Gjonaj, the committee’s chairperson, claims would help struggling small businesses. This was the largest number of bills submitted at any one time to “help” small businesses. Meanwhile, lawmakers in all boroughs are hosting forums and […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtown photographer Milo Hess would not have missed the opportunity to shoot Vessel at the opening of Hudson Yards on Fri., March 15. The interactive sculpture is the centerpiece of the new complex, located just south of the Javits Convention Center. The newly constructed structure offers some great views of the Hudson […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Out of sheer nosiness, I’ll occasionally look at listings in our building. One floored me: I had no idea our neighbors were so chic! Then I clicked the next photo and saw reality: a vacant unit with rusty radiators and peeling paint. It was virtually staged — digitally repaired and repainted, with new […]

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