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Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market is not just a place to get fresh groceries — it’s a vital space for community. Except there was a problem: The market next to Riverdale Temple on Independence Avenue didn’t operate during the winter. more
Robbery is bad. But what’s worse? Attempting to rob a place and leaving with nothing. more
The city council made history when it elected Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams its new Speaker. Adams is only the third woman — and the first African American one — ever to lead the city legislative body. For Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, this vote was a “momentous occasion.” more
Live in a co-op for 60 years, one might expect that if something breaks, management will be there to fix it immediately. When water flooded the kitchen of Murray and Rita Hyman at 3720 Independence Ave., they thought repairs would be quick and easy. They were wrong. more
For Manuel Casanova, the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year by a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump showed how divided the country truly is. In fact, it served as a call to action for him to run for office himself. more
Courts will look a bit different thanks to a pair of bills authored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul. more
It looks like New York City — and maybe even most of the country — has made it through the latest coronavirus surge. But Mayor Eric Adams still wants to make sure hospital workers can get a break after laboring around the clock. And he’s enlisted transportation department secretary Ydianis Rodriguez and Lyft to help. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
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