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Discussing those experiencing homelessness is starting to become a monthly activity with Community Board 8 — this time with Charles Moerdler’s land use committee having a go at the city’s proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. more
Lillian Vasquez hopes to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, it’s looking less likely that will be the case since her apartment is just as shambled as it was the day after it and 15 other units at 181 W. 238th St., were ravaged by fire. more
Letitia James is in. Kathy Hochul most likely will run. And both Bill de Blasio and Jumaane Williams are making a lot of noise about mounting their own campaigns as well. more
Police believe a stray bullet hit a young woman while she was with her young daughter in Marble Hill Thursday night, and are now hunting for two men they say are responsible for it happening. more
A four-alarm fire tore through and heavily damaged at least five businesses on Bailey Avenue late Monday night, but of the more than 160 New York Fire Department personnel on the scene, only one was slightly injured. more
Alessandra Biaggi announced Wednesday she is supporting the planned facility at 6661 Broadway that is expected to house more than 100 single men by 2023, declaring that "housing is a human right." more
At least five storefront businesses were heavily damaged — if not destroyed — in a late-night blaze that brought out nearly 100 firefighters from multiple stations, and completely shut down the area where Bailey Avenue and West 238th Street meet.

First responders were first called out to Bailey Deli & Grocery at 3656 Bailey Ave., just after 11:30 Monday night. By the time they arrived, flames had already spread into neighboring businesses, according to one firefighter on the scene, including the Con Sabor Latino restaurant, Yeung Hing Restaurant, Tililá Casa Publica & Cocina, and Best Laundromat. 

The blaze ultimately reached four-alarm status, according to the New York Fire Department's Twitter account, and was finally brought under control just after 1:30 a.m. more

The United States is adding more and more jobs, but apparently not as fast as New York is. more
Nivardo Lopez is packing his bags for Albany after earning the nod from Gov. Kathy Hochul to become the state's deputy secretary for transportation. more
New York City hasn't even finished the 2021 election, but a number of eyes are turning to state races next year with state attorney general Letitia James already jumping into the race for governor, with others like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams not far behind.  more
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