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  • Panel Approves Historic Rent Freeze

    For the first time in its history, the city's Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday to freeze rents for roughly 1 million rent-stabilized tenants. 

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  • Christie to Announce 2016 Run Today

    The Republican is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School where he experienced some of his first political victories.

  • Breaking The Ramadan Fast In A Cab At 50 MPH

    The Sporkful

    We fill a taxi full of food and take it to JFK Airport at sundown to break the Ramadan fast with Muslim cab drivers. What could go wrong?




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  • Co-Op City Not Cooperating, Say Regulators

    The board of Co-Op City has been warned by regulators that it's entering a crisis of its own making and could face a non-monetary default.

  • Pedestrians Deaths Holding Steady in NYC

    At the end of June, 59 pedestrians have been killed in New York City traffic crashes, compared to 60 this time last year, despite the mayor's efforts to bring down the numbers.

  • State Board Will Raise Wages of New York's Fast Food Workers

    The board says it will authorize a "substantial" raise, but would not say when the increase would occur or how much it would be.

  • The Fight Over the City's Flood Zones Will Matter for Years to Come

    Make them too big, and homeowners will pay unnecessary insurance premiums; too small, and residents will — once again — suffer.

  • Central Park Now Partially Car-Free

    Sections of Central Park are permanently closed to traffic. But that hasn't stopped some people from grumbling.

Arts and Culture

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  • Jamaica Bay, Queens Has Its Own Guardian

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Jamaica Bay guardian, Don Riepe, has recruited thousands of volunteers to help him plant marshes to protect the wildlife and Queens citizens from extreme natural disasters. 

  • An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

    Studio 360

    As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.

  • With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

    Morning Edition

    After years of writing hits for stars like Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton has released an album that's entirely his own.

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  • The Life Behind The Voice

    “What Happened, Miss Simone?" explores the complicated life and career of singer Nina Simone.

Tech and Media

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  • Melissa Block Takes On Expanded Role At NPR News

    After more than 12 years anchoring All Things Considered, senior host Melissa Block is moving into an expanded role as special correspondent with NPR News.

  • What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage

    Note to Self

    Why one online divorce start-up might spell change for family law writ large. In other words: Silicon Valley thinks Gwyneth Paltrow might be onto something.

  • An App that Weeds Out Nightmare Roommates

    The Takeaway

    In a city where individuals scraping by often share apartments with three or four other people, roommate horror stories are all too common. A new app seeks to change that.

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