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Should electricity remain a utility — or should it be a right? more
If there’s one thing the candidates in the March 23 special election may agree on, it’s that not enough people came out to vote.  Barely 9,000 of the district’s 90,000 registered voters cast early, live or absentee ballots in the race. For Mino Lora — who currently sits in second place in the race to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen behind early frontrunner Eric Dinowitz — this low turnout is by design. more
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera — who leads the latest push for universal health care in New York — has made a choice in the March 23 city council special election: Mino Lora and Jessica Haller. more
When a typical New York City apartment dweller has something that needs fixing — a water leak, or the heater isn’t working — it’s normally addressed with a quick call to the superintendent or landlord. That’s not the case for handyman Nelson Talavera. There’s no calling anybody. If he need something in his apartment fixed, he fixes it himself. more
Horace Mann School administrators have withdrawn plans — at least for now — to renovate a landmark-protected home at 4456 Tibbett Ave. more
More than 6,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19 in New York as of Wednesday, and outside of New York City, numbers appear to indicate that three out of every four of those deaths were white. But inside New York City, it appears to be a much different story — and local elected officials aren't happy about it. more
The city streets already are quite empty, but for Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, it's just not enough. He's urging both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to follow suit with what's happened in California and Italy, and completely shut down New York City. more
It was the federal holiday set aside to honor civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But Hawk Newsome isn’t too fond of how this beacon of hope is remembered. more
Making the list is important for a new nightclub, or getting that elusive reservation in the city’s hottest restaurant. But one list no one should be clamoring for is the public advocate’s annual “Worst Landlord List,” designed to publicize and shame the worst apartment building owners in the city. more
In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored a resolution in the lower chamber to honor the Apollo 11 mission, which culminated with Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969. more
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