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BL Weekend: Love Songs, 'Rasheeda Speaking' & Jeffrey Sachs

Friday, March 06, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: A History of Love Songs (First) | 'Rasheeda Speaking' (Starts at 18:35) | Jeffrey Sachs (Starts at 31:02)
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Taxpayer Subsidy Allows Time Inc. To Slash Jobs

Friday, March 06, 2015

A $7 million state grant kept the publisher of Time and Sports Illustrated from moving to New Jersey. But Time can still cut nearly a third of its workforce.

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Sustainable Development 101

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs offers practical advice for achieving measurable improvement in the lives of those living in the developing world.

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No Smooth Sailing at Meeting on Seaport

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Special Landmarks Committee of Manhattan Communtiy Board 1 draws contentious, overflowing crowd.

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NYC To Invest $25M in Hunts Point Facility

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The funds will pay for energy backup and better quality electric generators at the Hunts Point food distribution center.

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Cranes Over Buffalo

Friday, October 31, 2014

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The upstate city, which voted against Gov. Cuomo four years ago, is on the cusp of a comeback with a promised $1 billion state investment. But not everyone is feeling the glow.

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What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Settling on a definition can be as hard as finding an affordable apartment.

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The Development Formerly Known as Atlantic Yards

Monday, August 04, 2014

The controversial project shall be known henceforth as "Pacific Park."

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There Are Still Places in New York Where You Can’t Build Highrises

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.

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City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.

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Countdown to de Blasio's Big Housing Reveal

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Spoiler Alert: Community groups might not like the plan's zoning changes.

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Report Documents Growing Housing Crisis in NYC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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New York City's Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a report highlighting the numerous challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio faces as his administration develops an affordable housing strategy expected to be released by May 1.

“Despite multi-billion dollar initiatives to expand the affordable housing stock in New York City, apartments have ...

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Summer Begins with Egg Cream Splash at Coney Island

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Luna Park Opens, but the Cyclone is too scary for some.

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Half a Billion in Workforce Programs Is Not Working

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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City vows to make workforce development more relevant.

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If They Build It, Will They Come — to Staten Island?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Developers' plans for a new outlet mall, housing and a Ferris wheel have owners of existing attractions hoping for a new wave of tourists.

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The Battle Over the Domino Sugar Development

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is signalling that affordable housing is how he’s going to get New York City to be more equitable.

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In Central Harlem, Breaking into the Middle Class Isn't Easy

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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In a section of central Harlem, the median income has doubled in the last decade. But not everyone in the neighborhood is being lifted by the rising tide.

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Alicia Glen Tapped to Lead City's Housing and Economic Development

Monday, December 23, 2013

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Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.

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Greenland Group Initial Atlantic Yards Contribution: $200M

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Additional information has been released about the pending joint venture between Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises and Shanghai-based Greenland Group and the development at Atlantic Yards.

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Atlantic Yards Gets Cash from China

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises has a new majority investor in the 22-acre mixed use project in Prospect Heights, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group.

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