NYC Lawmakers Vow To Ban ‘Poor Doors’ In Luxury Buildings

New York City officials are vowing to reverse a law allowing luxury developers to install two separate entrances in new residential towers — one for residents paying at market rate and another for low-income residents who qualify for affordable housing. Such buildings include affordable housing units so that developers can receive tax credits.

NYPL DROPS RENOVATION PLANS

New York’s Most Famous Library Will No Longer Be Gutted From The Inside. The New York Public Library has officially withdrawn from plans to renovate its flagship building on Fifth Avenue. The New York Times reports the decision follows a wave of public opposition against the project and a recent study indicating the renovation would …

12 YEARS LATER

NEW YORK — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago. For the families, the memories of that …

New York City Flooding: By 2050s, 800K NYers Could Be Living In Flood Zone

NEW YORK — Officials say new projections show 800,000 New York City residents could be living in flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city’s land by the 2050s as rising seas and other effects of global warming take hold. The number of 90-degree days in the city could double or even triple …

MAKING HISTORY

NEW YORK — Many of the tens of thousands of New Yorkers stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race, lawyers for four men who claim they were illegally stopped said Monday.

FBI Raids Warehouses Selling Fake Brake Pads To NYC Taxis

Three warehouses suspected of selling counterfeit auto parts to New York City cab drivers were raided by FBI agents on Tuesday. More than 50 FBI officials participated in the raid. One warehouse was located in Queens, the other two in Paterson, New Jersey. Three people were also arrested in their homes for allegedly taking part …

The Brightest Christmas House In NYC: MyBlockNYC Visits Kevin Lynch’s Festive Queens Home

For the last 17 years, Kevin Lynch has decorated his New York City home with Christmas lights. A classic game of one-upmanship with a neighbor escalated Lynch’s yearly ritual into a yearly obsession, and now, well, Lynch might just have the brightest Christmas home in the City. MyBlockNYC visited Lynch’s Bayside, Queens home and made …