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2014/07/23 18:48
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The nearly century old Ridgewood Theatre building will soon be transformed into 50 apartments. View Full Caption But the facade of the building, which received landmark status in 2010, will remain in...
2014/07/23 18:48
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2014/07/22 11:48
2014/07/22 11:48
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A developer is clearing out most of an Upper East Side block, forcing several longtime restaurants to close by the end of July. Johnny Foxes at 1546 Second Ave. shut down on Sunday,...
2014/07/21 19:28
2014/07/21 19:28
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A seven-story modular apartment building called the Stack, left, is shown next to a decades-old residence in the Innwood neighborhood of New York. (AP photo: Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK — In a city...
2014/07/21 18:58
2014/07/21 18:58
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Published: July 21, 2014 - 1:09 pm The yellow cab industry in New York has reigned for decades, but market disruptors such as Lyft and Uber are threatening it, Andrew J. Hawkins writes: "We're in a...
2014/07/21 14:58
2014/07/21 14:58
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Published: July 21, 2014 - 12:01 am More than six months after he took office—and hours before departing for a 10-day family vacation in Italy—Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped to the microphones in City...
2014/07/21 10:49
2014/07/21 10:49
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The potential damage of an earthquake to multifamily buildings, as well as other structures, can be catastrophic. NEW YORK CITY�New maps created by a federal agency asserts that the East Coast in...
2014/07/18 19:58
2014/07/18 19:58
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The U.S. Geological Survey had good and bad news for New Yorkers on Thursday. In releasing its latest set of seismic maps the agency said earthquakes are a slightly lower hazard for New York City's...
2014/07/18 13:41
2014/07/18 13:41
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Christopher Gregory/Getty ImagesRick Chandler's appointment as commissioner of the Department of Buildings fills the final major vacancy of Mayor de Blasio's administration. Filling the last major...
2014/07/18 13:41
2014/07/18 13:41
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President Obama mixed the roles of world leader and Democratic moneymaker amid the fast-unfolding developments of the Malaysia Airlines crash. He spoke with heads of state and conferred with his...
2014/07/17 21:06
2014/07/17 21:06
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Interactive Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Chandler, an assistant vice president for facilities at Hunter College and a 15-year veteran of the Department of Buildings, to head the agency, one of...
2014/07/17 20:34
2014/07/17 20:34
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State officials and legislators have taken the first steps to increase Statehouse security. The "capital complex security working group" held its first session Tuesday morning. The working group is...
2014/07/17 15:55
2014/07/17 15:55
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A year after being sold for almost $7 million and six years after the final film was shown, the Ridgewood Theatre’s future is finally becoming clearer. The Department of Buildings approved a plan...
2014/07/17 12:58
2014/07/17 12:58
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Published: July 17, 2014 - 6:51 am The tone of negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers seems to have shifted since talks...
2014/07/16 23:04
2014/07/16 23:04
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More than six months after Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, the last major vacancy in city government is close to being filled. Several sources say Rick Chandler, an assistant vice president for...
2014/07/16 12:48
2014/07/16 12:48
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BROOKLYN — The hotel business is booming in Downtown Brooklyn. The neighborhood is set to nearly double its number of hotel rooms, with five new lodgings bringing approximately 1,200 new rooms to the...
2014/07/15 12:59
2014/07/15 12:59
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Published: July 15, 2014 - 8:26 am The biotech facility in the Brooklyn Army Terminal dubbed BioBAT has remained relatively empty but that is about to change, government officials said. The...
2014/07/14 13:48
2014/07/14 13:48
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Most of the tri-state area is under a flash flood watch for the next 36 hours as meteorologists predict heavy rain and strong winds to pummel the coast. Severe thunderstorms, along with isolated...
2014/07/11 11:53
2014/07/11 11:53
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The Middle East is teetering on the brink of disaster. Israel is slaughtering Palestinian families and children in Gaza. Hamas fires rockets at Israel. The too-extreme-for-al-Qaeda ISIL terrorists...
2014/07/10 15:56
2014/07/10 15:56
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A new, lucrative way of making money in the housing market has swept over the city in recent years. Move over, luxury Long Island City high-rise condos and Brooklyn brownstones, homeless shelters...
2014/07/10 14:30
2014/07/10 14:30
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New Yorkers may have the opportunity to open an investigation into the collapse of 7 World Trade Center on 9/11. The NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), an organization comprised of 9/11...
2014/07/23 18:48
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