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Council Member Mark D. Levine, Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation Opening Statement at the Fiscal Year 2018 Executive Budget Hearing -- May 18, 2017 Good afternoon, and welcome to the Parks and Recreation Committee’s Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Executive Budget for the Department of Parks...

By Greg B. Smith Mayor de Blasio is moving to gut a bill that would quiet down construction noise next to schools — a bill drafted in response to a building project supported by one of his big donors. The bill is being pushed by parents at Public School 163...

By Dartunorro Clark NEW YORK CITY — City officials offered a mea culpa regarding a longtime rent-to-own program that has been labeled a failure by tenants — admitting that the program became “unsustainable” after its launch nearly 40 years ago. Officials from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development were put in...

By Michael Gartland The city has left nearly 900 apartments vacant in one of its affordable-housing programs — a situation that Mayor de Blasio said on Thursday leaves him “perplexed.” Of the 2,322 apartments in the Tenant Interim Lease program, 38 percent — or 884 — are unoccupied, according to a...

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