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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Courts play growing role in fight over climate change

Oct 25, 2018
New York has sued Exxon, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs of climate change regulations.
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California. 
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Courts play growing role in fight over climate change

Oct 25, 2018
New York has sued Exxon, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs of climate change regulations.
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California. 
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70 businesses selling alcohol in three square blocks: Living in Manhattan’s “Hell Square”

Aug 30, 2018
“We have more licensed establishments than anywhere in the city. And we absolutely have more 311 complaints.”
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Fixing infrastructure: short-term pain, long-term gain

Aug 20, 2018
Crucial upgrades to the busy Route 495 bridge leading to the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey will snarl traffic.
Cars drive toward the Lincoln Tunnel on July 30 in New York City.
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