Friday, 22 August 2014

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A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

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Helping People Apply for Affordable Housing

Helping People Apply for Affordable Housing

Applying for affordable housing in Brooklyn should be made easier by a new collaboration between community organizations and developers, Brooklyn Brief reports.

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Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

In Queensboro Hill, Chinese homeowners who rebuild houses are drawing the ire of neighbors who say the changes are damaging the neighborhood's harmony, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Trust, Lies and Public Housing in Chinatown

Trust, Lies and Public Housing in Chinatown

A Chinatown man suffering from kidney disease says he got pulled into a fraudulent scheme to take "fees" from individuals seeking apartments in public housing, according to Sing Tao Daily.

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Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

“Normal, white, and straight” remain the unofficial criteria for joining some co-op communities in Jackson Heights. Open City details one couple's experience with housing discrimination in the Queens neighborhood.

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Safety Monitors Unwatched in NYCHA Complexes?

Safety Monitors Unwatched in NYCHA Complexes?

Residents of some public housing complexes in the Bronx say expensive security systems have done nothing to deter crime, Mott Haven Herald reports.

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Chinese Residents Blast Co-op, Condo Managers

Chinese Residents Blast Co-op, Condo Managers

Chinese residents of poorly run Flushing co-ops and condos are trying to replace management companies and boards, Mingpao reports.

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Fighting Gentrification with Poetry

Fighting Gentrification with Poetry

A Queens native comments on the borough's changes through poetry, Queens Tribune reports.

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Socialism in Sunset Park: The Story of a Once-Finnish Enclave

Socialism in Sunset Park: The Story of a Once-Finnish Enclave

Neat four-story buildings in Sunset Park were constructed by and for Finns from 1916-1927, and tell the tale of a small immigrant community, Open City reports.

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Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

The city's post-Sandy recovery program seems to be ramping up, homeowners report in an article in Sheepshead Bites.

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Will Rents be Frozen as Promised in 2014?

Will Rents be Frozen as Promised in 2014?

There are hints that the Rent Guidelines Board will approve a small rent increase on the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, The Indypendent reports.

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