As people leave New York because of COVID-19, rents start to come down

Jul 21, 2020
Evictions could drive more people out of their apartments soon.
Rents were down 6.6% in Manhattan last month compared to June of 2019.
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Why leaders look to infrastructure spending in recessions

The pitch for infrastructure projects recalls Depression-era investment in roads and bridges.
The on-ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was built as part of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.
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New York has outlined a plan for reopening. What's in it?

New York City, with the most cases in the U.S., will be on a slower timeline.
No part of the state will be allowed to open attractions that would draw lots of outside visitors.
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In some NY communities hard hit by COVID-19, bodegas are lifelines

Apr 24, 2020
Some neighborhoods depend on them as main suppliers of essential goods. Hundreds have had to close because of the coronavirus.
One of hundreds of bodegas in New York City closed by COVID-19.
Photo courtesy Francisco Marte

Meet Michael, 31, accountant

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize his job under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four out of 10 U.S. workers.
Peter Balonon-Rosen

New York’s sweeping climate change law comes with lots of unknowns

Jun 20, 2019
“Fiscal implications: To be determined,” an official summary of the bill reads.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about the city's strategy to fight climate change in April. The State Assembly approved a sweeping climate change bill, which now moves to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk.
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The push for rent control grows beyond big cities

Jun 13, 2019
More than half of renters around the country pay more for housing than what's considered affordable.
Lawmakers in New York state are expected to approve a package of rent reforms before existing regulations expire on Saturday.
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Manhattan housing prices cooled in 2018

Jan 4, 2019
The median home sale in the borough has dipped below $1 million for the first time since 2015.
The median sales price for Manhattan property fell 4.4 percent in 2018.
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At some Bronx public schools, 1 in 5 students are homeless

Nov 20, 2018
NYC schools plan to spend $28 million on personnel, services for homeless students.
Social worker Carol Graham and Principal Danielle Keane at PS/MS 5 in the Bronx. With more than 700 kids from preschool through 8th grade, more than 150 are in temporary housing.
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Amazon's HQ2 may be “the best thing that didn't happen”

Nov 13, 2018
What cities learn from competing can be a win.
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