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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Rikers Island With Four Borough-Based Jails

The New York City Council made a momentous decision Thursday intended to shutter Rikers Island and replace the infamous prison with four borough-based jails, including one at 125 White St. in Chinatown. It was a hard-fought victory for Mayor de...

City Planning Commission Approves Borough-Based Jail Plan; City Council Hearing Thursday (Updated)

The City Planning Commission Tuesday voted in favor of the mayor's plan to replace Rikers Island with four borough-based jails, including a large new prison complex at 125 White St. in Chinatown. The commission voted 9-3 in favor of a...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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