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Editor’s note: De Blasio’s latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate draws legal threat, of course!

It’s no surprise NYPD union president Pat Lynch said he would take the city to court over the requirement that all municipal employees get vaccinated.

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Opinion: Poll finds public support for educational standards in yeshivas

A new survey shows that regulating ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools is popular in New York.

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New MTA map goes back to the future

A New York City “subway diagram” on a trial run resembles the much-maligned Massimo Vignelli modernist design from the 1970s.

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Editor’s Note: Albany gets some well-deserved love

The state capital was named the best place to live in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

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The suite life of a COVID-19 patient

My experience in New York City’s isolation hotel program.

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NY’s pot leaders need to consider environmental impacts now

Environmental justice should be the top priority when devising the state’s regulatory framework.

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Editor’s Note: A beloved Upper West Sider is frank about pandemic isolation

Brigitta “Brig” Ortner, a friend of local politicians and a Holocaust survivor, uses a dry sense of humor to keep up her morale.

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NYCHA needs big money for major progress

Here’s why the federal government should double the amount allocated in the American Jobs Plan for public housing to $80 billion and help bring much-needed change to the housing authority in New York City.

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How extreme heat is driving a call for policy changes in New York

It’s time to revise the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to provide a greater safety net for residents, especially low-income people of color, with little or no access to air conditioning.

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Time to shine sunlight on public authorities

Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul should work to add transparency to these independent government bodies.

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Editor’s Note: De Blasio’s free vaccine money a hit while Cuomo is down

Who knew the mayor’s idea to offer a financial incentive in the fight against COVID-19 would get picked up by President Joe Biden.

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Editor’s note: What shadows the milestone of traveling to space

COVID-19 and homelessness are among the unresolved issues that left a space geek unimpressed when Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos blasted into space last week.

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Here’s how to reform the NYC Board of Elections

The state Legislature should replace the political cronies with professionals.

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Editor’s Note: A Kmart loved by punks and bohemians closes

The department store’s Astor Place location did what no one thought possible: It made its mark on the neighborhood.

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Latinas poised to be a force on the City Council

A record 10 Hispanic women won recent New York City Council Democratic primaries.