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Damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
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The effort faces objections, but it may be the best way to hold back storm surges.
Signs and tents at the Occupy City Hall protest where protestors are demanding that the NYPD be defunded.
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The mayor and the City Council did some fuzzy math to arrive at $1B in cuts.
Retiring Republican State Senator Richard Funke.
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There are five open state Senate seats far away from traditional downstate battlegrounds.
Mayor Bill de Blasio in a restaurant on June 27, 2020.
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The city takes a step back on Monday’s reopening plans.
The line for a COVID-19 testing site in April.
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One month in, New York City Health + Hospitals is finding its footing.
Bill de Blasio takes the subway to celebrate the beginning of Phase 2 on June 23rd.
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First Read readers expect the city and state to rebound, but with major changes.

OPINION

How can the private sector help NYC schools?
Sharing facilities and expertise could help students weather the pandemic.
To protect Black lives, extend the halt on all evictions.
The effort faces objections, but it may be the best way to hold back storm surges.
The governor doesn’t want to raise taxes on the rich to protect public higher education.

POLITICS

Retiring Republican State Senator Richard Funke.
There are five open state Senate seats far away from traditional downstate battlegrounds.
Robert Holden, Joe Borelli and the PBA say other elected officials have invited crime.
The mayor and the City Council did some fuzzy math to arrive at $1B in cuts.
The city takes a step back on Monday’s reopening plans.

Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Christian Cultural Center’s PPE and food distribution.
Advocates say the cuts will disproportionately affect small grassroots organizations.
Nursing home deaths from COVID-19 are more complicated than the state Department of Health report explains.
One month in, New York City Health + Hospitals is finding its footing.
Survivors of the HIV/AIDS crisis see similarities in the fears and stigma of the current health crisis.

PERSONALITY

Governor Cuomo unveils COVID mountain.
The governor’s coronavirus mountain is just one of his many artistic creations.
How NY’s first LGBTQ member of Congress beats Republicans in a purple district.
The presumptive member of Congress isn’t worried at all about absentee ballots.
Patel is neck-and-neck after election night with Rep. Carolyn Maloney after losing in 2018.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

Assembly Member Michael Blake stands in solidarity with Assembly members in favor of new legislation for Police Reform during a news briefing at the state Capitol, in Albany on June 8th.
The movement against racism and police brutality has reshaped the electoral landscape.
NYPD officer unions taught the NYC mayor a lesson in 2014. He hasn’t forgotten it.

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