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migrant crisis

Is Moving Migrants to Randalls Island a Solution?

Critics of the plan say the mayor is swapping one isolated floodplain for another.
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  23. How Big Should an Umbrella Be? A fight about sidewalks featuring Pat Kiernan.
  24. Wiz Khalifa, Open Door King Sorry to Gwyneth Paltrow’s fake Ruth Asawas.
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  27. The City Quietly Stopped Pruning a Lot of Its Trees And now it’s hurricane season.
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  49. Duke Riley Once Owned H.P. Lovecraft’s Front Tooth The artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
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