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Mayor Adams Promises ‘Thorough’ Look at How His Team Handled Riis Arsenic Discovery

September 7 | Greg B. Smith and Katie Honan, THE CITY

This article was originally published on Sep 6 8:10pm EDT by THE CITY Mayor Adams on Tuesday promised a “thorough report” on how his administration handled the discovery of tests showing arsenic in the water at a Lower East Side public housing development. “We’re going to be extremely transparent,” he told reporters, after refusing to […]

Struggling taxi drivers see congestion pricing as fee that breaks their backs

August 22 | Shantel Destra and Jose Martinez, THE CITY

EDITORS’ NOTE: Taxi drivers across the Brooklyn borough have been active in their resistance against predatory medallion loans and fairer labor practices, blocking the Brooklyn Bridge in February of 2021. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), the largest cab union in New York, is fighting to exempt yellow and green cabs from the congestion […]

A look at the world’s skinniest skyscraper: Steinway Tower

August 18 | Kiana Doyle, Associated Press

One skyscraper stands out from the rest in the Manhattan skyline. It’s not the tallest, but it is the skinniest — the world’s skinniest, in fact. The 84-story residential Steinway Tower, designed by New York architecture firm SHoP Architects, has the title of “most slender skyscraper in the world” thanks to its logic-defying ratio of […]

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