Ice cream trucks struggle despite the heat

Aug 16, 2022
Ice cream trucks are raising prices to keep up with increasing costs. That's putting a chill in sales, Christina Morales of The New York Times reports.
As inflation heats up, ice cream truck drivers are being forced to raise prices.
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NYC's overnight subway shutdown leaves essential workers stranded

May 6, 2020
Many low-paid New Yorkers rely on the subway to get to and from work. Now, a daily halt to operations for four late night hours is complicating their commutes.
A commuter wearing a face mask rides the subway. The nightly closure for cleaning is causing problems for some essential workers in New York.
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The boss of NYC's subways is departing. How'd he fare?

Jan 25, 2020
Andy Byford came to New York with a reputation for fixing transit in Toronto and London.
It's the last stop for Andy Byford, who announced this week that he's resigning as head of the New York City subway system.
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Fewer NYC evictions after tenant rights are beefed up

Jan 8, 2020
New York State enacted more robust rent control and eviction protection laws in 2019.
A sheriff's eviction notice is posted on the front door of a property in Florida. Even if a court filing doesn't lead to an eviction, it can stay on a tenant's record.
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After political resistance and protests, Amazon HQ2 in New York is no more

Feb 14, 2019
Amazon's HQ2 may not be opening in New York but the retail giant isn't leaving the city either.
Protesters rally against Amazon's plans to move their second headquarters to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, at New York City Hall, Jan. 30, 2019.
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Amazon, in stunning reversal, dumps NYC as new HQ site

Feb 14, 2019
The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.
Protesters gather in Long Island City to say "No" to the Amazon HQ2 decision on Nov. 14, 2018 in Long Island City, New York.
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Blockbuster Broadway, it's more than just "Hamilton"

Jun 7, 2018
The musical about the founding father is still a top draw, but other shows have helped drive record attendance to Broadway theaters. With all the packed houses, show producers pulled in $1.7 billion.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is one of Broadway's blockbuster hits.
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The most-wanted man in New York (for 'Hamilton' tickets)

May 3, 2016
As the sold-out show's PR guy, Sam Rudy has tickets — if you're famous enough.
Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (L) and actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) perform on stage during 'Hamilton' GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15 in New York City.
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What it's like to be Santa Claus in NYC

Dec 24, 2015
Santa Claus is everywhere this time of year ... what's it like to be him?