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ARTICLES BY: Savannah Jacobson

  1. treading carefully

    Nike Springs for Deal to Sport Official NYC Logos

    City tourism bureau goes into business with the sneaker and apparel giant — with warnings to treat workers well.

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  2. zoning out

    Queens Neighborhood Fights for Bigger Single-Family Homes, Bucking U.S. Trend

    Local pols embrace single-family zoning in Kew Gardens Hills, even as it falls by the wayside amid an affordable housing crunch in NYC and beyond.

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  3. boxed out

    City Pays Storage Fees for Homeless, But One Bronx Family Still Lost Items

    The city shells out $17.5 million annually to self-storage companies. But some clients report big problems with the little-regulated industry.

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  4. bridge loan

    Foreclosure on $72m Loan Threatens GWB Bus Terminal Developers

    Lenders take the firm behind the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal overhaul to court after alleged default on payments this spring.

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  5. heat wave

    Con Ed’s Brooklyn Blackout Caught Many by Surprise

    The power shutdown for 30K came with scant notice, angering many — including de Blasio and Cuomo. The utility said it averted a bigger crisis.

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  6. driven to distraction

    Taxi Driver Drug Test Failures Soar Amid Growing Stress

    A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.

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  7. layleen polanco

    Ten Miles From Stonewall: Polanco Death Haunts a Prideful Celebration

    Layleen Polanco, a transgender 27-year-old woman, died in a jail cell just as a month of rainbow-hued events celebrating LGBTQIA progress kicked off.

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    Ballroom Family Mourns Layleen Polanco, Who Spent Week in Hospital While Jailed

    Layleen Polanco, the 27-year-old who died in solitary last week, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for eight days just two weeks before her death.

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  9. behind bars

    Pregnant Pause: Jail Officials Seek Safe Path for Body Scanners

    Correction brass vow to protect pregnant women from body scanners after doctors raise concerns. But how will they know who’s pregnant?

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  10. rikers island

    Woman Who Died at Rikers Island Was in Solitary

    Layleen Polanco, 27, was being punished in solitary confinement after being jailed on misdemeanor charges and held on $500 bail, sources said.

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