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The Death of a Once Great City | Harper's Magazine
The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence
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2 days ago by andyhuey
In Most Subway Emergencies, Don't Pull The Emergency Brake
Don't pull the subway's emergency brake unless someone is in mortal danger if the subway continues to move forward. The police can't easily get to you if your train is stopped between stations and it takes somewhere between five and fifteen minutes to get a train moving after the brake is pulled.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Elevators are a win, but L-train shutdown fight still on track
The MTA agreed to install handicap-accessible elevators at the Sixth Ave stop on the L during the L train shutdown. Advocates are also calling for elevators to be added to the Third Ave stop.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Port Authority could use eminent domain to build LaGuardia AirTrain - Curbed NY
The Port Authority has plans to give LaGuardia an AirTrain, but it may resort to eminent domain to get the land necessary for it.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Federal judge upholds $6.75 million in damages awarded to 5Pointz artists
5Pointz artists had their landmark lawsuit upheld against developer Jerry Wolkoff for violating the federal Visual Artists Rights Act. The damages of $6.75 million stays.
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2 days ago by robblatt
For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave
New York City public schoolteachers will get paid parental leave beginning this fall, providing six weeks of paid leave and up to 12 or 14 weeks depending on the birth itself. Previously, teachers had to use sick time for all of their parental leave.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Ceiling Collapses At Borough Hall Subway Station
A portion of the ceiling at Borough Hall on the 4/5 in Brooklyn collapsed. The subways are in fine shape.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Hotly-contested 80 Flatbush clear in delineating borders: Downtown & Brownstone
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle comprehensibly looks at the extremely controversial 80 Flatbush, the problems, the proposed changes, and next steps.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Attack on subway worker is 'attack on all of us,' MTA chairman Joseph Lhota says
“I do believe that an attack on any one of them is an attack on all of us” -MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, speaking about a train conductor who was attacked in Brooklyn. Let's hope if the 2015 situation where an off-duty NYPD officer attacked a conductor repeats itself, he sings the same song. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/allegedly-assaulted-subway-worker-busted-source-article-1.2097479
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2 days ago by robblatt
Xiu Qing You, immigrant dad detained by ICE, granted stay of deportation, Legal Aid says
Xiu Qing You, the man detained by ICE last month, was given a stay of deportation.
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2 days ago by robblatt
NYC Parks Cuts the Ribbon on Louis Simeone Park, Marks Completion of $3.2 Million Upgrade
Louis Simeone Park in Corona Park is now open after a $3.2 million upgrade that added a new playground, a spray shower, new swings, and fitness equipment.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Services - Property Protection - NYPD
You can register your bicycle with the city. They engrave a serial number on it and attach a one way sticker so in the event of it being stolen, it can be identified and returned.
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2 days ago by robblatt
This Pride, Don’t Fall for Restaurants That Are Just Being Gay-for-Pay
Gay-for-pay. Eater calls out restaurants cashing in on Pride.
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2 days ago by robblatt
NYC will honor notable women with new public monuments
The Department of Cultural Affairs committed $10 to a new effort called "She Built NYC," which will honor historical women with public artwork.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm Compares Migrant Children Separated From Families To Daycare
"The United States has taken good care of these children" -convicted felon and Republican congressional candidate Michael Grimm talking about the children separated from their parents at the border.
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2 days ago by robblatt
BAM Park Accidentally Opens to the Public Following Spike Lee Film Shoot
BAM Park, which randomly opened after being closed for over a decade, is closed again. It was opened to film Netflix/Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" and was was accidentally left unlocked.
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2 days ago by robblatt
Top Middle Schools Must Take Struggling Students, City Says
The city is moving forward with its desegregation plan for middle schools. This was the plan that made parents on the Upper West side lose their shit when it was announced.
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2 days ago by robblatt

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