Tag: new york city

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Unearthing the Secrets of New York's Mass Graves

Over a million people are buried in a potter’s field on Hart Island. Here are some of their stories.

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What the Hell Happened in East New York?

The story of a broken neighborhood.

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Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”

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The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

How cops are using nuisance abatement actions to put New Yorkers on the streets.

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"His Life Matters"

The story of Akai Gurley before he was killed by a New York City police officer.

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The Lonely Death of George Bell

And the task of unraveling his life.

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Find Your Beach

On loving and hating and living in Manhattan.

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The Old House at Home

The story of a New York City bar and its owner, Old John McSorley.

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New York State of Mind

The city through the eyes of a four-year-old.

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Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets

Cultural, sexual, and generational clashes surround an aging New York drag queen.

"Clinton Corset Emporium. No awning, just a piece of cardboard stuck in the window. As Miss Adele entered, a bell tinkled overhead – an actual bell, on a catch wire – and she found herself in a long narrow room – a hallway really – with a counter down the left-hand side and a curtained-off cubicle at the far end, for privacy. Bras and corsets were everywhere, piled on top of each other in anonymous white cardboard boxes, towering up to the ceiling. They seemed to form the very walls of the place. 'Good afternoon,' said Miss Adele, daintily removing her gloves, finger by finger. 'I am looking for a corset.'

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Gary Barnett, Controversial Master of New York City Luxury Real Estate

The developer responsible for the tallest residential building in New York—the penthouse just sold for $90 million—lives in a two-story house in Queens.

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Crowded House

They thought that they’d found the perfect New York apartment. They weren’t alone.