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An abandoned nursing home rots at 2300 Cropsey Ave. in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The organization Picture the Homeless advocates for abandoned properties to be rehabbed and used to house the city's homeless population, but due to a New York Post article, the group's funding is now in question. FlickrJMazzolaa/
John Farley  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
A New York Post article resulted in City Council putting a hold on Picture the Homeless' funding. Did a member of the group teach people how to squat vacant buildings?VIDEO
Two women sit on a jetty near Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.. The casino-resort opened April 2, and New Jersey officials hope it will help Atlantic City compete with gambling industries in neighboring states. AP/Mel Evans
John Farley  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
With an ambitious new resort in Atlantic City, struggling Indian casinos in New York and Connecticut, and a deal to bring table games to Queens, big wins and losses loom.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Even though private contracts can invite corruption, whistleblowers are unprotected.
Some bathroom stalls at P.S. 124 in South Park Slope were built without doors. Voters in district 39 have voted to change that. Photo by Keith Christiansen
Georgia Kral  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In Council District 39, voters chose to fund renovations at a needy South Park Slope elementary school. But they aren't the only ones who want to improve the school.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The massive development project will be exempt from living wage requirements if a City Council bill passes.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

In a Brooklyn building shared by four schools, some say a new charter is one too many.

This rendering shows how NYU intends to expand in Greenwich Village by 2031. The school says it needs to grow to survive, but many neighbors say the plan will overwhelm their historic neighborhood. Image courtesy of New York University.
John Farley  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 10:56 AM | Comments
Community leaders and urban planners discuss the expansion at a public panel at Municipal Art Society.VIDEO
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

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Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments

He projects that 50-cent tolls for cyclists and East River bridge tolls could amount to $1.2 billion annually.

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