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--The fire department says faulty wiring in a neighboring building caused the fire that destroyed the historic Middle Collegiate Church. --The mayor refuses to clarify his role in the firing of Ricardo Morales, a central figure in the Rivington...

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--Posters maligning elected officials for the East River resiliency plan have been denounced as racist. --Remembering Miguel Algarín, the creative force behind the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. --A fire broke out in an abandoned building Saturday, spreading to Middle Collegiate Church,...

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--The coronavirus effect: Even though rising numbers of New Yorkers are going hungry,  the lines at the Bowery Mission were shorter than normal on Thanksgiving Day. --P.S. 188 on the Lower East Side serves a large homeless population, but...

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--The Related Companies has made a deal worth more than $400 million to buy Lands End II, the large Section 8 buildings in the Two Bridges area. The current owners, L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group, will apparently...

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--No surprises in New York's down ballot races. Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney glided to victory. The same story for State Sen. Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou. --See New Yorkers celebrating the election outcome from one end...

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--The city is planning protected bike lanes along Avenue C and East Houston Street to accommodate bicyclists who sooner or later will be diverted from East River Park due to resiliency-related construction. --At a recent community board meeting, city...

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--The Strand, experiencing a catastrophic loss in business due to COVID-19, is asking for help. --Jing Fong, Chinatown's largest restaurant, reopens for indoor dining. "But the elephant in the room, as it is with many restaurants around the city,...

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--Tyrese Haspil pleads not guilty in the murder of his former boss, tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh. The grizzly crime happened in Saleh's Lower East Side condo. --Cancel rent? Chinatown landlord Jan Lee says it's not quite so simple: "All of...

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--The mayor announces plans for a Soho rezoning, which he says will set the stage for more affordable housing and also make it easier for businesses to open and operate. Critics believe it's really a misguided plan for upzoning...

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--A lengthy battle over the subsidized art studios at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center takes a new twist. --Street vendors, aided by City Council member Margaret Chin, push for legislation to allow more vendor permits. --Essex Crossing developers...
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