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Caroline Spivack is a native New Yorker born and raised in Brooklyn. As a reporter at Curbed NY, she covers the city’s built environment through a lens of urbanism and local news. Her stories make complicated land use and civic issues digestible and get to the core of why a story should matter to New Yorkers. Caroline’s beats include housing, development, and transportation. She began her career covering local news across the city for the New York Post, DNAinfo, the Brooklyn Paper, and Patch. After attending Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, she earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her rescue dog Scout. Send Caroline tips at caroline@curbed.com and follow her on twitter @CarolineSpivack for the latest news.

Landlords Lose Fight Against Rent Protections, Hotel Chelsea’s Latest Tenant Battle, and Other News

Here’s what’s going on around town this week.

City Hall Park Is Still Under Lockdown, the MTA Has a Man Cave, and Other News

Here’s what’s going on around town this week.

Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Is Crumbling

A judge’s ruling is the latest bad news for the mayor.

Bloomberg Keeps ‘Tribute in Light’ Shining Through the Pandemic, Cops Save Opossum, and Other News

Here’s some of what happened around town this week.

Rents Are Down in Manhattan, But Up in Neighborhoods Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Yes, it’s a good time to get a deal in Manhattan. But in areas hardest-hit by COVID-19, rents are actually going up.

Century 21, the Beloved Fashion Discount House, Is Closing

New Yorkers mourn the loss of "our closet."

Budget Cuts Might Doom de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Legacy

Neighborhoods like Edgemere, Queens, now have to wait even longer for major housing projects to rise.

A Sidewalk ‘Sleep-Out’ in Support of the Homeless on the UWS, Weed-Eating Goats, Fairy Doors in Queens, and Other News

Here’s some of what happened around town this week.

What’s the Trump Eviction Moratorium All About?

A broadly popular, if calculated, new policy and how it will work.

That Infamous Trio of Two Bridges Megatowers Inches Toward Construction

Three new luxury skyscrapers — one set to be 100 stories tall — got the go-ahead from an appeals court, but two more lawsuits are pending.