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Just a year after effectively losing a battle to get homeless families out of a Broadway hotel, elected officials and community leaders were caught by surprise yet again when word got out that a recently constructed apartment building at 5731 Broadway would become a shelter for more than 80 homeless families. more
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Two petitions. Two points of view. All over one location — 5731 Broadway. more
Following a weekend filled with violence and bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month over the removal of Confederate statues, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Aug. 16 he would convene a task force to examine all statues in the city, marking specific ones that might be considered offensive or rooted in racism or bigotry. more
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Michael Heller, who officially stepped in as Community Board 8’s district manager in June, is retiring just three months after starting the job. more
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His mission is to stop a transitional housing facility for the homeless from opening at 5731 Broadway, and with time running short, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has one more trick up his sleeve. more
After the raucous meeting in July over a proposed homeless shelter in Kingsbridge, Community Board 8’s land use committee is set to meet again Sept. 5. And near the top of its agenda? Once again, 5731 Broadway. more
Running a transitional homeless facility for more than 80 families is not a cheap proposition. more
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Donald Trump earned a rare victory Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed some parts of his travel ban executive order to go into effect. more
Andrew Cohen may have found some election competition after all. more
Fernando Cabrera is not known for pulling punches. When criticizing opponents, especially during an election, the two-term councilman has not shied away at all from calling someone out for failing for do enough for constituents. more
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