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Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles

Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles
Thus began a 2001 article by Eric Lipton in The New York Times. It must come as no surprise to the reader that almost 15 years later, ProPublica detailed how New York City failed to police expensive tax subsidies it gave out to developers in exchange for limiting rent increases and including a modest number of affordable apartments in projects.
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100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day

100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day
On the coldest morning New York City has seen this winter, a stream of teenage students hit a bottleneck at the front of a Brooklyn school building. They shed their jackets, gloves and belts, shivering as they wait to pass through a metal detector and send their backpacks through an x-ray machine. School safety agents stand nearby, poised to step in if the alarm bleats.
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Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways

Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways
Guess who's back? Right-wing blogger Pamela Geller is bringing back her Islamophobia with a new set of anti-Muslim ads set to run on New York City's buses and subways. It's part of her effort to bring freedom to America, you know, by suppressing the freedom of religion.
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Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD

Stop n' Think: NYC Scores Veto-Proof Majority for Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Racial Profiling by the NYPD
The New York City Council has passed two bills with a veto-proof majority that will expand oversight of the NYPD. The new bills will allow New Yorkers a legal means to challenge the city’s controversial "stop and frisk" program. They also aim to limit the police department's ability to racially profile New York citizens
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Chaz Bolte
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Lawmakers Override Bloomberg Veto, Make New York the Most Populous City to Implement Paid Sick Leave

Lawmakers Override Bloomberg Veto, Make New York the Most Populous City to Implement Paid Sick Leave
Early Thursday, lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early to make New York City the most populous place in the United States where businesses must provide workers with paid sick days. Advocates say workers shouldn't have to choose between their physical and financial health. And customers and colleagues shouldn't have to be exposed to employees who come to work sick.
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Jennifer Peltz
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REPORT: A Whopping 84% of NYC Fast Food Workers Have Experienced Wage Theft

REPORT: A Whopping 84% of NYC Fast Food Workers Have Experienced Wage Theft
A staggering new statistic does much to explain why fast food workers are striking from New York to Milwaukee. According to Fast Food Forward, 84% of fast food workers surveyed report having experienced wage theft at least once. For delivery workers, the number is an incredulous 100 percent.
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Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points

Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points
Anthony Weiner is embarking on an audacious comeback quest, hoping to go from punch line pol whose tweeted crotch shot was emblazoned on the nation's consciousness to Mayor of America's biggest city, New York. The Democrat is jumping into a crowded field for September's primary.
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Steve Cooper
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Stop and Frisk: Why It's Good for Everyone

Stop and Frisk: Why It's Good for Everyone
Finally, the trial many New Yorkers and those who care about civil liberties, racial profiling and the criminal injustice system across the U.S. is underway in the New York City Federal Courthouse at Pearl Street.
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