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How a NYC Non-Profit Did a $26.5 Million Real Estate Deal Without Selling Its Building

Friday, January 16, 2015

WNYC
It sold something that's become equally valuable: air.

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Airport Workers, Elected Officials Block LGA Entrance to Demand Better Wages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Airport workers sat down on the 94th Street bridge leading to LaGuardia to demand higher pay, benefits and a unionized contract from the Port Authority.

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More Problems at Rikers, But Also a Move Toward Reform

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A former Department of Correction Commissioner says reform must come with a culture change.

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Mayor Says Housing Goals on Track

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Bill de Blasio said the city is on track to finance 200K affordable units within 10 years.

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Cuba Announcement Continues to Send Ripples Through New Jersey

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NJ Spotlight
If you think Washington is divided over Obama's new Cuba policy, check out how much disagreement there is between Cuban-Americans and their relatives back home.  

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Call for Return of Chesimard Complicated by Murky Case

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Debate continues over Black Liberation Army member convicted in 1979 for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.  

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Probe Finds Widespread Problems in Hiring of NYC Jail Guards

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A report by the Department of Investigation revealed applicants were hired despite arrest records and gang ties.

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7 Metaphors For That Super Skinny New Skyscraper

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Is it a giant toothpick? A dried piece of spaghetti? You decide.

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Tax Breaks Look Good from 90 Stories Up

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sales of skyscraper apartments are a boon to the city's tax revenue, but some lawmakers say these ultra-expensive penthouses are getting a break because of our flawed tax system.

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De Blasio Stresses Officer Safety, Blasts Anti-Police Protesters

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
The mayor signaled he's open to hearing more about what NYPD officers need to do their job, while offering harsh words to some anti-police protesters.

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City Officials Assess Vision Zero, One Year In

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As city officials tout the first year of traffic safety improvements under Vision Zero, they say there is room for improvement.

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Discord in Police Union Could Topple Lynch

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
A shoving match at a delegates meeting in Queens Tuesday night could point to bigger problems for PBA President Patrick Lynch.

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Cuomo Proposes Middle-, Low-Income Property Tax Cut

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
Cuomo said the plan would give roughly $950 in tax relief each year to more than one million New Yorkers.

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NYC Jail Guards Use of Force a Record in 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Correction officers reported using force 4,074 times last year, including 406 incidents in September alone.

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More Subsidized Rentals Found in Less Desirable Neighborhoods

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
If you're looking for an affordable rental in, you'll also probably live somewhere with higher violent crime and fewer jobs.

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The Chinese Guide to Buying Real Estate in New York

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among China’s wealthy set, the party buzz is that it’s time to start buying foreign property. Now, a Chinese-developed tower is shooting up on the Brooklyn waterfront.

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Legionnaires' Disease Found at Co-op City; Eight Sickened

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Eight of the Bronx's 12 cases of Legionnaires' disease since December were found in Co-op City.

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Christie's 'State of the State' Speech Nods at State of the Nation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The New Jersey Governor highlighted the accomplishments of his five years in office while beginning his pivot towards a national audience.

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City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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Religious Leaders Pray for de Blasio

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
With the rift between the mayor and police still wide open, about a dozen clergy members gathered at City Hall on Tuesday for a prayer vigil.

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