Sunday, June 20

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LGBTQ Job, Housing, Safety Disparities in Stringer Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A survey of LGBTQ residents of New York recently completed by City Comptroller Scott Stringer points to clear disparities in employment and housing opportunities, food security, and public safety that respondents experience due to their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. And despite one score in which the LGBTQ community.
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Midtown Court Solves Problems Instead of Handing Out Sentences

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For over 20 years, the Midtown Community Court has been giving low-level offenders a second chance. Called the “problem-solving court,” it offers alternatives to incarceration, Sherene Crawford, project director of the Midtown Community Court, explained. “The idea behind the problem solving court is that we recognize and realize it.
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Assembly Bill Restricts Chemical Compounds Linked to Chelsea Bombing

BY JACKSON CHEN | The State Assembly recently passed a bill to restrict access to chemical compounds that combine to create explosives, much like the product that was used in the Chelsea bombing last September. On the evening of Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, a pressure cooker bomb exploded on W. 23rd St.
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Mixed Reviews for de Blasio, Fariña School “Diversity” Plan

BY JACKSON CHEN | Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, on June 6, released what had been anticipated as an ambitious vision for encouraging student diversity among the city’s public schools. The 13-page plan introduces city initiatives aimed at tackling racial and socioeconomic disparities in classrooms across New York, but it was rolled.
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Landmarks Poised to Weight Public Library Interiors

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Landmarks Preservation Commission has calendared the Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for consideration as city landmarks. The exterior of the Schwarzman Building, the library’s main branch on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
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It’s Safe to Stare Straight at Our Eclipse Photos

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Just a few blocks from where thoroughly enthralled office workers momentarily abandoned their desks to gawk, street level-style, at August 21’s solar eclipse, photographer Christian Miles mingled with those gathered on the sprawling deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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Fighting to Keep Her Home In One Piece

BY JOHN A. MUDD  | There is no avoiding them. Whether you’re bustling through the city or enjoying a leisurely Sunday, you are bound to step over one. You could simply shrug them off. You could eek out a pitiful sigh and turn away, uncomfortable with their discomfort.
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Goddard Riverside’s New Chief Leaning into His Mission

BY JACKSON CHEN | Nearly six months into his leadership, Roderick Jones is undertaking a major operational shift focused on the quality of the agency’s programs. Jones, 47, became Goddard Riverside’s new executive director on February 13, returning to his native New York from a Missouri non-profit he led.