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  1. 'Stop and Frisk' is Over, But Low-Level NYPD Encounters Now Raise ConcernsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | City Limits

    Dister says he has frequently been approached by police officers in situations where he did not feel free to leave. But those encounters likely did not show up in the official tally of 'stops.'

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  2. Report Finds Deep Need for Open Space in Brooklyn & Bronx NabesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | City Limits

    Brownsville in Brooklyn and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx are communities plagued by insufficient parkland and unacceptable park conditions, according to new reports from New Yorkers for Parks, an independent citywide research and advocacy organization. In the assessment of each area's open space, Brownsville failed 10 of the 14 open space benchmarks.

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  3. Who's Funding Former IDC Members and their Primary Challengers?Read the original story

    Tuesday | City Limits

    Some of the contestants in districts once represented by the IDC, clockwise from top left: Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Jessica Ramos, Jose Peralta, Zellnor Myrie, Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson. With additional reporting and research by members of the City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth : Wislady Corcino, Mame Diarra Niang, Janiya Taylor and Rickie Quansah.

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  4. CityViews: To Fix the Gowanus Expressway, it's Time to Bury itRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | City Limits

    'The Gowanus Expressway holds neighborhoods back-creating a painful traffic bottleneck, polluting otherwise residential neighborhoods and separating waterfront communities from the rest of Brooklyn with an aging highway.' As our city continues to grow, signs that our infrastructure is failing to keep up are all around us.

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  5. After Outcry, DOT Drops Plan to Change Traffic Flow Near Greenpoint ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | City Limits

    The DOT's proposal to change the direction of traffic on a portion of North Henry Street in Greenpoint was met with concerns from neighbors about more trucks using the narrow residential street. The city's Department of Transportation is dropping an earlier proposal to reverse the direction of traffic on a block of Greenpoint's North Henry Street near McGolrick Park , following outcry from residents who worried the change would bring more trucks toward the green space.

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  6. CityViews: Bronx Animal Lovers Must Fight for Their Borough's Proposed ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | City Limits

    The Bronx has over 1.4 million residents yet does not have its own animal shelter. Now, finally, the city has proposed a state-of-the-art facility at 2050 Bartow Avenue that will shelter over 200 homeless animals as well as provide adoption, veterinary and education services.

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  7. Watch Live: Understanding-and Reducing-Gun Violence in New YorkRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 5 | City Limits

    This revolver was recovered in the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn, according to a June 4 Twitter post by the NYPD. The gun above was not supposed to be in Brooklyn.

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  8. They Say Legal Guardians Ripped Them Off-and the State AG Let Them DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | City Limits

    Errol Rappaport near the building where his parents lived for 46 years. In 2014, after a guardianship court case, Rappaport's mother--who suffers from Alzheimer's disease--was moved to Queens.

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  9. Can the Auto-Repair Sector Survive the Jerome Ave. Rezoning?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | City Limits

    A stitched panoramic image of automotive businesses located on the East side of Jerome Avenue south of East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. Surrounded by stacks of black, dusty tires, 56-year-old Bronx resident Francisco Moran has about two months to leave the property where his tire and auto repair shop America Tires has been located for the last 18 years on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx-a move he feels was precipitated by a city rezoning plan.

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  10. CityViews: A Cause is the Cure for the Mayor's Second-Term BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | City Limits

    "The city must finalize a plan quickly," borough presidents Gale Brewer and Eric Adams urged in a recent letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding next year's L Train shutdown. Among other frightening scenarios, the letter warned that "L train riders will find themselves crowded onto other subway lines that are dangerously beyond capacity and waiting to get onto platforms so crowded that the NYPD may make riders wait on the street."

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  11. Workers Divided on the Proposed Change to the Tipped WageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | City Limits

    On a recent late May evening, Ernesto Salazar in front of a car wash where he worked for nine years, For nail salon workers and car washers, weather often dictates how much they are able to earn. By the time Yolanda de Jesus gets home each night, dinner is long over and her daughter is often asleep.

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  12. Group Assisting NYCHA Tenant Leaders has a New Name but a Long HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | City Limits

    Gov. Cuomo and NYCHA CCOP head Danny Barber in April. Barber believes At Risk Community Services has been essential to the increased visibility of the housing authority's tenant leadership.

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  13. New York City's Biggest 'Food Swamps'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | City Limits

    A "food swamp" is an area where unhealthy food, like high-calorie fast food and junk food, is more readily available than healthy food. East New York is the biggest swamp in New York City.

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  14. City's Libraries Say New Gov't Policies are Squeezing Their BudgetsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | City Limits

    New York City's libraries warn they might have to cut hours if the city doesn't boost funding to keep up with labor costs-especially new employee benefits like a higher minimum wage and paid family leave. It's not just workers who are costing more, library officials say: Books are only becoming more popular as the systems' attendance grows, but they aren't getting any cheaper.

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  15. Study Reveals Stark Income Disparities and Widespread Stress in Northern ManhattanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | City Limits

    The median income for Whites in Central Harlem is triple that of Latinos, a gap even wider than the 2:1 ratio that prevails citywide. Black households in Central Harlem, West Harlem and Washington Heights earn significantly less than Black householders elsewhere in the city.

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  16. The Gray Saga: A Two-Century Struggle to Preserve Black Wealth in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | City Limits

    The brownstone center of frame was owned by the Gray family from 1924 to 2006. Prior to that, the Grays had owned property in nearby Weeksville from 1838 to 1928.

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  17. MTA's Bus Overhaul Could be Lifeline for Healthcare Workers,...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | City Limits

    When Danna Dennis worked as a home health aide on-and-off for 13 years, a typical daily commute to a client from her own home in Crown Heights, was a grueling two hours, each way. The ride - which often entailed traveling from one outer borough to another, often by bus - is one of the reasons Dennis eventually transitioned to work as a live-in aide, where she'd stay at a client's home for several days at a time to avoid the daily back-and-forth.

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  18. Max & Murphy: A Staten Island Republican Talks Secession, Taxes and TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | City Limits

    Councilmember Joseph Borelli, who represents the southern tip of Staten Island, is one of just three Republicans on 51-member the City Council. Community Board 3 on Staten Island is the least dense district in the city.

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  19. The Lessons NYC Activists Have for Those Fighting Displacement the World OverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | City Limits

    Brenda Edwards-Gueye and her allies did not win their fight against a proposed development in Brooklyn. But she believes bonds were formed that will serve the community well in the next battle.

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  20. Whedco Selected By Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | City Limits

    The Fund is a $20 million, two-year initiative by the Citi Foundation to support high-impact community organizations that are driving economic opportunities in our communities by bringing together residents, nonprofits, businesses, and municipal agencies. WHEDco joins a group of 40 change agents who are playing a key role in coordinating the efforts of multiple partners toward common goals and working in new ways to address urban challenges in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington D.C. Through the fund, WHEDco will provide Bronx residents increased opportunities to participate in economic changes and new investment coming to the borough.

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