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The restaurant industry is already struggling to stay afloat

Mar 17, 2020
With coronavirus keeping people at home, restaurants are shutting their doors and shifting their business models to adapt to the crisis.
An empty restaurant, like this one was on Monday in Brooklyn, is an increasingly common sight across the U.S.
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The affordable housing crisis is forcing some people into basements

Oct 30, 2019
A New York Times reporter took a look at immigrants living in the cramped, dark, illegal spaces in Queens.
Expensive housing in big cities like New York are pushing some people into illegal basement apartments.
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The woman running the Tribeca Film Festival wishes we could stop saying “female filmmakers”

“I wish we could just say 'filmmakers,'” Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal says.
Jane Rosenthal speaks at a Tribeca Film Festival screening at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in 2018 in New York City.
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In New York City, getting rid of joyless junk can be complicated and costly

Feb 14, 2019
It's the urban underbelly of the Marie Kondo effect.
Manhattan’s Salvation Army on 46th Street has 20 trucks to pick up donations and two additional dump trucks to haul away unsalable items.
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NYC traffic fatalities fall to an all-time low

Jan 2, 2019
The city's Vision Zero program has cut road deaths by a third over five years
Traffic moves across the Brooklyn Bridge, Aug. 2, 2018 in New York City. 
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Google is the latest tech giant to expand in New York City

Dec 17, 2018
Google has announced plans to double its New York offices with a $1 billion investment. The new urban campus, in a lower Manhattan neighborhood, isn’t exactly what forecasters had in mind when they predicted tech would expand out of Silicon Valley,…

NYC guarantees minimum wage for ride-share drivers

Dec 6, 2018
The New York City Council voted in August to give the Taxi and Limousine Commission the authority to determine a minimum wage for contract drivers for Uber and Lyft. The commission set the rate this week at $17.22 an hour,…
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Cookbooks are still going strong

Nov 26, 2018
For a lot of people, a physical cookbook is a way to escape a screen – and make some memories.
Matt Sartwell, managing partner at New York City bookshop Kitchen Arts & Letters.
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How two New York bodegas explain a glut of shopfronts for rent

Nov 16, 2018
One couldn't afford rent in a hip neighborhood; the other survives on pricey specialties.
American Deli Market in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn recently closed after about 20 years in business.
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What will Amazon HQ2 mean for rents in Long Island City?

Nov 13, 2018
Residents fear the area will become unaffordable.
A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York, along the East River.
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