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New Yorkers Want to Defund the Police. They’re Getting 5 ‘Black Lives Matter’ Murals Instead.

Without action a mural is just paint on pavement.

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.

‘Health or Their Home’: The Risks of Housing Court During a Pandemic

Tenant advocates fear coronavirus could spread in cramped housing court.

What you need to know about NYC’s unprecedented weeklong curfew

The mayor has since lifted the city’s curfew.

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.

‘I have no power’: The New York renters who aren’t protected from eviction

Not all New York renters are protected under the extended eviction moratorium.

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.

NYC immigrants fear losing their homes during the pandemic

Immigrants live in some of NYC’s worst-hit neighborhoods. Now they’re struggling to pay rent.

‘I’m trying not to drown’: Small landlords want relief too

"We’re the ones unclogging the toilet. We’re the ones shoveling the snow."

An observation deck is coming to the Chrysler Building

The planned viewing platform takes design inspiration from the icon’s former Jazz Age speakeasy.

When the NYC subway is your home—and you’re evicted every night

Hundreds of homeless individuals are now escorted out of the subways every night, but for many, the shelters offer no respite.

How to help your NYC neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic

Looking to get involved? Here are NYC organizations in need of volunteers or donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYC is opening 12 more miles of open streets—from Fort Greene to Flushing

The city is halfway to its goal of 40 miles of streets for May

New York extends halt on evictions, but tenants still ‘at great risk’

Tenants cannot be legally evicted in New York until August 20.

New York City rolls out next wave of open streets

New Yorkers are getting another two miles to spread out amid the pandemic.

When your boss is also your landlord: Rent strike at Columbia University

"We don’t have enough money to stay in New York or to pay rent"

In New York, the rent strike movement takes root

"Having a roof over your head and starving to death makes no sense"

New York City to halt 24/7 subway service for daily coronavirus cleanings

The New York City subway will stop running between 1 and 5 a.m. to disinfect trains.

‘Rent relief has to happen’

In the absence of legislation to help renters, New Yorkers who can’t afford to pay their rent are organizing strikes

NYC will open up to 100 miles of streets to pedestrians

The move will help New Yorkers socially distance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NYC renters could stave off eviction for up to a year under new Council bill

New York tenants could see relief under a sweeping package of legislation.

Is it okay to move in NYC during the coronavirus pandemic?

If you absolutely need to move out, here’s how to do it safely.

Should NYC’s beaches open for the summer?

The city plans to keep them closed, but lawmakers see safety hazards.

NYC rent-stabilized landlords see costs rise, push for rent increases

The city’s Rent Guidelines Board released its report on landlords’s income and expenses ahead of the agency’s yearly hearings.

NYC beaches and pools may close through summer amid coronavirus

Mayor de Blasio said officials "do not have a plan to open the beaches."

NYC public hearings go digital during coronavirus pandemic

Various municipal meetings are going virtual due to social distancing

New listings plummet in NYC due to coronavirus pandemic

A new report found that new inventory dropped by 89 percent from this time last year.

Citi Bike rolls out first upper Manhattan station for healthcare workers battling coronavirus

The station will help those on the frontlines of the pandemic get around more easily

New York told landlords not to evict renters. Advocates say that’s not enough.

Lawmakers and tenants’ rights groups have proposed a rent suspension, a freeze on increases, and other policies.

New York spearheads coalition of states for post-coronavirus recovery

The states will coordinate their efforts to relax restrictions in the coming weeks

NYC commits to housing more homeless individuals in empty hotel rooms

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that around 2,000 homeless New Yorkers would soon be relocated to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How NYC architects are 3D printing protective gear to help local hospitals

Architects are crafting thousands of face shields for first responders each week.

New York City halts design work on public projects during coronavirus pandemic

Architects and engineers have been told to suspend work on city-backed projects for the foreseeable future

Empty NYC hotels should be used to house the homeless: advocates

Advocates call for the city to use 30,000 of its vacant hotel rooms to house homeless New Yorkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York lawmakers seek to prevent ‘tidal wave’ of evictions

New legislation would essentially extend a statewide moratorium on evictions

NYC real estate agents explore alternatives to open houses amid coronavirus outbreak

Brokers are exploring virtual tours and FaceTime in lieu of traditional open houses.

New York’s stay-at-home order will be in effect through April 29. Here’s what that means.

The new restrictions are aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 throughout New York state.

As New Yorkers seek open space, city will cut short car-free streets pilot

A program to pedestrianize some city streets to encourage social distancing will end because of "personnel" issues

NYC dog runs shutter due to coronavirus pandemic

The city’s dogs runs closed Monday to combat overcrowding.