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lawmakers seek to crack down on illegal hotels

Mar 16, 2010

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A room in the so-called Candy Hostel, one of three apartment buildings now used a budget hotels. The "Candy Hostel" on Manhattan's Upper West boasts of being New


Sour Holiday

Dec 14, 2009

Photo Courtney Gross   Holiday cheer seemed to echo across the country Friday when the U.S. Census Bureau announced retail sales had increased 1.3 percent in November compared to the previous month. Strike


Foreclosures Continue to Threaten Neighborhoods

Nov 30, 2009

Photo (cc) dominic bartolini Predatory lending signs in Bedford Stuyvesant Hugh Thomas stands tall (more than six feet) just outside of Jamaica's Neighborhood Housing Services -- a local nonprofit charged with solving


Going for the Gold

Sep 28, 2009

Photo by Kimberlee Hewitt for nyc.gov Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and NYC2012 announce Olympic Village design winners. 'Money, Power, Politics' This is excerpted and adapted from the new book “Mike Bloomberg:


Closing the Landmarks Loophole

Jul 29, 2009

Photo from Save St. Brigid St. Brigid's Church in the lower east side was recently saved from demolition by an independent wealthy donor. Correction: When first published a caption in this story