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America’s Hidden Fire Kindling - For-Profit Housing

Jarod Facundo The American Prospect
Federally subsidized housing complexes, many of them owned by for-profit investors, fail to enforce basic safety standards. Will the horrific fire this week become a wake-up call?

NYC Lets 800K Non-citizens Vote. Other Cities May Follow.

Sanya Mansoor Time
This action comes after a year marked by voting restrictions by state legislatures across the nation. “For New York City to do this really draws our attention to these questions: How do we think about democracy? Who’s included? Who’s excluded?"

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West Side Story: The Next Chapter

Saida Pagán Palabra
“I am very proud. I think it’s a huge step forward ... what this whole production has done is kind of lead by example and I think this is just opening doors, so many doors, for future actors from the Latinx community."

Friday Nite Videos | December 3, 2021

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West Side Story | Steven Spielberg

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, “West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

State Must Commit to Reinvest in CUNY, SUNY

James Davis and Fred Kowal Albany Times Union
New York lawmakers must step up. With support from lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul, CUNY and SUNY can once again reach the forefront of higher education, helping communities across New York tackle the most pressing challenges we face as a state.

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Labor Unions Band Together to Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices

Caroline Lewis The Gothamist
The group is pushing legislation that would give health plans — including those managed by labor unions — more leverage to haggle over the price of health care and eliminate certain anti-competitive practices.
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