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DUMBO’s downstairs retail tenants suffer rainstorm woes, urge city action

November 18 | Sim Tumay

One month into her new job at Smack Mellon art gallery in DUMBO, Willa Goettling went into work the morning after Hurricane Henri, grabbed a push broom, and cleared seven inches of water out of artist studios in the basement. What happened that morning in DUMBO in August might occur a lot more often in […]

Toba Potosky: We Are Failing Our Neighbors Without Homes

June 16 | By Toba Potosky

New Yorkers are well familiar with the problems of homelessness. This has been an issue the city, indeed the country, has grappled with for many years. The confluence of mental illness, high housing costs, poverty, and government inaction have made homelessness seem an intractable problem. It is not. As a candidate to represent the 33rd […]

Toba Potosky: I know affordable housing, because I live in it

May 5 | By Toba Potosky

“New York City is in an affordable housing crisis.” How many times do we need to hear that before our lawmakers take action? The difficult truth is that New York City doesn’t lack affordable housing opportunities — we lack affordable housing leadership. Those in charge either don’t know how to fix the problems, or they […]

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