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Caroline Spivack

  1. the jab
    Only One City Agency Is Fully VaccinatedAnd fewer than 100 people work there.
  2. housing
    Should Landlords Be Required to Pay for Your Internet?A new bill promises to not pass the cost on to renters.
  3. reopening
    Move Over, Fake Vaxx Card — Here Comes an Anti-Vaxx Business DirectoryA new website is crowdsourcing businesses that are flouting the mandate — and New York has the most.
  4. scammers
    The COVID-19 Hotel Scheme That Took NYC For $400,000Five-star rooms for $50, booked through Facebook and paid with Cash App.
  5. housing
    New York Went From Worst to Best At Handing Out Rent ReliefThere’s still a lot of work to be done, but Governor Kathy Hochul deserves credit for getting us this far.
  6. parks
    East River Park Activists Chain Themselves to Tree, Make Weirdly Modest DemandReally, they just want to ask questions.
  7. reopening
    Maybe Forcing City Workers Back to the Office Wasn’t the Best IdeaCivil servants are now looking for new jobs en masse.
  8. public housing
    Is Brian Benjamin the Person Who Can Turn NYCHA Around?Among advocates, there is cautious optimism.
  9. developing
    The Leaning Tower of Seaport May Finally Break Its Bad LuckBut it’s still tilting ever so slightly to the north.
  10. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  11. evictions
    Hochul’s First Big Win Is a New Eviction MoratoriumNew legislation extends the freeze to January 15.
  12. reopening
    Receptionist? Maître d’? Now You’re Also a Vaxx BouncerFive workers talk about enforcing the new vaccine mandate.
  13. developing
    Dreams, Demolished: Grand Prospect Hall Will Be Torn DownThe 129-year-old former opera house is being razed to make way for a new development
  14. 2020 census
    After Fears of a Pandemic Undercount, Census Numbers for NYC Are Way UpMultilingual outreach and a major effort to find unlisted apartments helped find half a million people.
  15. brick and mortar
    Mutual Aid Gets Militant: The Brief Occupation of a Bushwick StorefrontOrganizers of the Gym clashed with police to use the empty space.
  16. evictions
    The Best Thing About the New Eviction Moratorium Is More Time to Get Rent ReliefBut the CDC order will only apply while COVID rates are high.
  17. streets
    New York’s Stoopers Have a New Enemy“If I had to imagine the Dr. Evil of the stooping community, this is it.”
  18. reopening
    New York’s Central Park Concert Isn’t Ready for the Delta VariantTo see Barry Manilow, only one vaccine shot is required.
  19. c.b. minutes
    ‘The Community Is Being Lied To’: Scenes from Manhattan CB2’s Soho Rezoning VoteEveryone knew the board would reject the plan, but plenty of people still wanted to rant about it.
  20. new york jobs
    The Seed Collector Who Roams the City’s MarshesPatrick Over works to conserve New York’s native plants.
  21. getting around
    Subway Geysers and Jet Skis: See the Flooded Mess of Yesterday’s StormThe deluge is the latest preview of what climate change has in store for New York.
  22. housing
    Apartment Hunting With a Criminal Past Is Nearly ImpossibleThree New Yorkers talk about trying to find a place to live after prison.
  23. developing
    Developers Will Finally Have to Assess Who Gets Displaced by RezoningsNew legislation will require racial-equity reports for many major developments.
  24. getting around
    The Subway Booth Cash ClashA new federal bill could force attendants to accept dollars and cents.
  25. the rent is too damn high
    The Rent Guidelines Board Kind of Approved a Rent Hike, and Everybody Hates ItRents will remain frozen for the first six months, and then go up by 1.5 percent in the second half of a one-year lease.
  26. housing
    Meet the Frontline Defender of Section 8 RentersAngela Stovall is the city worker hundreds of New Yorkers turn to when they’re blocked from seeing apartments.
  27. legacies
    What Would It Take to Strip New York City of Slaveholders’ Names?They’re everywhere, from streets to schools, and there’s a lot of red tape involved in changing that.
  28. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  29. neighborhoods
    The Free Food Pantry Gets the Subscription Box TreatmentWellfare is delivering jackfruit chips, grass-fed turkey jerky sticks, and other snacks and drinks to NYCHA residents in Williamsburg and Bushwick.
  30. the law
    40 Eviction Cases Were Thrown Out Over ‘Wuhan Virus’ NoticeTurns out, the courts don’t like it when you alter official notices with racial slurs.
  31. follow that dolphin
    The City’s Battered, Beloved Playground Animals Are Retiring to QueensHow the Parks Department ended up with this peculiar sculptural zoo.
  32. election 2021
    Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far)Meet the twenty-plus candidates.
  33. developing
    The UES Battle Over a Blood Lab Is Not About BloodPreservationists and elected officials fear pathogens could escape into the neighborhood.
  34. trains
    Subway Crime Is Still Low, But the MTA Wants More Cops. Why?“Generally, when there’s a uniformed presence, people are more likely to behave.”
  35. developing
    What’s a Crown Heights Supermarket Worth?It’s a lifeline to local residents. It’s also a valuable development site. You can guess where this story is headed.
  36. streets
    A Driver Destroyed Another Streetery, and This Time Someone DiedThe crash killed a 37-year-old delivery worker.
  37. summer of nyc
    Oh Look, de Blasio and Cuomo Are Fighting Over Reopening AgainThe mayor is promising to lift restrictions the governor set.
  38. returning to the office
    Six Municipal Workers on Going Back to the Cubicle“Those elevators are packed like a can of sardines.”
  39. getting approved
    Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting PeopleThey’re bracing for lawsuits.
  40. local color
    Mr. Cyclone Is Back in the Front CarAt 5:30 this morning, the roller coaster’s first rider of the season arrived for his 15th opening day.
  41. developing
    A Brooklyn Building Is Screeching. We Asked an Acoustician Why.Wind is creating an effect like “when you blow over the top of an empty soda bottle.”
  42. rikers
    Barbara Kavovit’s Plan for Rikers Sounds Uncomfortably Like an Internment CampA colony for the homeless, isolated on an island in the East River.
  43. streets
    Volunteers Are Funding Open Streets Programs. Why Isn’t the City?Locals and donors are doing the day-to-day work of making it happen.
  44. small-business stories
    The Bronx Bodega Founded by a Former Music Executive“You have to support the people who support you.”
  45. best of new york 2021
    The Best Playgrounds in New YorkGiant geodesic climbing nets, ravines full of sprinklers, and a variety of slides.
  46. the jab
    Mutual Aid Groups Are Now Booking Vaccine Appointments TooExpanding from grocery drop-offs to hitting refresh on TurboVax and getting people to shot clinics.
  47. anti-asian violence
    I Was Attacked for My Anti-Asian-Hate Sign — and Fought BackKatie Hou is one of five Asian Americans assaulted last weekend in New York.
  48. the covid memorial project
    David Lang Turned Remote Learning Into a SongPart 11 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  49. the covid memorial project
    David Rockwell Wants Us to Never Forget Their FacesPart 10 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  50. section 8
    Everything We Know About the Sweeping New Housing Discrimination Lawsuit“Not a hope in hell”: Eighty-eight brokers and landlords are caught on tape rejecting housing vouchers.
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