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Caroline Spivack

  1. new york jobs
    The Seed Collector Who Roams the City’s MarshesPatrick Over works to conserve New York’s native plants.
  2. 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.
  3. housing
    Apartment Hunting With a Criminal Past Is Nearly ImpossibleThree New Yorkers talk about trying to find a place to live after prison.
  4. developing
    Developers Will Finally Have to Assess Who Gets Displaced by RezoningsNew legislation will require racial-equity reports for many major developments.
  5. getting around
    The Subway Booth Cash ClashA new federal bill could force attendants to accept dollars and cents.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. follow that dolphin
    The City’s Battered, Beloved Playground Animals Are Retiring to QueensHow the Parks Department ended up with this peculiar sculptural zoo.
  13. election 2021
    Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far)Meet the twenty-plus candidates.
  14. developing
    The UES Battle Over a Blood Lab Is Not About BloodPreservationists and elected officials fear pathogens could escape into the neighborhood.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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.
  17. streets
    A Driver Destroyed Another Streetery, and This Time Someone DiedThe crash killed a 37-year-old delivery worker.
  18. summer of nyc
    Oh Look, de Blasio and Cuomo Are Fighting Over Reopening AgainThe mayor is promising to lift restrictions the governor set.
  19. returning to the office
    Six Municipal Workers on Going Back to the Cubicle“Those elevators are packed like a can of sardines.”
  20. getting approved
    Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting PeopleThey’re bracing for lawsuits.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.”
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. small-business stories
    The Bronx Bodega Founded by a Former Music Executive“You have to support the people who support you.”
  26. best of new york 2021
    The Best Playgrounds in New YorkGiant geodesic climbing nets, ravines full of sprinklers, and a variety of slides.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. the covid memorial project
    David Lang Turned Remote Learning Into a SongPart 11 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. the covid memorial project
    Daniel Libeskind Cages Lady Liberty in Half a Million Steel BarsPart 4 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  33. green space
    ‘Plastic Park’ Is Dead — So What Should a Marsha P. Johnson Tribute Look Like?We asked locals, activists, and her family what they’d like to see in the space.
  34. street fights
    North Brooklyn Locals Do Not Like the Plastic Mural Proposed For Their ParkIt’s fake flowers versus new green space at Marsha P. Johnson State Park.
  35. back rent
    The Other Side of Rent Debt: Five Small-Time Landlords Who Are Stuck“The building will still be standing, but I won’t be.”
  36. brick and mortar
    Century 21 Is Returning, But You Can’t Get There on the SubwayBecause … it’s in Busan, South Korea.
  37. back to work
    The High-Tech Upgrades of the Pandemic Office Are Mostly for ShowThermal scanners, UV lights, and fewer grout lines won’t save us.
  38. seating arrangements
    The MTA Put Back the Benches at the 23rd Street StationThe tweet about removing them to deter homeless people was, apparently, “in error.”
  39. neighborhoods
    What Are Those Purple Pantries Popping Up Around Central Brooklyn?“There’s joy in fruit snacks. There’s joy in the little things.”
  40. developing
    Lawsuit Against Zoom Meetings Could Derail the Gowanus Rezoning (and Much More)The challenge, if successful, could create a legal opening to stall developments.
  41. black mayonnaise
    Barge Full of Gowanus Sludge Sinks Into Gowanus SludgeToxic material dredged up from the canal is now at the bottom of the nearby bay.
  42. streets
    What Does Polly Trottenberg’s NYC DOT Tell Us About What She’ll Do in D.C.?Trottenberg moved the needle forward on street safety, but some say she could have done more.
  43. neighborhoods
    Upper East Siders Embrace a Homeless Shelter, Unlike Their Crosstown Neighbors“No fanfare, no problem. The men can stay,” said one local official.
  44. evictions
    Thousands in Rent Debt, No End In Sight: Five New Yorkers’ Stories“I feel like if COVID doesn’t kill me, the stress will.”
  45. neighborhoods
    A Phoenix Is Coming to Coney IslandDeno’s Wonder Wheel Park plans to return post-COVID with a new roller coaster.
  46. developing
    Build a Tower, Save a Museum?That’s the gamble in the Seaport historic district.
  47. neighborhoods
    A Coney Island Baptism Spot Might Be Declared a Superfund SiteA survey of local waterways once declared it the top “fecal hotspot” in the city.
  48. evictions
    Most New York Evictions Have Been Deferred Until May — and It’s a ReliefThe legislation gives all tenants another 60 days, and hardship cases till the spring.
  49. testing tips
    Here’s Where to Get a COVID Test Without Waiting for HoursFrom some non-CityMD walk-in spots to the speediest Health + Hospitals locations.
  50. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to My Brick and Mortar ShopsThe now-shuttered stores that made an impression, from Staten Island to Hudson Yards.
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