Cops and Citizens: A New York Conversation

NY City Lens reporters asked New Yorkers what might be done to ease tensions and help heal a rift between the police and their city.

Roosevelt Island Gambles on a Brighter Future

Here comes Cornell and Riverwalk, and a renovated downtown is feeling optimistic.

Who Should Mourn for Long Island College Hospital?

The elderly, residents of a nearby low-income neighborhood and deli owners are bearing the greatest cost of losing a hospital in brownstone Brooklyn. But experts say the impact goes much further.

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With rich residents set to flood their Astoria neighborhood, public housing residents wonder what’s in store for them.

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Brooklyn’s Los Sures Churches Adapt to Neighborhood Change

Sudden changes force churches to adjust

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Many Residents Now Can Shape How Money is Spent, But Will They?

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Bronx Housing Boom Could Crowd Classrooms

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Community activists and parents call on Department of Education for help

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