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Bollywood music for sale in Jackson Heights, Queens.

What you never knew about Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Housing, Immigration, Queens October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A tour of the city’s most diverse borough, complete with photos and sound bites.

Freezing. Some family spend the winter with only the low heat of the stove.

Campaign for heat in El Barrio

Housing, Manhattan, Mexican October 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Movement for Justice in El Barrio has started the “Hogares Helados” (“Frigid Households”) campaign, an initiative to help low-income families get hot water and heating in their homes during the oncoming cold season.

Mayor Bloomberg and other officials pictured in 2010 as they celebrated the completion of the 100,000th unit of housing under his 2003-2014 housing place.

Fear for city’s housing plan

Housing, New York September 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious affordable housing initiative is three-quarters to completion. But reshaped by fiscal woes, complicated by other city policies and often outgunned by the private market, what will the plan’s long-term impact be?

This stretch of Delancey between Pitt and Ridge has looked the same for half a century, but not for much longer. Photo © www.thelodownny.com.

Chinese-American condos planned

Housing, Manhattan September 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Fifty-three Chinese-American investors have put down $8.5 million to construct a 12-story condominium building on a plot of land that abuts the Williamsburg Bridge. The project means the imminent closure of T & J Auto Repairs, a neighborhood fixture that has occupied a garage on Delancey St. since 1954.

A view of the mural on 105th Street and 3rd Avenue

East Harlem group looks to restore murals

Featured Posts, Housing September 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

New York’s blazing summers, icy winters and leaky 100-year-old bricks have taken a toll on East Harlem’s colorful, iconic murals.  Now, as part of a plan to preserve East Harlem’s rich cultural history, a group has begun an effort to restore some of them, starting Saturday from 12 to 8Read More