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Valeria Ricciulli is a bilingual journalist, originally from Colombia, passionate about New York City: its diverse communities, stories, built environment, and infrastructure. As Curbed NY Reporter, Valeria brings her local news expertise, having interned at El Diario and worked as breaking news reporter for DNAinfo NY. Her work has also appeared on Feet in 2 Worlds, Queens Latino, and She holds a Master of Science in Media Management from The New School. Send tips (in Spanish as well) and follow her on Twitter at @ValeRicciulli.

Homeless New Yorkers in Shelters Face Higher Coronavirus Death Rate

Thousands of New Yorkers sleeping in shelters face a disproportionately high mortality rate during the pandemic, according to a Coalition for the Homeless report.

In Prospect Park South, a Six-Bedroom Colonial Revival With Backyard Asks $3.5M

The house combines classic details with a modern kitchen and spacious backyard.

What $1 Billion of the NYPD’s Budget Could Do for Housing

Investing in NYCHA and permanent affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers are just some of the suggestions.

Riverdale Estate With Veranda and Views of the Hudson River Wants $5M

The 10,000-square-foot home preserves its old-world aesthetic.

The Three Best Deals on a One-Bedroom Right Now — All Under $2,000

Jump on these rentals in Astoria, Ditmas Park, or Inwood, which you can scope out immediately through virtual or video tours.

Renovated One-Bedroom in Kips Bay With Private Terrace (and Windowed Bathroom) Asks $825K

The apartment was recently renovated and features beamed ceilings.

What NYC could do with its $6 billion police budget

Part of that money could go towards youth programs, housing, and homeless service, advocates say.

The three best deals on a two-bedroom right now—all under $2,500

Want more space? Pounce on these impressive rentals in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and on the Lower East Side.

NYC parks foresee financial losses at a time when we need them the most

Several New York City parks expect to lose millions of dollars in funding for upkeep and maintenance.

Two-story Midwood home with a backyard pergola asks $925K

The four-bedroom house features hardwood floors and base moldings.