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  1. shopping block

    As Red Hook Workers Fret Over Fairway Fate, Residents Say Grocer Priced Poor Out

    The Brooklyn neighborhood transformed by the 2006 arrival of the now-bankrupt upscale market chain could see a major employer vanish.

    shopping block

  2. checked out

    Background Backlog Leaves Students Without After-Care, Special Ed. Teachers

    A massive backlog of background check requests to New York City’s Department of Health means many teachers are sitting and waiting to work.

    checked out

  3. present tense

    Beijing to Brooklyn ‘Friendship’ Arch Gift Collapses

    The present from China for Sunset Park, seven years in the making, falls victim to “geopolitical tensions,” Borough President Eric Adams says.

    present tense

  4. ny-9

    Two Congressional Hopefuls Sharing the Same Brooklyn Coworking Space

    Politics makes strange office-fellows. Isiah James and Alex Hubbard, long-shots in the NY-9 race, have headquarters just steps away from each other.

    ny-9

  5. battling hate

    Amid Hate Spike, A Crown Heights Leader Pleads: ‘We Have to Do Better’

    Richard Green helped bring residents together after the 1991 riots. As anti-Semitic incidents rise, he’s calling for resources — and understanding.

    battling hate

  6. education

    New Dyslexia Risk Screening at Two Brooklyn Schools — For $2,000

    Teachers assessing all first- and second-graders to identify learning challenges gets trial run, after bill to impose statewide testing stalled.

    education

  7. housing

    NYCHA’s New Year’s Gift for Jilted Wife: An Eviction Notice

    A Gowanus Houses mother of two battles effort to eject her family from their Brooklyn home over back rent allegedly owed by her ex-husband, an ex-cop.

    housing

  8. mother nature

    Paws and Effect: A Menagerie of Creatures Creating Subway Delays

    Dogs, geese, possums and turkeys are among the virtual barnyard of on-the-loose animals that delayed 238 trains last year.

    mother nature

  9. rabid transit

    Nevins St. Subway Raccoon Captured, Set Free in Prospect Park

    The crafty critter known as Chepe eluded capture for months, only to succumb to the lure of chicken and plantains.

    rabid transit

  10. where are they now?

    Catching Up With New Yorkers You Met in THE CITY

    Here’s the latest on some folks who lived tales of hope, adversity and change during an eventful 2019. They have more stories to tell.

    where are they now?

  11. big challenge

    Greenpoint Activist Vies to Unseat 47-Year Incumbent Lentol

    With her Brooklyn Assembly run, community board member and environmental advocate Emily Gallagher joins wave of upstarts rattling entrenched pols.

    big challenge

  12. child victims act

    Poly Prep Coach Sexually Assaulted Student, Lawsuit Alleges

    Tennis coach William Martire was sued Thursday under the Child Victims Act for allegedly sexual assault of a student during the 1980s.

    child victims act

  13. losing streak

    Another ‘Worst Landlord’ Nod for Troubled Housing Group

    Tenants and contractor say Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. owes them big money as it sells buildings through bankruptcy.

    losing streak

  14. raising questions

    Max Rose’s Cross-Country Joint Fund Push Skirts Impeachment Talk

    New York City’s most vulnerable House Democrat joins high-profile California counterpart Katie Porter to raise money without mentioning Trump’s woes.

    raising questions

  15. education

    Two Brooklyn Schools Prepare for Merger That Would Further Student Integration

    As other desegregation battles flare, Fort Greene’s Arts & Letters aims to fold into Bed-Stuy’s PS 305 to reduce crowding and boost diversity.

    education

  16. a new battle

    Veterans Vulnerable as Trump Threatens Food Aid for 70,000 New Yorkers

    New Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirements also could end exemptions for The Bronx, Upper Manhattan and southeast Queens.

    a new battle

  17. house hunting

    Housing Bias Fight Carries on Case by Case While Citywide Response Waits

    “Where We Live NYC” project to fight racial and other discrimination approaches its second anniversary, while results are still under wraps.

    house hunting

  18. nypd

    Louima Cop Back on Public Payroll as a NYCHA Carpenter

    Charles Schwarz, convicted of perjury in the 1997 NYPD brutality case, works for the NYC Public Housing Authority, records show.

    nypd

  19. kids behind bars

    Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

    Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

    kids behind bars

  20. waved off

    Sea Gate Adrift After Local Politician’s Corruption Scandal

    Disgraced Assemblymember Pamela Harris secured Sandy recovery aid for the Coney Island community — funds now washed out to sea under her successor.

    waved off

  21. death on the job

    Construction Overseers Charged With Manslaughter in Luis Sánchez Almonte’s Death

    Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.

    death on the job

  22. rules of the road

    DMV Took Away a Brooklyn Man’s License — 18 Years After His Last DWI

    The Bensonhurst resident racked up six DWIs from 1990 to 2000, and none since, court papers show. The DMV revoked his license in 2018. Now he’s suing.

    rules of the road

  23. rabid transit

    Raccoons Rack Up a Growing Number of Subway Delays

    An L train struck a furry forager in Brooklyn Saturday night — the latest in a string of wild transit snags outdoors and underground.

    rabid transit

  24. off track

    Repeatedly Stuck Switches Drive Brooklyn Subway Commuters to Despair

    Wednesday’s evening massive rush-hour delays stemmed from Q and B train equipment that’s failed chronically, MTA records obtained by THE CITY show.

    off track

  25. policing

    CCRB Probes Cops’ Detention of Brooklyn Kids on Halloween

    The Civilian Complaint Review Board is investigating incident in which three boys were grilled — allegedly without being allowed to see their parents.

    policing

  26. stand back

    Buildings Commish Backs off Order for Q-Train Neighbors to Inspect Subway Walls

    After THE CITY’s report and an MTA intervention, city bureaucrats say homeowners can ignore citations for failing to inspect a busy transit trench.

    stand back

  27. policing

    Cops Swarmed, Detained Brooklyn Trick-or-Treaters Past Midnight

    Police released three boys after detaining them at the 76th Precinct while investigating a reported cellphone robbery in Carroll Park.

    policing

  28. wall of confusion

    Brooklyn Homeowners Wall-Eyed at City Demand They Inspect Q-Train Trench

    Flatbush and Ditmas Park residents aghast at Department of Buildings order for reports on century-old walls they say are the MTA’s responsibility.

    wall of confusion

  29. too late

    City Mental Health Services Checked In on Man Killed by Cop — After He Died

    “I said, ‘This phone call is very triggering.’ I hung up,” Kwesi Ashun’s sister told THE CITY. “I mean, how much can a person take?”

    too late

  30. storm watch

    Council Deluges City Hall with Criticism Over Sandy Response, Seven Years Later

    The 2012 storm’s anniversary spurred complaints about slow progress as lawmakers vowed a hearing on the flood insurance crisis revealed by THE CITY.

    storm watch

  31. special report

    NYCHA’s Post-Sandy Rebuild Mired in Delays and Dubious Contracts

    Red Hook and Riis houses residents live in construction mazes while most damaged complexes are still awaiting repairs seven years after the storm.

    special report

  32. special report

    Flirting With Disaster: Flood Zones Still Uninsured Years After Sandy

    Nearly 85% of NYC houses and apartments FEMA flags as vulnerable don’t have flood insurance — putting 250,000 homes at risk, our investigation found.

    special report

  33. unexpected development

    Troubled Nonprofit Gets Payout in Flip of Bed-Stuy Landmark to Upscale Developer

    City deed restriction removal paved the way for a court-ordered $12 million sale of a historic building supposed to be used for “youth development.”

    unexpected development

  34. education

    Schools Where Students Opted Out of Exams Hit with New Tests

    Kids in Brooklyn and East Harlem face six additional standardized tests this year. Parents weigh their options as they fume over “a slap in the face.”

    education

  35. breakdown

    Mayor’s Mental Health Crisis Response Offers Weak Dose of Care, Advocates Warn

    The father of cop shooting victim Saheed Vassell welcomed a test sending clinicians on 911 calls. Others express “shock” reforms don’t go farther.

    breakdown

  36. switch glitch

    Cursed High-Tech Subway Signal System Slated for Pricey Replacement

    Bane of delayed F and G train riders, the MTA’s 13-year-old problem-plagued Bergen Street switches in Brooklyn will cost $47 million to redo.

    switch glitch

  37. jails

    What You Need to Know About the Rikers Replacement Vote

    The City Council is poised to OK four new borough-based jails Thursday. But the historic plan’s fate depends on a lot more than shuttering Rikers.

    jails

  38. text block

    City’s Delayed Response Time Threatens to Snag 911 Overhaul

    Two-plus years in, officials haven’t picked a firm to digitize the emergency system — meaning a delay to at least mid-2024, THE CITY has learned.

    text block

  39. justice

    New York’s Most Desperate Caught Up in ‘Crimes of Poverty’

    Thousands of people are arrested on petit larceny charges every year in New York City. Their fates can depend on who’s doing the prosecuting.

    justice

  40. juvenile justice

    Legal System Off to Slow Start on ‘Raise The Age’ Night-Court Fix

    An amended law intended to quickly move kids out of the adult criminal system and ease the burden of extra court dates is having growing pains.

    juvenile justice

  41. special report

    NYCHA’s $250 Million No-Bid — and Sometimes No-Work — Repair Jobs

    One contractor has pocketed nearly $2 million — including for labor investigators say apparently was performed by Housing Authority employees.

    special report

  42. cold news

    Bronx Logs Most Heat and Hot Water Complaints of Any Borough

    With cold weather approaching, some tenants in the borough say they’re bracing for another chilly season of calls to 311.

    cold news

  43. prevention plan

    Safe Injection Ruling Boosts Hope State Will OK Drug Centers

    A Philadelphia federal judge finds law permits supervised drug use facilities aimed at preventing overdoses, removing a Cuomo administration concern.

    prevention plan

  44. joining the party

    Rep. Max Rose, Lone NYC Holdout, Comes Out in Support of Impeachment Inquiry

    At a town hall in Staten Island on Wednesday night, freshman Congressman Max Rose opened the event with a speech on defending the Constitution.

    joining the party

  45. housing

    Bed-Stuy Tenants Bid to Evict Nonprofit Landlord Over Dire Conditions

    NEBHDCo, entrusted by the city with nearly 1,000 Brooklyn apartments, strikes a tentative deal to sell some buildings amid violations and bankruptcy.

    housing

  46. waiting game

    New Rent Law Deluges Backlogged Tenant Overcharge Claims

    Tenants already wait two years just to get a case assigned for investigation at the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

    waiting game

  47. bloom off

    Rep. Max Rose in Hot Seat as Holdout on Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    A Democrat representing a Trump-voting Staten Island and Brooklyn district treads carefully, to the dismay of many volunteers who helped elect him.

    bloom off

  48. schools

    Bed-Stuy School District Pushes to End Gifted Program it Fought to Create

    The Community Education Council in Brooklyn’s District 16 urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza to try a more inclusive approach.

    schools

  49. park dept.

    Brooklyn Borough Hall Parking Lot on Park Space Gets New Review

    Borough President Eric Adams defends use of public plaza for parking as THE CITY discovers vehicles with unofficial placards and speeding violations.

    park dept.

  50. going down

    The Fault in Our Stairs: Subway Escalator Reliability Plunges

    The 232 escalators maintained by the MTA are functional only about 87% of the time, according to new figures — the worst they’ve been since 2010.

    going down

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