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Pandemic-Emptied Hotels Could Become Affordable Housing, City Officials Suggest

Pandemic-Emptied Hotels Could Become Affordable Housing, City Officials Suggest

Filed under:Potentially thousands of vacant hotel rooms are ripe for conversion into permanent residences, deputy mayor, housing groups and hotel owners agree.City officials are looking to capitalize on a distressed tourism industry by converting commercial hotels into affordable housing — including creating single room occupancy units known as SROs.The exploration of cheaper alternatives for affordable housing and supportive housing — offering health care and social services for people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders — comes as the city prompted by the coronavirus...

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Yoav Gonen
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Affordable Housing Lottery Odds Worst for Those Who Can Afford the Least

Affordable Housing Lottery Odds Worst for Those Who Can Afford the Least

The city’s housing agency this month its online application system to make seeking an affordable apartment easier — but the odds to get a lease remain worst for those with the least.A of more than 18 million applications to the NYC Housing Connect system between January 2014 and March 2019 shows that for every one of the 21,382 new apartments built as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, 314 eligible applications poured in.The lower the rent — and the lower the income of the household applying — the more people applied per apartment.Related“It’s frustrating,” said Grisel...

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Search the Names of New Yorkers We've Lost to COVID-19

Search the Names of New Yorkers We've Lost to COVID-19

Read the stories of some who died from the coronavirus — and help THE CITY tell the stories of thousands more.THE CITY, Columbia Journalism School and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNYThe coronavirus has killed more than 22,000 New Yorkers so far. But their loss is incalculable. This is a space to remember and honor every person who died — who they were and what they meant to thiscity.Below are the New Yorkers whose stories we’ve found so far (you can view our  below). This memorial has 1,074 of the 22,470 confirmed and probable deaths. That’s 4.8%.We have a long way...

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Top NYPD Curfew Cop Faulted for Mass Arrest Tactics During 2004 GOP Convention

Top NYPD Curfew Cop Faulted for Mass Arrest Tactics During 2004 GOP Convention

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our . Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019.By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.I Accept☰×The top NYPD cop who oversaw mass arrests in The Bronx on Thursday, which started with officers beating protesters with batons, was cited by the Civilian Complaint Review Board for...

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Top NYPD Curfew Cop Faulted for Mass Arrest Tactics During 2004 GOP Convention

Top NYPD Curfew Cop Faulted for Mass Arrest Tactics During 2004 GOP Convention

Filed under:The top NYPD cop who oversaw mass arrests in The Bronx on Thursday, which started with officers beating protesters with batons, was cited by the Civilian Complaint Review Board for heavy-handed tactics in a mass arrest during the 2004 GOP convention.Then-Deputy Chief Terence Monahan was in charge on Aug. 31, 2004, when demonstrators were rounded up in Lower Manhattan — even after they’d been told they could march, an examination by THE CITY found.Monahan, now the NYPD’s chief of department, initiated the arrests after deciding demonstrators weren’t properly following police...

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NYPD Shut Off George Floyd Protesters From Legal Help, Attorneys Charge

NYPD Shut Off George Floyd Protesters From Legal Help, Attorneys Charge

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our . Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019.By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.I Accept☰×Demonstrators taken to police headquarters were allegedly robbed of “critical early representation” — with no way for family or lawyers to find them.The NYPD hauled arrested protesters...

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PHOTOS: Bellevue Workers Kneel for Nearly Nine Minutes in Tribute to George Floyd

PHOTOS: Bellevue Workers Kneel for Nearly Nine Minutes in Tribute to George Floyd

Wearing their scrubs and protective masks, hundreds of Bellevue Hospital workers knelt in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd on Thursday afternoon.That time span is how long a white Minneapolis cop knelt on the 46-year-old black man’s neck on May 25, killing him — and sparking police-brutality protests around the nation and world.Workers at the city-run hospital also chanted, “Black lives matter,” and spoke about the effects of inequality on the communities they serve.Hundreds of Bellevue workers rallied outside the hospital today in solidarity with those...

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