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Nets pay tribute to Brooklyn’s Jean-Michel Basquiat with new uniforms

December 4 | Jaime DeJesus

With the 2020-2021 NBA season quickly approaching, the Brooklyn Nets have unveiled new threads. For this year’s City Edition jerseys, the Nets have chosen to pay homage to Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was an artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent whose paintings explored themes such as segregation, racism and income inequality. In 1983, […]

New York is scouring its sewers for COVID-19. Are we learning enough from what we flush?

December 4 | Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Dec. 3 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning. As the COVID-19 positivity rate rises across the five boroughs, city scientists are working to get the lowdown on the virus, straight from New Yorkers’ poop. Unlike many […]

New initiatives could reduce Gowanus flooding

December 3 | Editorial Staff

Stormwater management and relieving pressure on combined sewer overflow infrastructure are among the Department of City Planning’s new initiatives for the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan announced Thursday by Marisa Lago, the department’s director. During rainstorms, residents who live near the polluted Gowanus Canal have become accustomed to their streets, and sometimes their basements, being flooded. During […]

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