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With declining populations and stagnant economies, upstate New York communities are seeing more abandoned houses. (Photo: DenisTangneyJr/iStock) Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has announced a new plan to help the “chronic” homeless get off the streets. (Photo: ablokhin/iStock) Read More.
The city needs to change its laws to reflect contemporary land use and permit Noho and Soho to grow and change (Photo: peterspiro/iStock) Read More.
An enormous amount of public space in the city is devoted to parking. (Photo: LeoPatrizi/iStock) Read More.
Amazon has announced plans to open an office in Hudson Yards to house 1,500 employees. (Photo: jetcityimage/iStock) Read More.
A few years ago, Times Square was overrun by people dressed as popular cartoon characters, harassing tourists for money. (Photo: 400tmax/iStock) Read More.
New NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea has expressed concern about the effect of the state’s criminal-justice reform measures on public safety.(Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Read More.
Politicians are demanding higher taxes to make up the budget deficit. (Photo: Pool/Getty Images) Read More.
The NYPD’s new top cop, Commissioner Dermot Shea, takes charge. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Read More.
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