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Renter Makes a Stand

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The New York Times City Room blog today highlights a vanishing New York institution: unbelievable cheap rent controlled apartments. One such low-renter, John Burke, currently pays $288 a month for his studio at 218 E. 84th St., and is fighting his landlord to maintain that rate
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R&B Star John Legend Sings for Saujani

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By Dan Rivoli R&B superstar John Legend will perform at a  private fundraiser for Reshma Saujani, Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s primary challenger, June 3. In a letter to her supporters, Saujani is raising money from the event by offering a chance to win tickets by donating $14 (she is running in New York’s 14th Congressional District) [&hellip
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Sounds of SummerStage: Central Park Concert Series turns 25

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SummerStage, the Central Park outdoor series, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by throwing concerts in all five boroughs. cityArts has a history of the seminal concert series as well as a recap of some of its most unforgettable shows including Celia Cruz’s final live performance, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys and the New York [&hellip
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House Challenger Appears on Maloney’s Turf

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By Megan Finnegan Political newcomer Reshma Saujani faced a skeptical crowd at a May 16 candidate forum, hosted by the New York Democratic Club. Saujani, who is challenging longtime incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney, touted her fresh perspective and position as a woman of color representing a diverse community. Maloney, meanwhile, trumpeted her many achievements as [&hellip
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