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Combined local-state tax rate in New York highest in U.S.

Combined local-state tax rate in New York highest in U.S.

The Center Square/April 10th, 2021 The effective state and local tax rate for New York residents in 2019 was 14.1 percent, the highest percentage among the 50 states, according to a new ranking published by the Tax Foundation. Across the United States, the average state-local tax burden came in […]

New York City: It’s more than just the cherry blossoms…

New York City: It’s more than just the cherry blossoms…

Although photographers are flocking around them, and pictures are shared by the thousands, New York City’s more than just cherry blossoms. Here’s what we found yesterday in Carl Schurz Park in Yorkville, Manhattan…

Only in New York: Is it art or humor on E 86th Street in Manhattan, flowers and traffic cones?

Only in New York: Is it art or humor on E 86th Street in Manhattan, flowers and traffic cones?

Only in New York, on 86th Street in Manhattan, was it art or some playful good humor? Here’s the scene on East 86th Street in Manhattan.

At what age are people usually happiest? New research offers surprising clues

At what age are people usually happiest? New research offers surprising clues

Clare Mehta, Emmanuel College If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What Tishaura Jones’ mayoral win says about the political power of Black women

Tishaura Jones became the latest with a Tuesday win to become the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis. Barbara Rodriguez Originally published by The 19th Tishaura Jones was elected Tuesday as the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis, the latest in a recent surge of Black […]

Pandemic hit, Many New Yorkers fled, but Roosevelt Island stayed put

Although the exodus was not as bad as expected, many New Yorkers left the city during the pandemic. But Roosevelt Island stayed put. Real estate giant CBRE released a study of American move outs, and in a granular look at the details, Roosevelt Island stands out as an oasis of stability.

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Congestion pricing proposal in NYC moves forward with environmental assessment

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square contributor/April 8th, 2021 (The Center Square) – The oft-discussed prospect of installing a once-daily toll system in one of New York City’s most heavily trafficked areas has moved one step closer to reality, though a number of granular details still need to be fleshed out. In late March,

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One man’s loving view of Roosevelt Island’s youngest cherry trees blossoming at sunrise…

“I like to walk there early in the morning at sunrise and take landscape photos of the island. It’s so beautiful there,” said Matt Kuhn. He reached out on Facebook to share this beautiful image of Roosevelt Island’s youngest cherry tree blossoms.

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