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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 and follow her on twitter @CarolineSpivack for the latest news.

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That approach would prioritize ULURP projects in areas hardest hit by COVID-19.

New York’s Emergency Rent Relief Program Is a Mess

Technology and linguistic barriers are emerging that may make the rental aid inaccessible to those who need it most.

Court Quashes Push for Racial Equity in NYC Neighborhood Planning

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Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening

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A guide to OMNY, the MTA’s new MetroCard-replacing fare system

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The Ins and Outs of Applying for New York Rent Relief

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Where to Find Affordable Housing in NYC

A comprehensive guide to New York City's affordable housing lotteries.

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The tolling system won’t be up and running for "roughly a year."

Little Clarity and More Fear for New York City Tenants on The Brink of Eviction

"I lost my dad, my best friend, and the person who paid our rent."