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PLUTO out of orbit

As the city puts gigabytes of free data online, one chunk remains conspicuously missing: a database that reveals the vital details of every piece of real estate in the city. MapPLUTO is a mashup of city data t...
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Free-range Lawyers

Mimi Rosenberg grew up in the housing projects in Coney Island. Superstorm Sandy has now blown her back there. One or two days a week, she sits face-to-face with neighborhood residents like Larissa Konon, an i...
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Army Corps sweeps in to relieve city of debris

This job was too big even for New York’s strongest. The city’s Department of Sanitation is getting a big lift in its storm cleanup efforts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has authorized some $95...
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NYPD’s Improbable Cause Explained

Lindsey Riddick of Flatbush estimates he’s been to 346 Broadway, one of the city’s half dozen summonses courts, at least six times to pay off pink slips police officers have handed to him. Trespassing, disorder...
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Why Didn’t Twitter fight the NYPD’s subpoena?

 Police said they have identified the Twitter user they believe is responsible for threatening to kill people at a Broadway show “just like in aurora” on Tuesday. Though they haven’t disclosed a name,...
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The NYPD’s hottest stop-and-frisk spots

Which six blocks in New York City had the most NYPD stops in 2011 Two toddlers swung from a yellow bar in the playground at the center of Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses on Wednesday morning. Laughing and chasing each...
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Thompson’s $300 million Battery Park City bill

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson voluntarily left his post as chairman of the Battery Park City Authority last week – unlike predecessor James Gill, who exited in shame after the authority spent hundreds of thou...
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Where are the Occupy barricades?

To mark May Day, Occupy Wall Street has declared today a general strike, and protests are planned for many locations in midtown and lower Manhattan. Already, we’ve seen and filed numerous reports of public park...