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We've been watching the horizon for an MTA fare hike for a few weeks now, and we're getting a little nervous. As it stands, the agency needs to double the amount of funding it's been able to lay hands on for its $32 billion capital campaign. If they need to borrow that money, subway fares could go up by as much as 15 percent. Proposals to raise or institute bridge tolls across the five...
In recent weeks, a handful of businesses in Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene have put signs in their windows warning that anyone entering wearing a "hoodie or mask" will be considered a trespasser. The debate over whether this constitutes racial profiling or a reasonable crime deterrent has to do with the way we frame community issues like gang violence and robbery: either as an act perpetrated at a certain type of business, or one perpetrated...
If you missed Hallowmeme at the Bell House last night, don't feel bad. There are a ton of other costumed events to showcase your clever and refined sense of humor, places where people will get you. If the Halloween party of your dreams is sold out, or if you don't feel like buying tickets to go to a bar and buy drinks, or if you just can't commit, behold: a random assemblage of good bars...
Heat Seek NYC is the rare app that doesn't aim just to make people's lives' easier, but aims to make them better. Even rarer, it's gotten a boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The app, which was designed by a group of college students, uses temperature sensors to electronically monitor the indoor temperature of apartments in a given building, and catch out landlords who are (illegally) not heating their buildings to the (legally)...

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